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Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end d...

Analysis: S Africa's fledgling gluten-free market

The gluten-free market has taken root quickest in markets in North America and western Europe but manufacturers looking for more business op...

Kellogg eyes long-term benefits of Africa JV

US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Kellogg...

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Ian Donald, Nestle Africa 5 Dec 2012

Katy Askew

The importance of expanding in emerging markets is a constant message from Nestle, a company that has one of the industry's largest footprints in the developing world. While Nestle is expanding in high-growth markets like China, the world's largest food group is looking beyond the BRICs as it establishes a presence in every quarter of the globe. In this month's just-food interview, Katy Askew spoke to the chief executive of Nestle's operations in equatorial Africa, Ian Donald, to discover how the company is working to drive long-term growth in the region.


The just-food interview – Sean Murphy, Kraft Foods 31 May 2011

Katy Askew

As it looks to expand international revenues, Kraft Foods has developed a strategy that focuses on building its business in ten "priority markets" around the world. South Africa was recently added to Kraft's emerging markets hit list and, in this month's just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke to Sean Murphy, MD of Kraft's operations in southern Africa, about the group's plans for growth in the region.

Latest News

South Africa fresh produce agents raided 23 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

South Africa's Competition Commission raided the premises of nine fresh produce market agents in the country today (23 March) as part of a probe into suspected price fixing.


S Africa oil firms fail to block cartel probe 21 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Two of five edible oil companies operating in South Africa at the centre of price-fixing allegations have failed in their attempts to block investigations by anti-trust authorities.


Chocolate giants in deforestation pledge 17 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.


News of week: cocoa pledge, Ferrero deal, Conagra 17 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Nestle, Mondelez International and Hershey were this week among the companies to pledge to tackle the deforestation seen in the cocoa supply chain. It was a busy week on our M&A pages, including a notable deal in chocolate, with Ferrero buying US chocolate maker Fannie May Confections Brands, meat giant JBS snapping up bacon maker Plumrose USA and Conagra Brands acquiring US snacks firm Thanasi Foods.


Quotes of week: labels push, Country Bird, 301 Inc 10 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Companies including Nestle and Mondelez International this week set out on a bid to bring in "harmonised" nutrition labels in the EU. The CEO of South African poultry processor told just-food the country's government needs to step in and support the industry. And General Mills explained why it has made another investment in a fledgling US firm.


News of week: BRF, Bimbo, Chobani 10 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Six of the industry's major names raised eyebrows this week with a push to introduce "harmonised" nutrition labels in the EU. Meanwhile, one of the six, Nestle, separately announced a series of "2020 commitments" including the field of nutrition. Elsewhere, meat giant BRF saw its CFO resign, bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo made an acquisition in Canada and Chobani named a new COO.

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