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2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, announced this week it has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based proce...

Starbucks, Telepizza: Dec 2016 foodservice focus

December saw Starbucks outline fresh five-year targets - and announce a new CEO. The last month of 2016 also heard US-based Focus Brands ann...

How will demonetisation affect India food sector?

Last month, India pulled from circulation INR500 and INR1,000 banknotes, in a bid, the country's government said, to clamp down on counterfe...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview 27 Oct 2016

Raghavendra Verma

Operating one of India's largest food companies is no simple task, Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and managing director of Nestle India, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the recent Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Latest News

Romania set to amend food marketing law 17 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Romania is set to amend a law requiring retailers to buy at least 51% of food and agricultural products from local producers, after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings saying the country had breached EU laws.

Vitasoy, Universal Robina form plant drinks JV 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Hong Kong-based Vitasoy Group and Philippines-headquartered food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. have set up a venture to market plant-based drinks.

Britannia 9M sales, profits up but Q3 growth slows 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Britannia Industries, the India-based food group, today (16 February) reported higher nine-month sales and earnings but saw demonetisation weigh on its third-quarter results.

Pioneer Food Group expects "year of two halves" 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has revealed pressure on sales volumes "in a number of categories" but forecast an improved performance in the second half of its financial year.

Sigma Alimentos FY sales, earnings down on FX 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Mexico-based meats and dairy business Sigma Alimentos saw pressure on its sales and profitability in 2016 due to the weakening of the Mexican peso against the US dollar.

Ruchi Soya sales slide, points to demonetisation 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Ruchi Soya, the India-based edible oil group, has booked losses of over INR1.8bn for the first nine months of its financial year due to a drop in sales and inventory charges.

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