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What are the implications of Kerala's 'fat tax'?

The regional government in the Indian state of Kerala has become the latest administration to impose a tax on less healthy foods. Ben Cooper...

Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

Wal-Mart, Kroger, Casino - retail round-up

April saw Wal-Mart continue the expansion of its click-and-collect service in the US, while Kroger invested in a local retailer focused on n...

Foodservice focus: Yum!, McDonald's, Carl's Jr

Taco Bell's bid to bring value to breakfast in the US, the potential roll-out of McDonald's all-day breakfast to other markets and the retur...

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Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.

Colian hungry for international growth - interview 21 May 2016

Katy Askew

Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.

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India's ITC posts increased first-quarter profits 22 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Indian food and tobacco producer ITC has posted total pre-tax profits of INR3.67bn (US$552m) for the first quarter of the fiscal year ended 30 June compared to INR3.34bn crore in the corresponding period a year ago.

Gruma sees double-digit growth  22 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

The weakness of the peso, sales growth at corn flour business Gimsa and price increases introduced to reflect higher raw material costs have helped boost tortilla manufacturing giant Gruma’s net sales.

Danone boosts India presence with Chennai launch 21 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

French leading dairy company Danone is strengthening its presence in India with the launch of operations in Chennai.

Indian poultry market warns on US imports  21 Jul 2016

Raghavendra Verma

India’s branded poultry manufacturers are nervously awaiting an inflow of imported poultry products from US, warning they may lose significant market share to cheap imports

India, US face off in poultry trade row  20 Jul 2016

Keith Nuthall

The Indian government has reacted with dismay to a US bid to seek World Trade Organisation (WTO) authorisation for retaliatory duties over its retention of restrictions on American poultry exports. 

Poultry group Astral plans "severe cutbacks" 20 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

South African poultry group Astral Foods said today (20 July) that it plans to introduce "further and more severe cutbacks in the poultry production chain" following tougher than expected trading conditions.

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