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On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

Shopper trends: World Cup - victory for retailers?

Now that the football World Cup has come and gone, Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, examines whether it provided a much-need...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

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The just-food interview: Premier Foods CEO Darby 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc is emerging from the long shadow of its debt burden with a new refinancing package and a clear mandate to grow its categories and brands. But, in the tough UK operating environment, growth is proving hard to come by. Premier CEO Gavin Darby speaks to just-food about balancing the need to invest in Premier's stable of well-known brands - as well as some of the more neglected areas of its business - while also managing a fragile balance sheet.


Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

Latest News

Danone takes Mars yoghurts into more markets 30 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Danone has introduced a range of yoghurts developed with Mars that were first launched in France into three more European markets.


Research round-up: baked goods; Campbell's M&A 30 Jul 2014

just-food Research Team

This week, our research team features reports in the just-food store on the global baked goods market, confectionery in Sweden and the dairy sector in Romania, plus an analysis of Campbell Soup Co.'s recent M&A.


Industry dismisses Brussels' 'sin' tax claims 29 Jul 2014

Alan Osborn

The EU trade association for the bloc's food and drink industries, FoodDrinkEurope, has shrugged off Brussels' claims sin taxes do reduce consumption of products high in salt, sugar and fat.


Greencore sales up amid "buoyant" food-to-go 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Greencore has said it is confident it can deliver annual earnings in line with market expectations after posting higher sales for the third quarter of its financial year.


Poultry firm Tilly-Sabco gets temporary reprieve 29 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

Embattled French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco, which had been facing closure next month, has secured business through to the end of September.


Restructuring hits profits at Croatia's Podravka 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Moves from Croatia-based consumer goods group Podravka to restructure its food business have weighed on half-year profits.

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