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Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...

Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

Comment: Paying the price for eating healthily

Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

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SIAL 2014: Greek yoghurt firm Fage targets Europe 22 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Greek dairy manufacturer Fage is eyeing growth in Europe as the Greek yoghurt craze in the US loses steam. Katy Askew caught up with the company at the SIAL exhibition in Paris to find out more.


SIAL French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US 19 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Quirky French food group Michel et Augustin is enjoying rapid growth at home and overseas with a portfolio ranging from biscuits to beverages. Backing from Artemis, the French investment fund with assets including the Chateau Latour vineyard, is enabling the company to expand further - and it is set to enter the US. Dean Best met Antoine Chauvel, the firm's export director, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to find out more about its plans.

Latest News

Italy warns of EUR200m hit from Russia ban 22 Oct 2014

Brenda Dionisi

The cost to Italy's food and agricultural sector of Russia's restrictions on EU imports could be EUR200m, Italian producers have warned.


Arla plans organic dairy expansion in Germany 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Arla Foods is to expand a dairy plant in Germany as part of the dairy giant's bid to build its organic business in the country.


Aldi launches "affordable" UK organic veg range 22 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German supermarket Aldi is launching a range of organic produce in its UK stores.


Nestle exec Lutz to join Orior as CEO 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Swiss food group Orior has named Nestle executive Daniel Lutz as its new CEO.


Bongrain posts sales jump on M&A and base business 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

French dairy group Bongrain has reported a 13% rise in nine-month sales on the back of recent acquisitions and growth from its underlying operations.


Bongrain hits out at French grocers' buying JVs 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Major suppliers operating in France will lose money from the two buying partnership deals announced by four of the country's largest grocers, a senior executive at dairy group Bongrain has said.

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