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Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

Latest Interviews

Interview, part 1: Emmi CEO Urs Riedener 25 Aug 2016

Dean Best

The first-half results from Swiss dairy group Emmi, published on Tuesday, demonstrated the company's recent efforts to improve its profitability. The figures included a cut to Emmi's forecast for annual sales but, nonetheless, the numbers pleased analysts and the company's share price rose. Dean Best discussed the performance with Emmi CEO Urs Riedener.


How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's 13 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Latest News

Arla points to branded growth as group sales slide 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Arla Foods today (26 August) touted the strength of its branded products, pointing to a 6% rise in sales from that part of its portfolio, as the European dairy group announced a set of half-year results that showed its total revenue fell in the first six months of 2016.


Samworth buys Euphorium bakery in UK 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.


Tine boosted by international dairy operations 26 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Norway-based dairy cooperative Tine has booked a slight increase in operating profit for the first half of 2016 boosted by a strong showing in its international dairy business.


Michelsen Chocolate commits to Fairtrade cocoa 26 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Michelsen Chocolate has said that all its products will be Fairtrade-certified from next month. 


Quotes of week - Arla, Emmi, Nomad, Biostime 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

In a week when a number of dairy companies reported financial results, Arla Foods CEO Peder Tuborgh sounded a note of optimism on milk prices, Murray Goulburn looked forward after a challenging 12 months and we spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener about the Swiss dairy group's performance.


Nomad Foods touts progress as H1 results worsen 25 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Nomad Foods CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker today (25 August) insisted the UK-based frozen food group was seeing its sales trends improve despite the Birds Eye reporting a fall in underlying first-half revenue and earnings.

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