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Analysis: Aiming for fresh start for food systems

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, red...

Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

Mondelez International's decision to change the way it works with Fairtrade sparked questions about the future of the ethical certification....

Analysis: What now for Unilever after Kraft Heinz?

Less than three days was all it took for Kraft-Heinz's GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover approach to Unilever to become public, be rejected and...

Why analytics will help UK firms hit sugar target

Last summer, the UK government announced its plans to tackle childhood obesity in England - and reducing sugar is the central aim. Food manu...

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Interview: Adelie Foods CEO Martin Johnson 15 Mar 2017

Dean Best

On its fourth majority shareholder in five years, with contracts lost and won and a manufacturing network restructured, Adelie Foods, the UK sandwiches-to-salads supplier, is a business aiming for a period of growth - and stability. Dean Best caught up with CEO Martin Johnson as Adelie Foods set out its latest strategic move, the relaunch of Daily Bread, a brand it acquired from Hain Celestial in 2012.


Wessanen eyes growth in "resurgent" organic market 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

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UK crisps firm Yumsh moves into chocolate 23 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Yumsh Snacks, the UK savoury snacks maker and owner of the Ten Acre brand, plans to launch a range of chocolate products.


UK foodservice supplier Apetito invests 23 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Apetito, the UK foodservice supplier, is to invest GBP31m (US$38.7m) in an expansion of its Trowbridge production facility site as part of plans to grow the business.


UK potato processor M&F collapses 23 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Administrators have been appointed to sell the assets of the UK's Yorkshire-based potato processing firm M&F, which has collapsed with the loss of 90 jobs.


Boparan Holdings profits pressured as costs rise 23 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (23 March) reported a second-quarter loss despite growing sales, with the Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits owner pointing to rising costs after the Brexit-sparked decline in sterling.


Produce Investments losses widen in H1 23 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Produce Investments, the UK-listed potato supplier, today (23 March) reported a widening of its half-year losses amid non-cash write-offs and a delay in passing on higher commodity prices.


Lactalis fails to hit threshold to delist Parmalat 23 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

France-based dairy giant Lactalis has failed to reach the 90% stake in Parmalat that it needed to delist the Italian dairy group, according to a filing by the Milan bourse.

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