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Consuming issues: The hunger-obesity paradox

It may seem cruelly ironic the UK faces what is frequently dubbed an "obesity epidemic" while hospital admissions for malnutrition have rise...

FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Comment: Holistic approach to obesity issue needed

The Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, raised an important issue yesterday (18 August) when it insisted a decline in physical a...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview - Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.

Latest News

Deoleo sees H1 loss on refinancing costs 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Spanish olive oil group Deoleo has booked a jump in net losses due to refinancing costs and weaker sales.


Valio targets China with EUR70m whey inve 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Finnish dairy group Valio has revealed plans to invest EUR70m (US$92m) to expand its whey powder production as it targets growing demand for infant formula in China.


Candyking profit dented by FX 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Candyking has booked a drop in operating profit - despite sales growth - as currency exchange pushed up the cost of goods sold at the Swedish confectioner.


Scottish Salmon Co sees H1 profit jump 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

An increase in demand in Europe, the US and the Far East has seen The Scottish Salmon Co. report higher sales and profits for the first half of 2014.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


H1 profits down at dairy group FrieslandCampina 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has reported a fall in half-year profits, hit by a high milk price paid to its members, a strong euro and falling sales in Asia.

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