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Aryzta FY results, outlook for 2017 - 6 takeaways

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery products supplier, this week reported a drop in annual profits, although it managed to eke out some gro...

What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

The benefits of engaging staff in sustainability

Initiatives aimed at involving employees in sustainability aims are now commonplace in progressive food companies, and for good reason. Ben...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview - Fresh Marketing's Mauleverer 9 Sep 2016

Dean Best

UK business Fresh Marketing distributes brands locally, exports British brands overseas and sources private-label for retailers. The company is also building its own range of brands, which include Fuel 10K, a product that was one of the pioneers of the breakfast drink category in the UK. Dean Best spoke to Fresh Marketing co-founder Barney Mauleverer about his plans for the business and how the increased scrutiny on sugar, as well as Brexit, could affect the company.


Emmi CEO on 2017, M&A, Brexit - interview 2 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The market reacted positively to Emmi's first-half results and the Swiss dairy group's ongoing efforts to improve its profitability but the business does face challenges, not least on its top line. Facing challenges at home, the company is also looking to continue to expand internationally to further broaden its business, although growth has come under some pressure in some overseas markets, while the group has to weigh up the impact of Brexit. Dean Best spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener to find out how the Onken owner sees its near-term prospects.

Latest News

China lifts 17-year ban on Italian pork imports 29 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

Italy has welcomed the lifting of a ban by China on imports of fresh pork from northern Italy that was imposed in 1999 over fears of swine vesicular disease.


Dee’s Wholefoods enters Sweden  29 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

Irish vegan food maker Dee's Wholefoods has entered the Swedish market with a deal to supply supermarket operator ICA. 


Little Dish serves up new soups range for toddlers 28 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

UK children's ready meals maker Little Dish has added three varieties of "nutritionally balanced fresh soups" to its range aimed at one to three-year-olds.


WorldFoods in talks with UK multiples 28 Sep 2016

Dean Best

WorldFoods, the Thailand-based ethnic cuisine supplier, is in talks with UK multiples over possible for listings for a range of free-from pastes and sauces in the country.


Emmi switching to hydroelectricity in Switzerland 28 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

Swiss dairy group Emmi has said that it will switch to 100% renewable hydroelectricity at its Swiss production facilities as part of its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020. 


Aryzta: Picard buy-out subject to "stage gates" 27 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Aryzta has said buying French frozen food retailer Picard remains important to its plans but the Switzerland-based bakery group has insisted whether it decides to turn into its minority stake into full ownership is subject to a series of metrics.

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