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General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins

General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly i...

How food companies involve staff in sustainability

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainab...

Campbell's annual results and outlook - takeaways

Campbell Soup Co.'s shares slid in the wake of the release of the US company's annual results, which included lower sales and earnings - but...

Tim Hortons, Ruby Tuesday - foodservice, August

August, contrary to its reputation as a slow month for business news, saw some notable moves in the global foodservice sector, including Can...

Latest Interviews

How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil 13 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at ?PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.

Interview: advocates organise ahead of US election 6 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Activists, industry advocates and many consumers would like food to be a more prominent issue in major elections, such as the current race to the US White House. History, Ben Cooper writes, may suggest this is a forlorn hope but, speaking to Claire Benjamin DiMattina of the Plate of the Union campaign, it is clear advocates do not believe it is a futile endeavour.

Latest News

Investors urge company action on meat production 27 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 

ConAgra acquires Frontera Foods' "gourmet" brands 27 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has acquired fellow US group Frontera Foods, including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands. 

Nestle revamps foodservice arm 27 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Nestle decided to change the way it runs its division that supplies the foodservice sector.

Nestle launches Nesquik Protein Plus for adults 27 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

Nestle has launched Nesquik Protein Plus in the US, a drink aimed at "young-at-heart adults" with a taste for chocolate milk and more protein in their diets.

Cal-Maine Foods plunges into the red 26 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

A "disappointing" shell egg market and "challenging" conditions has led Cal-Maine Foods to report a loss for the first quarter of its financial year, with sales falling by more than 60%. 

WHO chief backs use of "antibiotic-free meat" 26 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the production and consumption of meat products derived from animals that have not been treated with antibiotics.

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