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Sustainability Watch: The US packaging challenge

The degree to which structural factors are inhibiting food companies from making faster progress on using recycled material in packaging and...

Why US Dietary Guidelines report deserves praise

With a call for nutrient taxes and linking the impact of diet on the environment, the advisory committee's recommendations for the 2015 Diet...

Why "simple" and "real" will be industry buzzwords

If there's one thing the industry is sure of, it's that consumer demand for cleaner, simpler food is on the rise in the US. This was underli...

CAGNY: Hain CEO Simon sanguine about competition

Hain Celestial can deal with any increase in competition in the US natural and organic sector from the country's mainstream consumer package...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.

Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.

Latest News

WhiteWave launches "Australian-style" yoghurt 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

WhiteWave Foods has launched Yulu, an "Australian-style" yoghurt, in the US.

Hershey appoints Kelly Services exec Little as CFO 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

US chocolate group Hershey has appointed recruitment firm Kelly Services' finance chief Patricia Little to the post of CFO, effective 16 March.

Boulder Brands cuts 2015 sales forecast 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Shares in Boulder Brands tumbled yesterday (26 February) after the US food group cut its forecast for 2015 sales, pointing to expected lower growth from its gluten-free brands.

Mars launches Dove Fruit in US 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Mars Inc is launching a new line of Dove chocolates - Dove Fruit - which combines real fruit and dark chocolate.

US ports: backlog will take "weeks" to clear 26 Feb 2015

Ed Zwirn

US shipping companies and workers have reached a tentative deal that will eventually clear a cargo-handling backlog snarling food product movements at 29 West Coast ports.

Maple Leaf books Q4 loss, shares fall 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods run up a fourth-quarter loss of C$23m - narrower than a year earlier - but shares in the company fell in early trading today (26 February).

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