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New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

Kellogg uses Kashi to finally join party - comment

Kellogg has this week made its first acquisition in the US for over four years, snapping up fledgling snack bar maker Pure Organic. The deal...

Can Smucker revive food sales?

JM Smucker booked higher full-year earnings last week despite a drop in revenue from its food brands. With coffee and pet food outpacing Smu...

Walmart, Aeon, Jet, Auchan - retail round-up

In May, Wal-Mart's latest financial results took the eye, although in some ways the numbers prompted as many questions as answers. In the US...

Latest Interviews

How US snacks firm Kind aims to continue growth 9 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Kind LLC, the US snacks maker, is seen as one of the more successful challenger brands in the US, having out-maneouvred some larger rivals to grab a chunk of the market since its formation in 2004. But how does founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky believe the company can continue to grow? He discusses his plans with Dean Best.


Kind CEO on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 31 May 2016

Dean Best

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.

Latest News

Bi-partisan Senate bill backs US GMO standard 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

A US Senate committee has agreed a bi-partisan bill for a proposed national standard on the mandatory disclosure of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients – commonly known as GMOs – in most foods.


News of week - Kellogg, Lamb Weston, Bridor 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The UK has voted to leave the EU, arguably the most significant event in the country since 1945. just-food is providing rolling coverage of the snap reaction from the food sector and the investment community on the result. Elsewhere this week, Kellogg became the latest US food major to set up an investment vehicle to back fledgling, on-trend businesses. Staying in the US, there were claims there have been talks over a possible merger between Post Holdings and ConAgra Foods' Lamb Weston division.  In Europe, France's lower house dropped plans to up the tax on palm oil but the country's government is still looking at how it taxes food oils.


General Mills names Jeff Harmening to new COO role 23 Jun 2016

Dean Best

General Mills has created the role of company chief operating officer, naming Jeff Harmening, the head of its US retail - and largest - business, to the position.


Mondelez concedes "work to do" on sat fat, sodium 23 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers owner Mondelez International has conceded it has "much more work to do" on its targets for lowering saturated fat and sodium in its products after revealing the progress it is making on a range of moves to make products healthier and more sustainable.


Canada's Olymel to expand pork plant 22 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is to invest more than CAD25m (US$19.5m) to expand its hog slaughterhouse and butchering facility at St-Esprit in the Lanaudiere region of central Quebec.


Mondelez's work with Facebook takes in Messenger 22 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Mondelez International is planning to "interact" with consumers in "real-time" on Facebook's Messenger app as part of the snacks giant's international marketing tie-up with the social network.

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