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Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

On the money: Can Premier build H2 sales momentum?

Premier Foods plc has faced challenging conditions and weak sales in the first six months of the year. However, CEO Gavin Darby believes tha...

BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.


Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

Latest News

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 15 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 15 Sep 14

Katy Askew

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.


Court backs Ritter in latest vanilla flavour case 12 Sep 14

Dean Best

German consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest has lost an appeal over its claims confectioner Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. was misleading consumers by saying vanilla flavouring piperonal was natural.


ASA bans Kellogg ad over nutritional claims 10 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

A UK ad for Special K Multi Grain Porridge has been banned by the advertising watchdog after PepsiCo questioned Kellogg's claims the product contained 30% less fat than rival lines.


Watchdog slams Murray Goulburn for "racist" ad 8 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

The Australian advertising watchdog has ruled dairy firm Murray Goulburn must pull an ad viewers said was "racist".


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 8 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Danone CEO Franck Riboud surprised this market this week with his decision to step down from the role after 18 years. Elsewhere, a report into the UK food supply chain was published, while KP Snacks announced it is mulling the closure of two of its UK plants.

Latest blogs

PepsiCo's tweet-to-eat vending machine 3 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has devised a new way to connect with today's tech-savvy consumer - a Twitter-activated vending machine.


Sandwich maker looks to capitalise on Nestle's Hot Pockets switch 22 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. In the US, Nestle is scrapping production of its Hot Pockets sandwiches at a plant in California plant, leaving 360 staff out in the cold. But a small local bakery is using the opportunity to announce it is expanding - and hiring.

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