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CAGNY: General Mills craves better-for-you growth

Right-sizing and a continued acceleration to position itself as a "better-for-you" food maker are likely to feature heavily on General Mills...

UK online ad study shows more research needed

The publication of the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) literature review on the impact of online food and drink advertising on...

Food marketing firmly on UK political agenda

The inclusion in the UK Labour Party's new public health policy paper of a 'watershed' time restriction on the advertising of foods high in...

Why new laws on food labels can benefit business

The new EU-wide food labelling regulations coming into effect tomorrow (13 December) represent the most extensive revision of food labelling...

Latest Interviews

"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.


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.

Latest News

NZ backs restrictions on formula ads 4 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary decision to restrict the advertising and marketing of infant formula.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Mondelez 20 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Danone reported its full year numbers with a rise in organic sales but lower earnings on a reported basis. Elsewhere Mondelez acquired free-from snack maker Enjoy Life. The Consumer Analyst Group of New York also took place and featured presentations from Kellogg, PepsiCo and Mead Johnson. Here is the week in quotes


WHO launches European nutrient profiling tool 20 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

The World Health Organization has launched a tool for European countries to manage the marketing of foods high in sugar, fat and salt to children.


Food industry quotes of week: Mondelez, Kellogg 13 Feb 15

Dean Best

It was a week of numbers on just-food, with PepsiCo, Kellogg, Flowers and Kraft all issuing a mixed bag of financial results. We were also present at Gulfood in Dubai this week, reporting on companies looking to make their mark in the Middle East. Elsewhere, Amira Nature Foods was caught up in corruption allegations and investment firm Arlon announced the acquisition of a stake in Brazilian frozen veg maker Grano Alimentos.


Food industry quotes: Gulfood food security summit 10 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Food security is a much-debated issue, amid geopolitical problems, heightening concerns over climate change and rising consumption in emerging markets. It's no surprise then the topic was one of the key areas of discussion at this year's Gulfood 2015 expo in Dubai.

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just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


Kellogg under fire for "double entendre" in Pop Tarts ad 27 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ads are commonly a bone of contention in this industry, with food manufacturers regularly coming under fire for what they believe is creative use of media.

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