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Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for...

Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges

Companies including Nestle, General Mills and Mondelez International this week extended voluntary restrictions on how they market food to ch...

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...

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

Food industry quotes of week: BRF, UB, Raisio 21 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, we published interviews with senior executives from Brazilian food giant BRF as it embarks on international expansion. Elsewhere, staff at United Biscuits' Aintree factory in Liverpool pushed forward with strike action and Finnish group Raisio secured control of Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.


Raisio buys UK, Ireland and Belgium Benecol ops 19 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Finnish food group Raisio has announced the acquisition of the Benecol business in the UK, Ireland and Belgium from Johnson & Johnson in an EUR88.4m deal.


Front-of-pack labels work, UK retailers insist 19 Nov 14

Dean Best

The introduction of front-of-pack nutrition labels in the UK has encouraged consumers to choose healthier food, the country's grocers insisted today (19 November).


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Unilever 14 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.


Aldi, Icelandic Seachill settle in Saucy Fish war 13 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Aldi and Icelandic Seachill have reached an out-of-court settlement in a copyright battle over the seafood group's The Saucy Fish Co. product.


Food industry quotes of week: Yildiz, Muller 7 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Turkey's Yildiz Holding struck a deal - said to be over GBP2bn - to buy United Biscuits and the Turkish group's CEO took to Twitter to hail the agreement. Meanwhile, German dairy giant Muller agreed to buy Dairy Crest's liquid dairy business in the second big deal of the week. Elsewhere, quarterly numbers continued to come in, with Mondelez International lifting its forecast for annual earnings.

Latest blogs

Nissin eyes benefit from Manchester United's global reach 10 Nov 14

Dean Best

Executives from Japanese food group Nissin were in the UK at the weekend to unveil a global marketing campaign with Manchester United they hope will boost its profile outside a stagnant domestic market.


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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