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Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Column: Unilever may surprise us further down line

Unilever announced the fruits of its business review - convened after the company brushed off interest from Kraft Heinz - yesterday (6 April...

Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

Latest Interviews

Bright People launching ramen brand - interview 11 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Family-owned Bright People Foods, the manufacturer of the Dr. McDougall's brand, is entering the instant noodle category with the launch of a new brand, Mike's Might Good Craft Ramen. The business wants to use its expertise in quality organic production to bring a premium offering to the instant noodle category in the US. Katy Askew spoke to Carolyn Vinnicombe, head of sales and member of the founding family at Bright People, to discover more about the group's ambitions. 

Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

News of week: Tyson, Nestle, Emmi, TreeHouse 28 Apr 17

Dean Best

Tyson Foods, the US-based meat giant and one of the world's largest food makers, this week announced two more steps in its strategy to focus on value-added protein, including a US$4.2bn deal to buy US burgers-to-sandwiches supplier AdvancePierre Foods Holdings. Nestle announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs in the UK, provoking the anger of unions. And Switzerland-based dairy business Emmi announced a move to boost its presence in Brazil with the acquisition of a minority stake in local group Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio.

Mars mum on reported trade spat with Edeka 27 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Mars is reportedly embroiled in a trade spat with German retail giant Edeka, which is said to have cleared some of the US group's products from its shelves.

Ebro sees benefits of "consumer-first" approach 26 Apr 17

Katy Askew

Pasta and rice group Ebro Foods said it is benefiting from its "consumer first" approach, which enabled it to book an increase in first-quarter earnings today (26 April). 

Ireland's seven-point plan for food exports 25 Apr 17

Dean Best

Ireland has announced a series of ways it plans to increase its food and drink shipments in the wake of the decision by the UK - its largest export market - to leave the EU.

McCormick to own 100% of India JV Kohinoor 25 Apr 17

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. is to become the sole owner in its Indian joint venture Kohinoor Speciality Foods India after settling a dispute with its partner in the business, the local food group Kohinoor Foods Ltd.

Croatia's Podravka signs Qatar distribution deal 24 Apr 17

Dean Best

Croatian food business Podravka has struck a deal with Arabian Supplies for the Qatari distributor to handle its products in the country.

Latest blogs

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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