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Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month...

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Bitesize interview: Nasims Halal Baby Food 29 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Norwegian mum of five Nasim Rizvi launched Nasims Halal Baby Food two years ago out of a frustration from a lack of halal baby food products on the market. The brand's first market has been the UK, targeting the larger Muslim population across the North Sea. Rizvi talks to just-food about why halal baby food is a big growth opportunity, particularly in the UK, France and Germany at present.

Latest News

Sainsbury's launches kids frozen meal range 28 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK supermarket Sainsbury's has introduced a new frozen kids meal range under the Kiddyum brand.


UPDATE: Danone merges Dumex with Mengniu 24 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Danone will merge its Chinese infant formula brand Dumex with the infant formula business of local dairy giant Mengniu in order to build a "strong local platform" in the sector.


Danone eyes "return to growth" in fresh dairy 24 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Danone has insisted its fresh dairy operations are poised for a "return to growth" despite lower revenues at the unit in the first half of 2015.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Campbell 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.


Industry news of week: Green Giant, Dumex 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

The speculation around General Mills' ailing Green Giant brand continued this week with claims Bonduelle is eyeing up the unit. We looked at the likelihood of the French group making an offer. Meanwhile, Danone decided to merge is under-pressure Chinese infant formula arm business with local dairy giant Mengniu and we looked at the key takeaways from Campbell Soup Co.'s investor day in the US.


Food industry results - Gruma, Zespri, Cal-Maine 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

Mission Foods owner Gruma, fellow Mexican group Industrias Bachoco and US infant formula business Abbott were among the companies reporting second-quarter numbers this week. Elsewhere, US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods and kiwifruit supplier Zespri provided figures for their full financial years.

Latest blogs

UK food industry, government meet to "drive growth" 16 Jul 15

Dean Best

The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.


Kraft investors unsurprisingly back Heinz merger. Now all eyes on likely cuts 1 Jul 15

Dean Best

In an announcement that would have surprised few, Kraft Foods Group said today (1 July) its shareholders had thrown their weight behind the plans to combine the business with HJ Heinz. The market's attention on where the management of the new Kraft Heinz Co. will look to make savings.

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