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Latest Interviews

Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.


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.

Latest News

AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Synutra lowers guidance on 9M sales, profit plunge 9 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese infant formula maker Synutra has blamed a competitive promotional environment and unfavourable foreign exchange rates for a fall in nine month sales and profits.


Nestle to invests in French infant formula plant 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has confirmed it plans to invest EUR27m (US$40.7m) in boosting infant formula production at its plant in Boue in France.


News of the week - Coke, Arla, Mondelez 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

Coca-Cola continued to demonstrate its growing interest in the dairy sector this week, with an investment in a business in Nigeria. Staying in dairy, Arla Foods, looking to accelerate its growth, announced plans to create "an organisation fit for the future" and said 500 jobs would go, while Lactalis and Emmi made more acquisitions. Mondelez International, meanwhile, published its annual results and set out sales and margin targets - then watched its shares fall.


China eyes further infant formula restrictions 3 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Infant formula manufacturers selling their products in China could see a tightening of restrictions under new proposals submitted to the World Trade Organization, limiting manufacturers to selling three brands.


Hain Celestial lifted by international, protein  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial has booked improved second-quarter sales and earnings, boosted by the performance of its international and protein units. 

Latest blogs

UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

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