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Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say

Danone's underlying third-quarter sales fell below market expectations amid challenges in China. Regulatory changes in China are weighing on...

How to implement a zero-based budgeting strategy

The process of zero-based budgeting removes the budget's baseline and requires every cost to be justified. In contrast to other budgeting te...

Why zero-based budgeting is shaking up food

Zero-based budgeting is not a new concept. It was developed around five decades ago by Peter Pyhrr, an account manager at semiconductor firm...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

Latest Interviews

How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview 27 Oct 2016

Raghavendra Verma

Operating one of India's largest food companies is not simple task, Suresh Narayanan, Nestle India chairman and managing director, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' Gurgaon headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

Food market news of the week – Nestle, Mondelez 28 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week we heard that Yildiz Holding-owned chocolate and snack maker Pladis plans to step up investments to fuel growth thorugh initiatives like the launch of McVitie's biscuits into the US. This will no doubt be interesting news to the likes of Mondelez International, which itself booked higher earnings on improved  margins – but missed sales expectations. Meanwhile, just-food spoke to the head of Nestle's business in India to learn about how the company plans to deliver double-digit growth in the market. Here is the top news from just-food this week. 

Food market quotes – Nestle, Lamb Weston 28 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week on just-food we heard from the MD of Nestle's operations in India about how the company plans to drive double-digit growth in the country. The CEO of Pladis Cem Karakas explained how the company is increasing investment in its core markets and brands. Meanwhile, we covered Lamb Weston's ambitions to become the world's largest frozen potato company. Here is just-food's week in words. 

Mead Johnson lowers outlook despite China progress 27 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Infant nutrition group Mead Johnson has lowered its full-year sales and earnings outlook despite noting that progress has been made on lifting its sales trajectory in China. 

EU eyes mandatory limits on trans fats 27 Oct 16

Katy Askew

The European  Union should place mandatory limits on industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA), according to Members of the European  Parliament. 

UK's Little Dish plans US debut for kids meals 26 Oct 16

John Shepherd

UK children's ready meals maker Little Dish is developing plans to launch its range of products in the US.

Bega-Blackmores formula JV missing expectations  26 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Australian dairy group Bega Cheese has conceded its joint venture to produce infant and toddler formulas with Australian nutrition supplement maker Blackmores has failed to meet sales targets. 

Latest blogs

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

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