Baby food: Latest news and analysis articles
Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...
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Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.
Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group.
Chinese dairy giant Mengniu said its strategy is paying off today (25 August) as it booked higher sales for the first half of the year, although its profits were dented by losses from associates and other items.
Biostime International Holdings was another infant formula business operating in China to see its sales come under pressure in the first half of 2016 but expressed optimism the recent changes to regulation in the country on recipes and births would boost the sector from next year.
Increased sales in Australia and China and growing infant formula revenue helped A2 Milk Co. more than double its full-year revenue.
Synlait Milk, the New Zealand business-to-business infant milk supplier, has struck a new deal to supply A2 Milk Co. and support "medium-term" growth plans for the consumer-facing business's A2 Platinum infant formula brand.
Bellamy's Australia, the infant formula producer, has booked a leap in annual sales and earnings on growth in China, as well as domestic expansion.
Australian health campaigners have warned prepared meals aimed at toddlers in the country are "too salty", with children consuming their entire recommended daily intake of salt in a single meal.
An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.
Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.
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