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Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

How Danone is winning "key battles" to grow

Danone insisted this morning (19 April) it is winning "key battles" in its bid to raise its sales and earnings trajectories by 2020. The Fre...

Latest Interviews

Kendal Nutricare aims to take on formula brands 16 May 2016

Dean Best

Kendal Nutricare is a UK manufacturer of infant formula that has just celebrated its first birthday. Formed last year after the acquisition of a Heinz plant in north-west England, Kendal Nutricare still packs for the now Kraft Heinz but is set to launch its first branded products. Dean Best spoke to Kendal Nutricare managing director Ross McMahon to find out more.


How Campbell's Plum plans to tap infant formula 14 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 

Latest News

News of week - Nestle, Wilmar, Danone 27 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.


Nestle sets new savings target 26 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some of the money into supporting its brands.


Beingmate establishes research subsidiary  20 May 16

Katy Askew

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate plans to invest CNY50m (US$7.6m) in a new R&D subsidiary, Beingmate (Hangzhou) Food Research Institute Co. 


France palm oil tax hike hits obstacle 17 May 16

Stuart Todd

The French Senate has rejected an amendment in a government bill on sustainable development to raise the country's tax on palm oil, a source at France's second legislative chamber has confirmed to just-food.


Podravka stake no longer "strategic" - Croatia 16 May 16

Dean Best

The Croatian government has deemed its stakes in eight domestic companies, including food group Podravka, as no longer strategic to the country.


Nestle invests in speciality formula production  13 May 16

Katy Askew

Nestle has detailed plans to invest EUR80m (US$90.7m) in its infant nutrition facility in the Dutch town of Nunspeet, where it will begin producing speciality infant formula for babies with allergies.

Latest blogs

Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 16

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


Another new member for Faber's top team at Danone 14 Apr 16

Dean Best

Danone has appointed a new executive to lead its early life nutrition business, which features brands including Aptamil and Nutrilon.

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