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Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to ri...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


The bitesize interview - The Kids Food Co. 16 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.

Latest News

Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October).


Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Mead Johnson earnings rise but shares slide 23 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Mead Johnson, the US-based infant nutrition group, has booked an increase in third quarter sales and earnings but a narrow miss of consensus expectations caused shares to slide in New York today (23 October).


Abbott posts 9M increase in nutrition sales 22 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Abbott Laboratories has reported an increase in nine-month sales from its nutrition division as recently-launched infant formula and Ensure adult nutrition drinks boosted third-quarter revenue.


Mead Johnson to up production capacity at US site 21 Oct 14

Dean Best

US infant formula producer Mead Johnson is to increase the production capacity of a plant in Indiana.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.

Latest blogs

Danone tight-lipped over Mead Johnson link rumours 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Some analysts might be breathing a sigh of relief at news Danone is rejecting speculation it is about to swoop for infant-formula giant Mead Johnson.


SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?

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