Baby food: Latest news and analysis articles
In association with IRI, the just-food international basket shows the cost of a typical range of goods in eight markets every quarter. The d...
There is a sense across a number of markets that consumer confidence is improving and the latest data from the just-food international baske...
Looking at Danone's share price yesterday, one is left with the impression there is an expectation of changes at the French food group now F...
Shares in Danone rose as the market reacted to the announcement of a change at the top of the French food group. After 18 years at the helm,...
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.
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.
Happy Family, Danone's US organic baby food business, has launched a range of pouches and a line of wafers as it builds its portfolio of convenient and health-focused products.
In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.
M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.
Campbell Soup Co.'s Plum Organics has stopped production of its Little Crèmes rice snacks range after the product was a subject of a recall last week.
The European Commission has put forward nominations for the EU's new commissioners for health and food safety and for agriculture.
Nestle has pledged to provide portion guidance on foods targeted at children and families and to include more whole grain in its products in new commitments under the EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.
France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.
The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?
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- Burton's "eyeing" United Biscuits merger
- Arla joins race for Egypt's Arab Dairy
- Premier Foods revamp creates three divisions
- Mondelez pauses production at Cadbury Oz site