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Focus: Danone CEO Faber puts stamp on business

Danone today (12 December) made a series of announcements, including a division to focus on Africa, an update on the future of the company's...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

DATA: The just-food international basket - Q3 2014

Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers...

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

2014's most-read analysis on just-food 16 Dec 14

Dean Best

Our analysis of the key developments and trends in emerging markets - both within the countries and how local companies are eyeing expansion - attracted your attention in 2014.


2014's most-read news stories on just-food 15 Dec 14

Dean Best

The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.


Danone forms Africa arm, to keep medical nutrition 12 Dec 14

Dean Best

Danone this morning (12 December) announced plans to form a new division for its operations in Africa - a region where it plans to invest more - and said it would retain its medical nutrition arm, which it had been rumoured to sell.


Lay's heads "billionaire food brands" list 12 Dec 14

Dean Best

PepsiCo's Lay's snacks brand heads a list of the world's "billionaire food brands" compiled by industry analysts Euromonitor.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Kellogg 12 Dec 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Danone announced it was forming a new division for its operations in Africa and keeping its medical nutrition arm, which had been the subject of takeover speculation. Tesco issued yet another profit warning, but CEO Dave Lewis is convinced the company is taking the right steps for the future and outlined changes to the way the retailer will do business with suppliers. Elsewhere, Kellogg remained coy over union claims it was mulling the closure of two cereal plants in the US. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week: Danone, Cargill 12 Dec 14

Dean Best

Danone this week gave the first tangible signs of its plans under new CEO Emmanuel Faber, including a new division to focus on growing in Africa. Cargill revealed it is considering an entry into Indonesia's poultry sector. Meanwhile, Tesco announced another profit warning but notably outlined changes to the way it will do business with suppliers.

Latest blogs

Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 14

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


Synlait managing 2015 expectations 2 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Amid some pretty bullish statements on the company's performance to date, New Zealand infant formula group Synlait sneaked in a pretty timid 2015 outlook at its annual shareholders meeting.

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