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BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...

Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely...

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Flapjacked looks to ride protein wave 22 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.


How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week - MDLZ, Nestle 31 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-half results and cited the benefits of pricing and productivity on its margins. In the UK, Young's Seafood announced a potential revised restructuring plan that could ease the impact on jobs at two plants. Nestle appointed a new MD for its under-fire India arm and just-food caught up with the CEO of Danone's US organic baby food unit, Happy Family, as it ventures into adult snacks.


Food industry news of week: Nestle India, ConAgra 31 Jul 15

Dean Best

Nestle this week a change of leadership at its embattled unit India, which has been under the spotlight in recent weeks over the nationwide Maggi recall. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods was reported to have started talks to sell its own-label unit, with Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods said to be interested. Our interview pages included chats with the founder of US organic baby food firm - and Danone subsidiary - Happy Family, Chinese bakery business Dongguan Kam Tai Foods and UK gluten-free company Mrs Crimble's.


Mondelez Mexico investment to hit 600 US jobs 30 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International is pumping US$130m into its Salinas factory in a bid to "modernise" its North America supply chain but the move will impact 600 jobs in Chicago.


Mondelez profits down but gives guidance boost 30 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has reported a fall in first-half sales and profits hit by charges and the impact of foreign exchange, but lifted its forecasts for annual organic sales and underlying margins.


Premier Foods, Mondelez in cake-bites launch 30 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods plc has announced its debut in the UK "nibbles and bites sector" with the launch of a Cadbury Amaze Bites.


Bahlsen's Waffeletten gets Wal-Mart listing 30 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Bahlsen has secured listings for its Waffeletten cookies in Wal-Mart stores in the US.

Latest blogs

UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.


UK food industry, government meet to "drive growth" 16 Jul 15

Dean Best

The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.

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