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FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

Flowers looks to soothe market after forecast cut

Shares in US bakery group Flowers Foods sank yesterday after it cut its earnings forecast for 2014 - but the company immediately sought to s...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview - Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


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.

Latest News

Bisco Misr says Kellogg eyeing majority stake 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has said cereal giant Kellogg is eyeing a majority stake in its business.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


One-offs boost Olam FY profits 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Olam International has booked a jump in full-year earnings, which were boosted by margin expansion and one-time gains.


Orkla eyes Baltic boost with NP Foods buy 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Norway's Orkla has said it is hoping to boost its presence in the Baltic states with the acquisition of Latvia-based food manufacturer NP Foods Group.


Efficiency drives Lotus Bakeries profits 26 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Lotus Bakeries has attributed an increase in first-half profits to investments in its operations, which the Belgium-based baker said helped to drive efficiency and increase flexibility.


Patties points to profit growth in H2 26 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Australian pie maker Patties Foods said it saw profits return to growth in the second half of its financial year as investments in brand building and productivity began to pay off.

Latest blogs

Hain Celestial CEO characteristically jovial 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon is not one to maintain a stony face when discussing his company's performance. This morning's (20 August) conference call was no exception.


Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly".

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