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BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

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DATA: The just-food international basket - Q2 2014

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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.


Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department

Latest News

General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.


Kellogg to appeal Russian tax bill 1 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg is appealing a decision by Russia's Federal Tax Service to collect RUB90m (US$2.2m) in tax arrears.


Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale" 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has formed a "business excellence" unit as the world's largest food manufacturer looks to benefit from its scale.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.


Kellogg axes Optivita in UK on sales fall 26 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has confirmed it is withdrawing its cholesterol-lowering cereal, Optivita, from the UK market following poor performance.


Industry giants extend kids marketing pledges 22 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nine of the world's largest food manufacturers have moved to extend the restrictions they have placed on how they advertise to children.

Latest blogs

General Mills investors vote no to ditching GMO 25 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Genetically modified ingredients is a hot issue, nowhere more so than in the US. Most food makers in the country, through a number of industry organisations, maintain GMOs are safe and insist their use crop cultivation carry environmental and economic benefits. But, at General Mills' shareholder meeting this week, investors in the food giant were asked to vote on whether the company should no longer use the ingredients.


How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.

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