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Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Latest Interviews

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


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

General Mills broadens CO2 reduction pledge 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills has announced plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain, with a focus on upstream agriculture.


Kellogg to close US snack plant 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has announced it is to cease production at a snacks facility in the US - a move which sees 325 jobs at risk.


Industry dismisses Brussels' 'sin' tax claims 29 Jul 14

Alan Osborn

The EU trade association for the bloc's food and drink industries, FoodDrinkEurope, has shrugged off Brussels' claims sin taxes do reduce consumption of products high in salt, sugar and fat.


PepsiCo H1 profits up, forecast raised 23 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in PepsiCo increased 3.5% today (23 July) on news the firm was raising its full year-earnings outlook.


Kellogg uses imports to cover output disruption 23 Jul 14

Dean Best

Kellogg's South African arm is importing All-Bran Flakes and Special K from Europe to cover local production as maintenance work affects the business.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo? 17 Jul 14

Dean Best

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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