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PepsiCo underlines the challenge on health

PepsiCo yesterday (22 April) reported a set of solid underlying first-quarter results. But it was away from the numbers that the US food and...

Comment: Nestle reacts to world of 3G and Buffett

Nestle must adapt to emerging consumption trends and consolidation in the food sector with an “acceleration” of its portfolio adjustment eff...

France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Up & Go UK CEO James McMaster 6 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Up & Go is the Sanitarium-owned breakfast drink brand that has revolutionised the breakfast category in Australia. Earlier this week it hit UK shelves after Life Health Foods UK, a joint venture between Sanitarium and Australian investment vehicle The Wingate Group, introduced it to the market. The company hopes that the move will help breath fresh life into a struggling sector. Katy Askew spoke to James McMaster, Up & Go UK CEO, to hear more about his hopes for the brand.


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

Results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.


Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


PepsiCo underlying sales, earnings up 23 Apr 15

Dean Best

PepsiCo today (23 April) reported falling first-quarter sales and earnings - in part due to the impact of foreign exchange - but said its core revenue and profitability improved year-on-year.


Podravka to buy control of Slovenia's Zito 21 Apr 15

Dean Best

Croatia-based food group Podravka has struck a deal to buy over 51% of Slovenian confectionery-to-pasta firm Zito for EUR33m.


Which? urges action on "misleading" prices 21 Apr 15

Dean Best

UK consumer watchdog Which? has called on the country's competition regulator to investigate the "misleading" ways supermarkets price products.


ABF grocery profits up but pressure on bread 21 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Associated British Foods has reported a 4% increase in half-year profits from its grocery division despite pressure on its bakery businesses in the UK and Australia leading to lower sales from the division.

Latest blogs

Kellogg under fire for "staggering" sugar levels in cereal bars 16 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.

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