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Greek crisis - The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

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How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

General Mills confirms greenhouse gas goal 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

General Mills, the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker, has finalised a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain.


Freedom Foods agrees deal for Australian oats firm 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Australia's Freedom Foods Group is nearing the acquisition of an unnamed local company making cereal and snacks made with oats.


Kellogg "opposes Pioneer, Futurelife deal" 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Kellogg is reportedly set to call on South Africa's competition watchdog to block a proposed deal between local companies Pioneer Foods and Futurelife.


Freedom Foods Group sales up, profits mixed 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Freedom Foods Group, the Australia-based cereal-to-dairy business, has reported flat underlying annual profits but higher sales across most of its divisions.


Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


Industry news of week - Green Giant, Just Mayo 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

A deal for Green Giant could be nearing with claims US group B&G Foods is in advanced talks to buy the business from General Mills. Elsewhere, eight companies have expressed interest in Australia's Brownes Dairy, while one sale that was announced this week was the acquisition of European snack bar maker VSI by US co-packer Hearthside Food Solutions. And one story that caught your attention was upstart US egg-free mayo maker Just Mayo coming under fire from the country's food watchdog.

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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