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Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in import...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins

General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly i...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Latest Interviews

How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview 27 Oct 2016

Raghavendra Verma

Operating one of India’s largest food companies is not simple task, Suresh Narayanan, Nestle India chairman and managing director, tells to just-food in an exclusive interview at his business’ Gurgaon headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

EU eyes mandatory limits on trans fats 27 Oct 16

Katy Askew

The European  Union should place mandatory limits on industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA), according to Members of the European  Parliament. 

UK's Little Dish plans US debut for kids meals 26 Oct 16

John Shepherd

UK children's ready meals maker Little Dish is developing plans to launch its range of products in the US.

The Saucy Fish Co. drives growth in Canada 26 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Icelandic Seachill is growing its Canadian presence with the introduction of The Saucy Fish Co. pre-cooked products in the market. 

Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs  25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs. 

Lactalis Nestle launch Crunchy Cream dessert 25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Lactalis Nestle, the dairy joint venture formed between the two food groups in 2006, is expanding its Spanish product offering with the launch of Nestle Gold Crunchy Cream. 

Quotes of week - Bel, Danone, Nestle, Utz 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week, Bel struck a deal to buy a majority stake in fellow French group MOM Brands. Another French food major, Danone, faced criticism in the US over its plans for GMO ingredients. US snack maker Utz Quality Foods accepted the backing of investment firm Metropoulos & Co. Nestle's third-quarter sales disappointed some in the investment community and we spoke to the director general of UK trade body the Food and Drink Federation about the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Latest blogs

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.

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