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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...

Kraft Heinz sales drab but earnings outlook bright

Kraft Heinz Co. last week gave some indication of the financial performance of its constituent parts when the newly-formed company published...

Nestle H1 results – 8 key takeaways

Nestle saw organic sales increase 4.5% in the first half of 2015 and confirmed it is on track to meet full-year guidance of growth of "aroun...

Foodservice focus July 2015: innovation, expansion

As busy global consumers feel they face ever tightening schedules, they are increasingly looking for out-of-home options for various eating...

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.


Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Latest News

Campbell forecasts new FY earnings above Wall St 3 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. today (3 September) predicted earnings for the new financial year above the consensus estimate on Wall Street alongside numbers for its last quarter that met analyst forecasts.


Calavo Growers books "record" 9M sales, earnings 3 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Calavo Growers, the US fresh produce group, has reported "record" nine-month sales and profits.


India's FSSAI embarks on new product approval syst 2 Sep 15

Jagdish Kumar

India’s food safety body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is hoping to have set up a new process for product approvals in six months after it scrapped the previous system following a legal challenge.


Little Dish claims "healthy pizza" first in UK 2 Sep 15

Dean Best

Little Dish, a UK business that makes meals designed for children, has developed what it says is the first "healthy pizza" for toddlers to go on sale in its home market.


Fleury Michon posts H1 profit jump 2 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

French food firm Fleury Michon has reported a jump in profit for the first half of the year after seeing increases in sales in both its domestic and international operations.


Ter Beke takes stake in partner Stefano Toselli 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ter Beke has announced the acquisition of a 33% stake in fellow ready meals maker Stefano Toselli from its shareholder GS&DH Holdings.

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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