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Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

Latest Interviews

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview 27 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.


How Sweet Earth is taking veggie food mainstream 12 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Sweet Earth Natural Foods has built a following among a core base of millennial consumers that has enabled the US vegetarian food company to double its sales every year since Brian and Kelly Swette took ownership of the brand in 2012. Katy Askew caught up with the husband-and-wife team to find out more.

Latest News

Moon Ridge Foods opens pork plant in US 26 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US start-up Moon Ridge Foods has opened its pork processing plant in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.


Quotes of week - Arla, Emmi, Nomad, Biostime 26 Aug 16

Dean Best

In a week when a number of dairy companies reported financial results, Arla Foods CEO Peder Tuborgh sounded a note of optimism on milk prices, Murray Goulburn looked forward after a challenging 12 months and we spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener about the Swiss dairy group's performance.


US heart body advises on added sugars for children 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

Children aged two to 18 in the US should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars each day, the American Heart Association has recommended.


Orior to acquire Culinor Food Group 23 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Orior, the Swiss food group, said today (23 August) that it is acquiring the Culinor Food Group.


Orior shrugs off tough trading to book profit rise 23 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Swiss food group Orior has booked a 17.4% rise in net profit for the first half of 2016 despite a "challenging market environment" with retailers, food service providers and procurement prices for raw materials.


Icelandic Seachill confirms UK deli plant closure 23 Aug 16

John Shepherd

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.

Latest blogs

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.


General Mills 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot' 26 Aug 16

Katy Askew

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.

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