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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...

Why Heinz-Kraft merger could herald more deals

The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...

The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Latest Interviews

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.


Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.

Latest News

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.


Kraft moves again on colours in mac and cheese 20 Apr 15

Dean Best

Kraft Foods Group is to remove synthetic colours and artificial preservatives from its Original Macaroni & Cheese line in the US.


Nestle sales rise on emerging markets, pricing 17 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Nestle has booked an expectation beating increase in first quarter sales on the back of pricing action and growth in emerging markets.


Earthbound salad launches 16 Apr 15

Katy Askew

US organic food group Earthbound Farms - owned by WhiteWave Foods - is adding more pre-prepared salads to its range.


Nestle in "exclusive" Davigel talks with Brakes 15 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Nestle today (15 April) confirmed it is in "exclusive" talks to sell its France-based foodservice arm Davigel subsidiary to Brakes Group, a UK foodservice supplier owned by Bain Capital.


Nestle in talks to sell Davigel to Brakes 14 Apr 15

Dean Best

Nestle is in talks to sell its France-based foodservice supplier Davigel to UK peer Brakes Group.

Latest blogs

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.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.

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