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UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

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...

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

Campbell improves earnings outlook 22 May 15

Katy Askew

The Campbell Soup Co said it expects full-year earnings to fall in the upper end of its guidance range despite a slump in third-quarter sales and EBIT.


Hormel warns on bird flu after "excellent" H1 20 May 15

Katy Askew

Hormel Foods has booked a jump in half-year sales and earnings but warned its Jennie-O Turkey business will be "significantly challenged" by the impact of bird flu.


Greencore convenience focus delivers growth 19 May 15

Katy Askew

Greencore, the Irish food maker, booked an increase in first-half sales and profits thanks to expansion and new customer wins in the UK and US food-to-go markets.


USDA developing GMO-free verification scheme 18 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.


Kerry adds to Mattessons' adult snacking range 18 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kerry Food, part of Kerry Group, has launched a meat snack aimed at "adults on the go" under its Mattessons brand.


Food industry quotes of week: Wessanen, ConAgra 15 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Cloetta announced the appointment of new CEO, David Nuutinen. In the UK, The Fabulous Bakin' Boys announced a rebrand and a focus on healthier ingredients. Elsewhere, ConAgra announced the acquisition of Blake's All Natural Foods. We also published the second-part of our just-food interview with Wessanen CFO, Ronald Merckx who talked about the company's acquisition ambitions. Here is the week in quotes

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


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.

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