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The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

Child labour in cocoa on rise but some see headway

The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...

Latest Interviews

How Mars aims to support farmers with new fund 19 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.

Divine Chocolate on ambitions at home and abroad 1 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Divine Chocolate recently announced it is merging its US and UK businesses to "strengthen" its structure and gain a "wider consumer reach". The news will see the dots joined between Divine's businesses on either side of the pond. Sophi Tranchell, who headed up the UK business and has taken over as group CEO, spoke to just-food about how the move will benefit the company and where Divine plans to grow its global premium chocolate business.

Latest News

Industry news of week - Boulder Brands, Thai Union 27 Nov 15

Dean Best

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.

Stevia gets clearance for use in India 25 Nov 15

Dean Best

Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

DCOOP, Pompeian to form olive oil "global leader" 20 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Spanish olive oil co-operative DCOOP Group and US distributor Pompeian Group are merging their businesses in a more the companies claimed will create a "global leader" in the olive oil sector. 

Premier switches from free range to barn eggs 20 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has defended its decision to move from the use of free-range eggs to barn eggs in its cake products, insisting the switch was necessary for the UK group to continue "providing good value-for-money" to its customers. 

Fonterra ups earnings forecast 16 Nov 15

Dean Best

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, has lifted its forecast range for earnings per share amid what it called "the ongoing improvement" in its performance.

Fonterra expands lactoferrin capacity 11 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Fonterra has doubled its production capacity of the "high value" ingredient lactoferrin.

Latest blogs

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs 25 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Groups warn of impact of Scotland GM ban on industry 20 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

Nearly 30 industry bodies have signed an open letter to the Scottish government asking it to reconsider its plan to ban on GMO crops, arguing that it would stop the use of cost-effective sustainable crops.

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