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Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

Mondelez International's decision to change the way it works with Fairtrade sparked questions about the future of the ethical certification....

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Column: UK Brexit plan leaves hard road ahead

The UK government has now provided a clearer idea of its objectives for the Brexit negotiations. Ben Cooper looks at where Theresa May’s "12...

Trump seen as negative for global food trade

The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politic...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Fairtrade Foundation head Mike Gidney 9 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.


How Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.

Latest News

Quotes of week: Carne Fraca, Haribo, General Mills 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Brazil has spent the week trying to limit the damage done to the reputation of its meat sector after its police launched an investigation into the industry. In Europe, UK food manufacturers warned the sector would miss a government target to reduce sugar. In the US, General Mills was again in the spotlight over its sales results.


Fonterra cuts earnings forecast 21 Mar 17

Dean Best

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, today (21 March) lowered its forecast for its annual earnings per share, with the New Zealand-based business predicting some "volatility" in the second half of its financial year.


Pinnacle Foods adds to Duncan Hines range 21 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Pinnacle Foods said today (21 March) it is expanding its Duncan Hines brand in the US to include a microwaveable line of mixes to produce "freshly-baked treats" - Perfect Size for 1.


S Africa oil firms fail to block cartel probe 21 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Two of five edible oil companies operating in South Africa at the centre of price-fixing allegations have failed in their attempts to block investigations by anti-trust authorities.


Chocolate giants in deforestation pledge 17 Mar 17

Dean Best

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.


News of week: cocoa pledge, Ferrero deal, Conagra 17 Mar 17

Dean Best

Nestle, Mondelez International and Hershey were this week among the companies to pledge to tackle the deforestation seen in the cocoa supply chain. It was a busy week on our M&A pages, including a notable deal in chocolate, with Ferrero buying US chocolate maker Fannie May Confections Brands, meat giant JBS snapping up bacon maker Plumrose USA and Conagra Brands acquiring US snacks firm Thanasi Foods.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

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