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Briefing: 11 menu trends shaping US foodservice

With foodservice sales increasing their share of total food expenditure in the US, just-food's latest management briefing examines how manuf...

What could be implications of Tesco probe?

The Grocery Code Adjudicator launched a probe into Tesco's supplier payments today (5 February). Given Tesco has already taken moves to addr...

Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Comment: NZ drought could hit dairy sector

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry...

Latest Interviews

FrieslandCampina navigates dairy challenges 12 Nov 2014

Dean Best

With stagnant sales in Europe, the Russian embargo and softer-than-normal demand in China, it has been a challenging year for dairy processors. Dean Best met Cees Ruijgrok, the head of FrieslandCampina's export business, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to take the temperature of the sector.


SIAL 2014: Valio hopes to overcome Russian woes 10 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Valio is facing some significant challenges. The Finland-based dairy group is grappling with the closure of the Russian border as well as the decline in industrial markets for dairy ingredients. However, the company is also working to identify new growth avenues, such as its lactose-free technology. Katy Askew spoke to Kari Finska, SVP of Russia and eastern markets for Valio, to find out more.

Latest News

SunOpta sales, earnings rise 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Natural and organic food group SunOpta booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings despite “commercial and operational pressures” experienced at its consumer products unit.


Australia to introduce grocery code 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The Australian federal government has created a food and grocery code of conduct that, it said, will help ensure "fair and transparent" dealings between the country's largest supermarkets and their suppliers.


Food news of the week: yoghurt cartel, US ports 27 Feb 15

Dean Best

France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


Glanbia FY profits beat analyst forecasts 25 Feb 15

Dean Best

Glanbia has reported annual underlying profits that beat analyst expectations, boosted again by a buoyant performance at its nutrition business.


Ajinomoto rejigs North America operations 25 Feb 15

Dean Best

Japan-based food group Ajinomoto has reorganised its operations in North America in the wake of last year's acquisition of US ethnic foods supplier Windsor Quality Holdings.

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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