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Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by leveraging innovation to move its brands into the growth spot...
Hershey has expressed confidence that while its latest price increase may hit volumes initially, its planned innovation pipeline will delive...
European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...
Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...
Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.
The cocoa sector has arguably spawned more than its fair share of sustainability initiatives and programmes. Ben Cooper asks Bill Guyton, president of the World Cocoa Foundation, what sets the recently-launched CocoaAction, a plan aimed at "building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector", apart from what has gone before.
For the first time since 1998, upmarket chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli this week made an acquisition, snapping up US firm Russell Stover Candies - and we analysed the deal. Our interviews pages included hearing from the boss of Birds Eye UK about its plans to change consumer perception of frozen food, while we launched Bitesite, an interview section focused on SMEs in the sector.
This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.
This week's featured reports from the just-food store includes research into the development of the functional foods sector, forecasts for the UK bakery industry and a briefing on the Middle East.
Ferrero has confirmed the acquisition of Turkish hazelnut processor Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.
Nordic consumer goods giant Orkla today (17 July) booked a 19% increase in second-quarter operating profit, boosted by savings from the integration of 2012 acquisition Rieber & Søn
Saudi food-to-retail group Savola said first-half profit gains have been driven by an "outstanding" performance from its retail business.
just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Argibusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland today (7 July) announced its biggest acquisition to date with a US$2.99bn deal to buy Wild Flavors and will be hoping the Swiss firm's portfolio of natural ingredients can help offset the volatility that can hit the US group's core business.
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