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The Summer Fancy Food show, staged by the Specialty Food Association, was held at the Javits Center in New York this week (28-30 June). With...
Japanese food maker Ajinomoto is said to be interested in acquiring the Splenda sucralose business from UK food ingredients group Tate & Lyl...
The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...
Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...
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 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.
This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.
Fonterra said that production of the new dryer installed at its Pahiatua site, on New Zealand's North Island, is expected to commence next month.
Michael Foods, the egg processing business owned by Post Holdings, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms, a division of Center Fresh Group, alleging that it breached a supply contract after avian influenza hit the firm and prevented it from meeting its egg supply obligations.
This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.
US spice maker McCormick has unveiled 11 new products that it hopes will tap into growing demand for gluten-free items as well as on-trend flavours.
This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.
The sustainability reports and announcements of major food companies are increasingly reflect the greater attention being paid to environmental and social impacts in their supply chains, whereas initially the primary focus tended to be on areas under their direct control or "within their four walls".
B2B confectionery supplier Barry Callebaut has entered into an agreement to acquire US nut producer American Almond Products Co. for an undisclosed sum.
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