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What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 


Real Good Food 'investing in long-term' 24 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Real Good Food is a food maker on something of a journey. Since the sale of the Napier Brown sugar business ten months ago, the UK group has been freed from the shackles of a hefty debt burden. The company has completed a number of bolt-on acquisitions, including most recently Chantilly Patisserie. However, Real Good Food was forced to issue a profit warning earlier this month, citing investments and one-off costs. Katy Askew spoke to marketing director Andrew Brown to find out more about the group's strategy. 

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ConAgra focusing on core with Spicetec sale  24 May 16

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods said it is increasing the resources it can place behind its core business through the sale of its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings unit. 


Fazer buys Swedish oats business Frebaco 16 May 16

Dean Best

Fazer Group has snapped up Swedish miller and branded muesli and breakfast cereal maker Frebaco.


ABF 'eyeing sale of China sugar unit' 11 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Associated British Foods is reportedly looking to sell its China-based sugar business for US$1bn.


Ajinomoto forecasts flat FY sales, lower profits 10 May 16

Dean Best

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food and ingredients group, has predicted flat sales and a near-20% fall in profits for the year to the end of March 2017.


Nestle unveils global salt reduction drive 6 May 16

Katy Askew

Nestle has said it aims to reduce the amount of salt across its global portfolio and – in the US – has thrown its weight behind the introduction of government-backed salt reduction targets. 


Mengniu-owned Fuyuan to take stake in Burra Foods 5 May 16

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy farming company Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd - which is part owned by dairy giant Mengniu - plans to take a "majority shareholding" in Australia's Burra Foods.

Latest blogs

Pure-play SunOpta ready to flex muscles in food 16 Feb 16

Dean Best

SunOpta is a group that spans being a B2B supplier of ingredients, a private-label manufacturer and a co-packer. In industrial minerals, the Canada-based company has also had a majority stake in a business outside food but, after finding a buyer, it is now ready to focus squarely on our sector.


Cameron returns prospect of sugary drinks tax to UK headlines 8 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would not rule out the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the country in a bid to tackle obesity.

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