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On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

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.


Interview: Bill Guyton, World Cocoa Foundation 30 May 2014

Ben Cooper

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.

Latest News

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 21 Jul 14

Dean Best

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.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

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.


Research: functional foods; bakery in UK 18 Jul 14

just-food Research Team

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 seals deal for hazelnut firm Oltan 17 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Ferrero has confirmed the acquisition of Turkish hazelnut processor Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.


Orkla operating profit jumps on efficiencies 17 Jul 14

Katy Askew

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


Savola H1 driven by retail performance 17 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Saudi food-to-retail group Savola said first-half profit gains have been driven by an "outstanding" performance from its retail business.

Latest blogs

Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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