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England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government ha...

Latest Interviews

What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters? 6 Jun 2016

Jessica Mudditt

With tourism supporting growing demand for branded foods in Myanmar, the growing market offers international food makers a growth opportunity. However, the country - which has infrastructure and regulatory challenges - can also be difficult to navigate. just-food spoke to industry experts on the ground to find out more.


Future focuses on tradition as Indians experiment 1 Mar 2016

Mini Pant Zachariah

Devendra Chawla, group president for food, FMCG and brands at India's Future Group, has a clear view of how the Indian branded food sector is, and has been, developing. While Indian consumers love to try new products, they prefer them to be spiced with some familiar flavours from the past. Mini Pant Zachariah caught up with Chawla to learn more about his take on the evolution of the Indian palate. 

Latest News

Hügli expands in foodservice with Bresc stake 24 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Hügli Group has acquired an 80% stake in Dutch foodservice supplier Bresc, in a deal that expands the Swiss company's geographical reach and scales up its foodservice operations. 


US firm Westminster Foods acquires H Fox & Co 24 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US firm Westminster Foods has acquired another New York-based business, the chocolate and flavoured syrup maker H Fox & Co.


Smucker cuts forecast as sales decline  23 Aug 16

Katy Askew

JM Smucker, the US coffee-to-condiments group, today (23 August) booked a 7% drop in first-quarter sales and lowered its forecast for annual revenue.


US heart body advises on added sugars for children 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

Children aged two to 18 in the US should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars each day, the American Heart Association has recommended.


SEC 'reviews Hampton Creek's Just Mayo purchases' 22 Aug 16

Dean Best

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly studying whether US firm Hampton Creek violated regulations by not revealing it was buying its own vegan mayonnaise Just Mayo from stores.


South Africa's RCL Foods issues profit warning 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

RCL Foods, the South African group, has warned annual earnings will come in lower than those generated in the previous 12 months, hit by an impairment on its milling business and the effects of the recent drought on its sugar and chicken operations.

Latest blogs

General Mills 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot' 26 Aug 16

Katy Askew

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.


The sluggishness of FMCG in Europe laid bare 17 Aug 16

Dean Best

An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.

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