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It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes

There will be more requests on retailers to move on price. Not every supplier will be successful. And for those that are not, it may serve a...

Analysis: Australia heads low-FODMAP development

It was a university in Australia that developed the low-FODMAP diet just over a decade ago and it is that country that is in the vanguard of...

Why zero-based budgeting is shaking up food

Zero-based budgeting is not a new concept. It was developed around five decades ago by Peter Pyhrr, an account manager at semiconductor firm...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market 21 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Australia is seen as one of the markets where low-FODMAP foods have gained the most traction. Dean Best speaks to Martine and Ronnie Banks, the founders of local business Some Foods about why they set up the company, the prospects for low-FODMAP foods in Australia and their ambitions overseas.

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

GMA urges extended US sodium reduction timeline 26 Oct 16

John Shepherd

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has urged the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to extend its timeline for meeting short-term reduction goals aimed at cutting sodium consumption from two to "at least four years" and to "streamline" categories of products involved.

Japan's Kewpie expands in Poland with Mosso deal 25 Oct 16

Julian Ryall

Japan's Kewpie Corp. is acquiring Polish food maker Mosso Kwasniewscy as part of its overseas expansion efforts.

Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave  25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Unilever remains locked in pricing negotiations with Irish retailer Musgrave Group as it continues to push through price increases to offset the negative impact that currency is having on profitability. 

Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs  25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs. 

Quotes of week - Bel, Danone, Nestle, Utz 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week, Bel struck a deal to buy a majority stake in fellow French group MOM Brands. Another French food major, Danone, faced criticism in the US over its plans for GMO ingredients. US snack maker Utz Quality Foods accepted the backing of investment firm Metropoulos & Co. Nestle's third-quarter sales disappointed some in the investment community and we spoke to the director general of UK trade body the Food and Drink Federation about the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

News of week - UK export push, Bel/MOM, BRF/China 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week, the UK government announced how it hopes to support the country's food exporters, French cheese giant Bel said a deal had been struck to buy a majority stake in dessert and snack maker MOM Brands and Brazilian meat group BRF said it plans to invest in the soon-to-be-listed pork arm of state-backed, Chinese agri-food operator COFCO.

Latest blogs

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.

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