Condiments: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Comment: Why Gardein is Pinnacle's ideal fodder

Pinnacle Foods, owner of Wishbone dressings, has been shopping and has picked out a firm that is going to bulk out its presence in the froze...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.


Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.

Latest News

Osem sees steady Q3 profit as sales gain 25 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Osem Investment, the Israeli food group controlled by Nestle, booked higher third-quarter sales and steady earnings in the third quarter of the year.


Pioneer books FY profit jump in "defining year" 24 Nov 14

Dean Best

South Africa's Pioneer Foods has reported a jump in profits in a year it labelled as "defining" for the business.


Mizkan restructures, 87 jobs at risk in UK 21 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Mizkan is planning to cut 87 jobs in the UK, with the Japanese food group pointing to "challenging" trading conditions in the country.


Mezzetta Everything Spread targets cook-at-home 20 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Mezzetta is targeting growing home-cooking trends in the US with the launch of Everything Spreads, a line of multi-purpose condiments.


Smucker sales, earnings slip on coffee woes 19 Nov 14

Katy Askew

JM Smucker, the US condiments-to-coffee group, booked a drop in first half sales and earnings on the back of weaker volumes at its US retail coffee business.


Food industry news of week: Mondelez, Olam 14 Nov 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International made a notable investment in Asia with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks arm of Vietnamese group Kinh Do. Staying in Asia, Singapore's Olam International revealed it was in talks over "corporate development opportunities" - and we continued our run of interviews, featuring rice supplier Amira Nature Foods, Finnish dairy group Valio and Canadian dairy-free firm Daiya Foods.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?

Get the just-food newsletter

Join over 31,000 food professionals who get just-food’s FREE newsletters [x]

Get daily food news as it happens, and our weekly best-of roundup.

First name:
Last name:
Email address:

Get the newsletter

Daily News Alert: see example
Weekly Summary: see example
Food Research Updates: see example