Condiments: Latest news and analysis articles
Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...
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...
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...
Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....
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.
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.
Mizkan is planning to cut 87 jobs in the UK, with the Japanese food group pointing to "challenging" trading conditions in the country.
Mezzetta is targeting growing home-cooking trends in the US with the launch of Everything Spreads, a line of multi-purpose condiments.
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.
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.
This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.
Japanese food producer Mizkan has introduced a line of chutneys under the Branston brand in the UK.
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?
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