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Premier Foods to push on with range revamp

Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said....

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

Why Mars' sugar call should be welcomed

Campaigners would contend companies do not often make progressive moves on issues of public concern until pressure has been exerted on them...

Latest Interviews

How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 2015

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.


Wessanen's CFO on "focused" Dutch group 8 May 2015

Dean Best

After an up-and-down decade, Dutch food group Wessanen has completed its efforts to become a pure-play foods group focusing on Europe and on what it calls "natural and healthy" categories. In the first part of a two-part interview, Wessanen CFO Ronald Merckx discusses the company's transformation.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez 26 May 15

Dean Best

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.


Tiger Brands Kenya profits "manipulated" 21 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa-based FMCG group Tiger Brands has revealed its business in Kenya saw "manipulation" of its profits in its last financial year.


Valeo Foods completes site expansion 21 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ireland's Valeo Foods has completed an EUR7m (US$7.8m) upgrade of its Cabra manufacturing facility in west Dublin.


ConAgra to pay fine to settle salmonella case 20 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay US$11.2m to settle a case linked to a salmonella outbreak in 2007.


Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet stands down 19 May 15

Katy Askew

Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet is standing down from his post and will be replaced by UK and Ireland executive vice president Graeme Pitkethly, the company revealed today (19 May).


Premier Foods sees FY profits fall 19 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods plc has reported a fall in annual profits amid pressure on sales at the UK food group.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.

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