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The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

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Mondelez goes beyond certified cocoa - analysis

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


How Nestle plans to grow in travel retail 14 Nov 2016

Katy Askew

Nestle's travel retail unit is a US$100m-plus business, which generates the lion's share of its revenue from confectionery. Stewart Dryburgh, who heads the company's travel retail business, says the sector, while a small part of the Nestle empire, presents a strong growth avenue for the group. However, Dryburgh acknowledges it is also a competitive and fast-paced channel and those companies that want to cash in need to navigate some unique challenges. Katy Askew spoke to Dryburgh to find out more.

Latest News

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Competition authorities in Serbia have launched an inquiry into the retail market "focusing on the relationship between retailers and their suppliers" in non-specialised stores that deal mainly with food, beverages and tobacco.


Quotes of week: Nestle, Unilever, Wilmar, GNP 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week, Nestle got the industry talking with its claim it can "significantly reduce" the sugar in its confectionery products and Unilever gave a detailed update on its strategy at its 2016 investor day, while the two companies were among those under scrutiny for their sourcing of palm oil after Amnesty International's claims child labour is being used on plantations in Indonesia.


News of week: Nestle, GNP, palm oil labour claims 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week's major headlines included Nestle's claim it may be able to cut the sugar it uses in its confectionery by up to 40%, Pilgrim's Pride snapping up US poultry peer GNP and Amnesty International claiming child labour is being used on palm oil plantations in Indonesia.


Candyking CEO Evanoff to buy company 30 Nov 16

John Shepherd

The recently-appointed CEO of Swedish confectionery supplier Candyking, Dani Evanoff, is to take over ownership of the company.


Wilmar urges palm oil "labour transformation" 30 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Wilmar International, the agribusiness accused by Amnesty International of running Indonesian palm oil plantations that contribute to child labour and human rights abuses, has called for collaboration to achieve a "labour transformation" across the global palm oil industry.


Amnesty - Global brands profit from labour abuses 30 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).

Latest blogs

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.


Post-Trump victory, TPP trade deal appears dead 15 Nov 16

Dean Best

The Obama administration appears to have conceded the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will not be pushed through in the lame-duck session of Congress before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.

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