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Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the...

just-food's pick: Top trends at Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food show, staged by the Specialty Food Association, was held at the Javits Center in New York this week (28-30 June). With...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Latest Interviews

How Mars aims to support farmers with new fund 19 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.


Divine Chocolate on ambitions at home and abroad 1 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Divine Chocolate recently announced it is merging its US and UK businesses to "strengthen" its structure and gain a "wider consumer reach". The news will see the dots joined between Divine's businesses on either side of the pond. Sophi Tranchell, who headed up the UK business and has taken over as group CEO, spoke to just-food about how the move will benefit the company and where Divine plans to grow its global premium chocolate business.

Latest News

FDA eyes added sugars info change 27 Jul 15

Dean Best

The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed including the percentage daily value for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label used in the country.


Nestle replaces India MD after Maggi scandal 27 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Nestle, still reeling from the controversy over its Maggi noodle recall in India, has named Suresh Narayanan as its new managing director in the country.


Mondelez launches Bubbly in India 27 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has launched its aerated chocolate, Bubbly, in the Indian market.


Mondelez opens Milka line at Bludenz plant 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has opened a new production line for its Milka chocolates at its plant in Austria.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Campbell 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.


Industry news of week: Green Giant, Dumex 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

The speculation around General Mills' ailing Green Giant brand continued this week with claims Bonduelle is eyeing up the unit. We looked at the likelihood of the French group making an offer. Meanwhile, Danone decided to merge is under-pressure Chinese infant formula arm business with local dairy giant Mengniu and we looked at the key takeaways from Campbell Soup Co.'s investor day in the US.

Latest blogs

Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 15

Dean Best

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.


UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.

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