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What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic turmoil and has long-term implications for UK food manuf...

Mondelez's bid for Hershey – 5 things to know 

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valu...

How big data analytics will help food makers

Providing consumers with the best line-up of food products has always been a challenge for retailers who understand that choice is a key dri...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 29 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

Lindt organic sales miss market expectations 22 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli said this morning (22 July) that it "continues to outperform the overall chocolate market" but organic sales growth missed market expectations. 


India's ITC posts increased first-quarter profits 22 Jul 16

John Shepherd

Indian food and tobacco producer ITC has posted total pre-tax profits of INR3.67bn (US$552m) for the first quarter of the fiscal year ended 30 June compared to INR3.34bn crore in the corresponding period a year ago.


Food market quotes of the week – Danone, Arla 22 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Danone expanded its Indian presence, Arla detailed plans to boost its UK business and just-food examined the potential of healthy ageing products. Here is just-food's week in words. 


Mondelez reportedly in Burton's licence talks 21 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The owners of Burton's Biscuit Co have declined to comment on reports that the firm has been approached by Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a move to buy back the license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury brand. 


Healthier food a major opportunity for food makers 20 Jul 16

John Newton

The onus on food companies to engage in reformulation and increase the availability of healthier food choices has never been greater, according to a new report from just-food.


Mondelez releases Maynards Bassetts Juicy Chews  20 Jul 16

Richard Siddle

Maynards Bassetts Juicy Chews is the latest new product release from Mondelez International since it decided to bring the two household brands together earlier in the year.

Latest blogs

Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.


The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.

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