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The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

How brands are eyeing their own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ritter sees growth potential in US, EU 24 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.

Mondelez sets out thinking behind new CSR goals 30 Oct 2015

Ben Cooper

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.

Latest News

Industry quotes of week - Boulder Brands, Unilever 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

Yowie Group signs Angry Birds deal in US 26 Nov 15

Dean Best

Yowie Group, the Australian confectionery firm, has struck a deal to sell a chocolate product using the Angry Birds brand in the US.

Stevia gets clearance for use in India 25 Nov 15

Dean Best

Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Halloren gets boost in Q3 after price increases 25 Nov 15

Dean Best

Halloren, the German chocolate maker, saw moves to increase prices help its profitability improve in the third quarter of the year after a challenging first half of 2015.

Britannia Industries to open R&D centre 24 Nov 15

Jagdish Kumar

Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, is setting up a new research and development centre to fuel moves into new categories.

Strauss profits drop on lower sales  24 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales. 

Latest blogs

Woolworths pushes healthy eating with free fruit for kids 30 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.

Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.

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