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UK organic industry's bullish outlook

After some rocky years, the UK organic sector has reason to be cheerful again, with sales rising in 2014 against the backdrop of a declining...

Maspex: M&A opportunities in eastern Europe

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in...

Why US Dietary Guidelines report deserves praise

With a call for nutrient taxes and linking the impact of diet on the environment, the advisory committee's recommendations for the 2015 Diet...

Why "simple" and "real" will be industry buzzwords

If there's one thing the industry is sure of, it's that consumer demand for cleaner, simpler food is on the rise in the US. This was underli...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.


SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.

Latest News

Australia to introduce grocery code 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The Australian federal government has created a food and grocery code of conduct that, it said, will help ensure "fair and transparent" dealings between the country's largest supermarkets and their suppliers.


Thorntons sales, profits fall 2 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Thorntons has booked a drop in half-year sales and net profit after what it described as a “disappointing” performance.


Edita Food Industries outlines float plan 2 Mar 15

Dean Best

Edita Food Industries, the Egyptian snack maker, has set out plans to list up to 30% of its ordinary shares in moves in Cairo and London.


UPDATE: Mondelez confirms Irish plant changes 27 Feb 15

Katy Askew

Mondelez International has confirmed it plans to close one production plant in Ireland and downsize a further two sites.


Ferrero, Deoleo in row with Dutch grocer Jumbo 27 Feb 15

Dean Best

Ferrero and Spain-based olive oil group Deoleo have seen products delisted by Dutch retailer Jumbo Supermarkten following a dispute over price.


Mondelez plans job cuts in Ireland 27 Feb 15

Katy Askew

Mondelez International is reportedly planning to slash 160 jobs in Ireland.

Latest blogs

Could 3D moulds offer cheap personalisation? 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

3D design company Lehrmitt Design Studios is offering designs using 3D printing technologies that, it says, can add an "artist's touch" to assembly line chocolate.


Ferrero moves to dismiss sale rumours 18 Feb 15

Dean Best

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours.

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