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Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for...

Latest Interviews

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.


Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.

Latest News

Wrigley opposes Perfetti Van Melle "WTF" TM 20 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Wrigley, the gum business owned by US confectioner Mars Inc., has moved to block rival Perfetti Van Melle's application to register "WTF" as a trademark in the US.


Lindt Sydney factory penned for 2015 opening 19 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's building planning watchdog yesterday (18 November) issued its draft consent for a Lindt manufacturing facility to open in Marsden Park, Sydney.


"Tobacco-style" approach needed for poor diets 17 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Health advocates have said a "tobacco-style global convention" is needed to tackle diet-related ill health.


Cloetta upbeat on earnings growth 14 Nov 14

Katy Askew

The end of a period of "massive" restructuring, higher margins and the contribution of acquisitions to the top line enabled Cloetta to book "markedly" improved operating earnings in the third quarter.


Food industry news of week: Mondelez, Olam 14 Nov 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International made a notable investment in Asia with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks arm of Vietnamese group Kinh Do. Staying in Asia, Singapore's Olam International revealed it was in talks over "corporate development opportunities" - and we continued our run of interviews, featuring rice supplier Amira Nature Foods, Finnish dairy group Valio and Canadian dairy-free firm Daiya Foods.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Unilever 14 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.

Latest blogs

Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising 20 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.


Steinemann to step down as Barry Callebaut CEO 6 Nov 14

Dean Best

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate supplier, said today (6 November) Juergen Steinemann would step down from his role as CEO next year.

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