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US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Is Mondelez's margin target hurting sales?

Mondelez International has delivered a lacklustre set of 2016 numbers but the snacks giant, which has been buffered by a challenging operati...

Hershey's 2016 results, 2017 outlook: 5 takeaways

Hershey's 2016 results and 2017 outlook, issued on Friday (3 February), suggested both a stronger finish to the year than the preceding nine...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


How Nestle plans to grow in travel retail 14 Nov 2016

Katy Askew

Nestle's travel retail unit is a US$100m-plus business, which generates the lion's share of its revenue from confectionery. Stewart Dryburgh, who heads the company's travel retail business, says the sector, while a small part of the Nestle empire, presents a strong growth avenue for the group. However, Dryburgh acknowledges it is also a competitive and fast-paced channel and those companies that want to cash in need to navigate some unique challenges. Katy Askew spoke to Dryburgh to find out more.

Latest News

Nestle launches global sugar target 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Smarties-to-Cheerios owner Nestle has announced a "global commitment" to cut the sugar in its food by 5% by 2020.


Slovakia calls meeting over food quality concerns 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.


Hershey to revive chief growth officer role 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

New Hershey CEO Michele Buck has announced her leadership team - which is set to see the return of the role of chief growth officer at the confectionery giant.


Delfi "optimistic" of continued growth in 2017 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi today (23 February) reported higher annual profits, with its CEO John Chuang expressing optimism about the company seeing further growth this year.


China issues latest plan to improve food safety 22 Feb 17

Wang Fangqing

China’s state council, the country’s cabinet, has issued a five-year plan to improve food safety and risk management across the country.


Tiger Brands to quit Kenya 22 Feb 17

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, is to sell its 51% stake in a venture in Kenya, marking the end of its interest in the country.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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