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Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

Comment: Paying the price for eating healthily

Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

Latest Interviews

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.


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Hershey wins case against copycat marijuana co's 21 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has won a case against two marijuana companies after the confectionery giant claimed they sold products that infringed its trademarks.


Re:Capital Australia eyes confectionery growth 20 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Re:Capital Australia, Hilco Capital's Australian unit, has formed a confectionery holding company as it pursues growth in the country's premium confectionery sector following its acquisition of Betta Foods.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Nestle organic sales fall on Asia, Europe 16 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Coventry residents ready to defend Godiva name 15 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Citizens of UK city Coventry are up in arms over chocolatier Godiva's claim it owns the Lady Godiva name.

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