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What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016

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Mondelez results and outlook - 7 things to learn

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Can Yildiz's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a sin...

Latest Interviews

How Ritter is advancing sustainable sourcing 1 Dec 2015

Katy Askew

Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more. 


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.

Latest News

Orkla sees growth in “competitive markets” 11 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Nordic food group Orkla booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings despite currency fluctuations and "competitive markets". 


Lindt launches fruit-centred chocolate range 11 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Lindt & Sprungli has announced the launch of a fruit-centred chocolate range in France.


Russia draws up plans for tax on palm oil 10 Feb 16

Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian government has drafted detailed plans to tax palm oil to reduce consumption of an ingredient it deems unhealthy and to boost revenue.


AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Mars extends cage-free egg pledge 9 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Mars has extended its commitment to use cage-free eggs in its products to the US, Canada and Australia.


Mars to cut artificial colours from global foods 8 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Mars Inc has said that it will remove all artificial colours from its human food products in an effort to meet "evolving consumer preferences". 

Latest blogs

UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

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