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M&A Watch - Could Cloetta be takeover target?

With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kir...

Sweets & Snacks Expo: just-food's pick

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been...

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

Why FMCG background key for next Thorntons CEO

In some ways, Jonathan Hart will leave the UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons next month in a better position than he found the busin...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.


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.

Latest News

Suntory to expand Ribena candy in Asia 28 May 15

Katy Askew

Suntory Beverage & Food plans to increase distribution of Ribena branded confectionery and drink products in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.


Jelly Belly to launch organic candy 27 May 15

Dean Best

US confectioner Jelly Belly Candy Co. is planning to add organic products to its range on sale in North America.


Yildiz eyeing further deals - reports 26 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mehmet Tutuncu, CEO of Turkish biscuit firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, has reportedly said parent company Yildiz Holding is eyeing further acquisitions, following the sale of its milk business to France's Lactalis.


Cocoaland rejects takeover bid from Navis Asia 26 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Malaysian confectionery firm Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from investment firm Navis Asia Fund.


Food industry quotes of week: Arla, Premier Foods 26 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.


Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez 26 May 15

Dean Best

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Kellogg under fire for "staggering" sugar levels in cereal bars 16 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.

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