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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

Croatia's Atlantic Grupa cuts 2014 sales forecast 31 Oct 14

Dean Best

Croatia-based food company Atlantic Grupa has cut its sales forecast for 2014 as it battles a "challenging business environment".


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Chiquita 31 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.


Ezaki Glico reports mixed H1 results 31 Oct 14

Dean Best

Japanese food group Ezaki Glico has booked an increase in half-year net profit but saw operating profit and net sales fall.


Hershey lowers FY sales, earnings forecasts 29 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Hershey today (29 October) cut its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings per share on the back of mixed international sales and pressure on commodity costs.


US, Mexico strike deal on sugar imports 29 Oct 14

Dean Best

The US and Mexico have signed a deal that is set to see the suspension of Washington's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Mexican sugar imports.


Halloren strikes deal with US distributor 29 Oct 14

Dean Best

German chocolate manufacturer Halloren has announced a deal with a US distributor, a move the company claims will help boost its sales in the country.

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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