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Why US Dietary Guidelines report deserves praise

With a call for nutrient taxes and linking the impact of diet on the environment, the advisory committee's recommendations for the 2015 Diet...

On the money: Can Danone grow fresh dairy?

Danone's fresh dairy sales struggled throughout 2014. Nevertheless, as the world's largest dairy manufacturer, the company believes it can l...

Nestle's 2014 results: 10 Things to Learn

Nestle reported full-year results that were broadly in-line with expectations, along with a slight beat on margin, this morning (19 February...

Nestle's 2014 results: what the analysts say

Nestle revealed today (19 February) that full-year earnings rose on one-time gains and improved margins. Net sales were down due to the impa...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.


Interview: Scott Wotherspoon, CEO of A2 Milk 10 Dec 2014

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. is looking to revitalise its business in the UK. It entered the market in 2011 through a venture with Robert Wiseman Dairies. However, the sale of A2's partner to German dairy giant Muller a year later held back its ambitions. Scott Wotherspoon, recently-appointed CEO of A2's UK arm, talks to Dean Best about the company's plans.

Latest News

WhiteWave launches "Australian-style" yoghurt 27 Feb 15

Dean Best

WhiteWave Foods has launched Yulu, an "Australian-style" yoghurt, in the US.


Bright Food "to buy 70% of Tnuva" 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

China's Bright Food Group has reportedly upped the stake it plans to buy in Israeli grocer Tnuva to 70%.


Value-added focus lifts Lala's 2014 performance 27 Feb 15

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala, the Mexican dairy firm, said new products, a higher proportion of value-added sales and pricing helped lift both sales and earnings in 2014.


Food news of the week: yoghurt cartel, US ports 27 Feb 15

Dean Best

France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


YuanShengTai Dairy Farm expects 90% profit jump 27 Feb 15

Katy Askew

YuanShengTai Dairy Farm has said it expects to book a 90% increase in net profit for 2014.

Latest blogs

just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


UK grocery adjudicator could receive power to fine 2 Feb 15

Dean Best

The UK grocery watchdog may be handed the ability to fine supermarkets that breach the code that governs their relationship with suppliers.

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