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Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

Nestle Q1 sales - what the analysts say

Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...

Key takeaways from Danone's CAGE presentation

Danone appears to be winning over the investment community, with a 2015 performance and 2016 forecasts welcomed by the market - and growth t...

Can rivalry limit co-operation on sustainability?

Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to supp...

Latest Interviews

Interview: John Haugen, Gen Mills' 301 Inc., pt 2 21 Mar 2016

Hannah Abdulla

John Haugen, vice president and general manager of General Mills' investment arm 301 Inc., speaks to Hannah Abdulla about how backing start-ups helps the US food giant shape its future growth portfolio and why the first two companies it is supporting - Rhythm Superfoods and Good Culture - are deemed the perfect fit.

Interview: John Haugen: General Mills' 301 Inc arm 20 Mar 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Last year, General Mills announced it was refocusing innovation unit 301 Inc. from developing in-house brands to centre on providing capital to emerging food brands and create "breakthrough innovation in the food space". Since then the unit has made two significant investments with plant-based snacks firm Rhythm Superfoods, and this month, cottage cheese maker Good Culture. In a two-part interview with Hannah Abdulla, 301 Inc.'s VP and general manager John Haugen tells us what prompted these investments and more about the direction in which the investment vehicle is headed. 

Latest News

Kraft Heinz sees "faster" savings, volume uptick 5 May 16

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz reported higher first-quarter operating earnings on "faster" than expected margin improvements and slightly higher sales volumes.

Mengniu-owned Fuyuan to take stake in Burra Foods 5 May 16

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy farming company Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd - which is part owned by dairy giant Mengniu - plans to take a "majority shareholding" in Australia's Burra Foods.

Land O'Lakes posts Q1 profit rise 4 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

First quarter profits at Land O'Lakes have risen despite a slight fall in sales.

Parmalat appoints new board 3 May 16

Katy Askew

Parmalat has named Gabriella Chersicla as its new chairperson after after three of the directors nominated by majority shareholder Lactalis quit their positions last month, prompting the Italian dairy group to elect a new board.

Murray Goulburn accused of "misleading" the market 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy cooperative partially listed on the ASX, is facing a class action lawsuit following this week's profit warning over allegations that it "mislead" the market with "overly optimistic" profit expectations. 

Eurial, Agrial dairy coops announce merger 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

A deal to merge French dairy co-operative Eurial with the dairy assets of the broader agri-food co-operative Agrial will be voted upon at meetings at the two businesses next month.

Latest blogs

Lactalis's emerging markets push continues 29 Mar 16

Dean Best

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has struck another deal in a promising emerging market for dairy.

While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.

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