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How food companies involve staff in sustainability

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainab...

Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam 

It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet cl...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Tim Hortons, Ruby Tuesday - foodservice, August

August, contrary to its reputation as a slow month for business news, saw some notable moves in the global foodservice sector, including Can...

Latest Interviews

Emmi CEO on 2017, M&A, Brexit - interview 2 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The market reacted positively to Emmi's first-half results and the Swiss dairy group's ongoing efforts to improve its profitability but the business does face challenges, not least on its top line. Facing challenges at home, the company is also looking to continue to expand internationally to further broaden its business, although growth has come under some pressure in some overseas markets, while the group has to weigh up the impact of Brexit. Dean Best spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener to find out how the Onken owner sees its near-term prospects.


Why skyr could be the next big thing in US yoghurt 5 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Icelandic Provisions is a company formed by investors from the US and Iceland to bring traditional skyr yoghurt to the US. Icelandic Provisions chairman Einar Sigurðsson believes that skyr has the potential to be the next growth area in US yoghurt, in much the same was that Greek yoghurt brought explosive growth to the category in the 2000s. Sigurdsson speaks to just-food about what he believes skyr brings to the category. 

Latest News

PepsiCo nudges up full-year earnings outlook  29 Sep 16

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has slightly increased its earnings guidance, after reporting higher profits for the first nine months of its financial year. 


Brazil eyes Asian markets for food exports 28 Sep 16

John Shepherd

A trade mission by Brazil to several Asian nations is set to generate a potential US$1.5bn to $2bn in trade and investment for the country's food exports business, the country's agriculture minister has announced.


Emmi switching to hydroelectricity in Switzerland 28 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Swiss dairy group Emmi has said that it will switch to 100% renewable hydroelectricity at its Swiss production facilities as part of its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020. 


Fonterra starts work on Malaysia plant investment 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Fonterra has begun work to upgrade its two plants in Malaysia as part of the dairy giant's plan to expand in what is one of its eight "most important global markets".


Scotsburn to close Canadian ice cream plant 26 Sep 16

John Shepherd

The planned closure of Scotsburn Ice Cream's plant in the Canadian province of Newfoundland is a "devastating blow" for the facility's 167-strong workforce, say union leaders.


Lifeway Foods launches on-the-go range 23 Sep 16

John Shepherd

US kefir maker Lifeway Foods has launched a line of Single-Serve Farmer Cheese and Kefir Cups, Do-It-Yourself Kefir Starter and Probiotic Supplements.

Latest blogs

Consumers are cooking for social media - and how brands can capitalise 28 Sep 16

Katy Askew

We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture.


Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

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