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On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

Comment: Danone could be mulling strategy shift

The spotlight will turn on Danone's strategy to grow its sales and profits tomorrow (25 July) when the group reports its second-quarter resu...

Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

Latest Interviews

The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.


Interview: Adams Foods' rise as force in UK cheese 23 May 2014

Dean Best

From a "sleeping giant" losing money to a "sustainable, good business", Adams Foods CEO Ian Toal says the UK arm of The Irish Dairy Board has made significant progress since he joined the business in 2011. What has driven the business? And how does it plan to grow further? Dean Best met Toal to find out.

Latest News

FrieslandCampina to form "dairy zones" in Vietnam 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina is to set up three "dairy zones" in Vietnam that it says will support production in a fast-growing market.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

just-food secured time with Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby this week after the UK group announced its first-half results, numbers that underlined the difficulty the company is having in growing sales. In a week of companies reporting its half-year numbers, Danone saw sales and profits fall but it stuck to its full-year targets, Unilever said innovation would help its food arm in slow-growth mature markets and Hershey claimed NPD would drive its business in the longer term, even if its recent price hike hits demand in the coming months.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

In an exclusive interview with just-food last week, Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby explained the UK group's recent corporate manoeuvres. We also spoke to Bell Group CFO Martin Gysin, who outlined the Swiss group's frustration at being fined for its alleged part in the German sausage cartel.


Danone H1 profits down but sticks to FY goals 25 Jul 14

Dean Best

Danone today (25 July) reported a drop in half-year profits, hurt by weak dairy and baby food volumes, but the French group maintained its full-year targets.


Research: China's dairy market; candy in Italy 25 Jul 14

just-food Research Team

China is a market high on the list for a number of dairy multinationals and this week's featured research from the just-food store includes a report setting out forecasts for the sector to 2018.


FrieslandCampina opens Hungary site extension 24 Jul 14

Dean Best

FrieslandCampina has opened a new facility at its soon-to-be only plant in Hungary as the dairy group works on revamping its network in the country.

Latest blogs

Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo? 17 Jul 14

Dean Best

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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