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Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market w...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top tweets

Nothing gives you the experience of being on the ground at a trade show - without actually being on the ground - as well as social media. Th...

M&A Watch: Why Danone/Lifeway deal could be next

The over 25x EBITDA valuation in General Mills' recent acquisition of Annie's clears the path for Danone, a main rival in dairy, to pay top...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.


just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

Latest News

Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale" 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has formed a "business excellence" unit as the world's largest food manufacturer looks to benefit from its scale.


Rhodes Food Group IPO raises ZAR1.22bn 29 Sep 14

Dean Best

South African food company Rhodes Food Group Holdings has raised ZAR1.22bn (US$108.4m) through its planned IPO.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 29 Sep 14

Dean Best

Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.


French co-op Agrial eyes dairy, vegetables push 26 Sep 14

Stuart Todd

French co-operative Agrial has confirmed it has secured EUR50m (US$63.7m) in fresh capital from agri-food industry investor Unigrains and bank Crédit Agricole to fund projects in dairy and vegetables.


Mead Johnson ups R&D, production capacity in Asia 25 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Mead Johnson has expanded its research and production capabilities in Singapore with the opening of a new campus in Tuas.

Latest blogs

International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.


Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall? 12 Sep 14

Katy Askew

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?

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