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On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the...

How Russia's embargo affects domestic firms

Russia recently extended its ban on various food imports from Western countries including the US and EU. The move provides Russian food make...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


Interview: Muller Wiseman mulls branded milk move 28 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Sales volumes are rising in the UK liquid milk category but value has been squeezed as retailers zone in on price. Four pints of milk for GBP1 has become the norm in a category dominated by own label. In an effort to build value in the UK liquid milk sector, Muller Wiseman Dairies plans to develop its own milk brand. Katy Askew spoke to Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Muller Wiseman's category and marketing controller, on the sidelines of the Canadean dairy innovation summit to find out more.

Latest News

French milk prices: no full deal reached yet 27 Jul 15

Stuart Todd

A deal on increasing French milk prices remains some way off despite reports over the weekend, dairy processing industry trade body, the Fédération Nationale de'l’Industrie Laitière, has told just-food.


Nestle replaces India MD after Maggi scandal 27 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Nestle, still reeling from the controversy over its Maggi noodle recall in India, has named Suresh Narayanan as its new managing director in the country.


Danone eyes "return to growth" in fresh dairy 24 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Danone has insisted its fresh dairy operations are poised for a "return to growth" despite lower revenues at the unit in the first half of 2015.


Danone, Yakult India JV to up capacity 24 Jul 15

Raghavendra Verma

The Indian venture between Danone and Yakult is expanding its production capacity of probiotic fermented milk in response to rising demand.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Campbell 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.


Industry news of week: Green Giant, Dumex 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

The speculation around General Mills' ailing Green Giant brand continued this week with claims Bonduelle is eyeing up the unit. We looked at the likelihood of the French group making an offer. Meanwhile, Danone decided to merge is under-pressure Chinese infant formula arm business with local dairy giant Mengniu and we looked at the key takeaways from Campbell Soup Co.'s investor day in the US.

Latest blogs

PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece 21 Jul 15

Dean Best

Food is a small part of PZ Cussons' portfolio, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer and Greece and today (21 July) how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.


UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.

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