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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Latest Interviews

Bright People launching ramen brand - interview 11 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Family-owned Bright People Foods, the manufacturer of the Dr. McDougall's brand, is entering the instant noodle category with the launch of a new brand, Mike's Might Good Craft Ramen. The business wants to use its expertise in quality organic production to bring a premium offering to the instant noodle category in the US. Katy Askew spoke to Carolyn Vinnicombe, head of sales and member of the founding family at Bright People, to discover more about the group's ambitions. 


Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

Barilla boosts growth with better-for-you products 19 May 17

Ben Cooper

Italian pasta group Barilla has posted a 2% rise in revenues for 2016 to EUR3.4bn (US$3.8bn) over the previous year - and said it was its better-for-you ranges which produced the fastest growth. 


Kraft Heinz mum on Colgate-Palmolive bid reports 18 May 17

Helen Arnold

US-based peanuts-to-ketchup maker Kraft Heinz has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing to mount a takeover bid for consumer giant Colgate-Palmolive.


Mars joins Field to Market sustainability alliance 18 May 17

Helen Arnold

Mars has joined a US alliance of more than 120 organisations – Field to Market – and is backing the body's commitment to "improving agricultural sustainability" and making supply chains "more environmentally friendly".


Dr Oetker "plans muesli production in India" 18 May 17

Helen Arnold

Germany-based food company Dr Oetker India has announced plans to make a move on the cereal market in India by manufacturing its own muesli products in the country.


Princes launches gluten-free Napolina pasta line 17 May 17

Ben Cooper

UK-based food and drinks group Princes has added gluten-free variants to its Napolina vegetable pasta range, marking the brand's first move into the free-from market.


Whitworths sold to Turkish wholesaler Anatolia 16 May 17

John Shepherd

Turkish wholesaler Anatolia has acquired Whitworths, the UK's largest supplier of dried fruit, nut and seed products, for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage 23 May 17

Ben Cooper

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievements.


Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

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