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How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push

Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic foo...

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...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.


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.


Unilever plans new facility in Kenya 24 Sep 14

Dean Best

Unilever is to set up a new production site in Kenya and move out of its current facility in central Nairobi.


Grupo Siro names Romeral director general 24 Sep 14

Dean Best

Spanish biscuits-to-pasta company Grupo Siro has promoted Victoriano Romeral to the position of director general.


Dream Foods expands with Casa Mexicana buy 18 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Speciality juice maker Dream Foods International has entered the Hispanic ambient space with the acquisition of the Casa Mexicana brand from Hispanic Specialty Brands.


Underlying Q1 profits up at ConAgra 18 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has reported a rise in underlying first-quarter earnings despite lower sales.

Latest blogs

Asda goes all in on gluten-free pledge 16 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

With demand for gluten-free on the rise, retailers in a number of countries have been building ranges of products to capitalise on a significant growth spot in challenging trading conditions. In the UK, Asda has looked to steal a march on its rivals with a notable product pledge.


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.

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