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Comment: Nestle reacts to world of 3G and Buffett

Nestle must adapt to emerging consumption trends and consolidation in the food sector with an “acceleration” of its portfolio adjustment eff...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

Why it is too early to call Unilever food revival

Today was a positive day for Unilever in some ways. The FMCG giant's first-quarter sales beat expectations and its shares rose steadily in L...

Top ten on-trend products at IFE 2015

UK trade expo IFE has become a key date for smaller, domestic companies looking to build distribution at home and further afield - and gives...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.


Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.

Latest News

B&G posts Q1 profit, sales increase 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand.


Wessanen enjoys strong volumes in Q1 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen today (24 April) reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, with the company's CEO Christophe Barnouin pointing to the company's volume performance.


Inventure recalls products on listeria concerns 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

?Inventure Foods has issued a recall of some of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and selected Jamba At Home smoothie kits in the US, after discovering Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.


Results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.


Food industry news of week: Iglo, Blue Bell 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.


just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.

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