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The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

Unilever's sales are up, will margins follow?

Unilever beat market expectations with a stellar third-quarter sales update this morning (15 October). However, with growth driven by its lo...

Latest Interviews

Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.

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.

Latest News

Pioneer Foods posts FY sales, profit rise 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Pioneer Foods, the South African group, has reported an increase in annual sales and earnings.

Strauss profits drop on lower sales  24 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales. 

Financing costs weigh on Osem results 23 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Israeli food maker Osem Investments booked lower profit for the first nine months of the year as a result of higher financing costs in the period to 30 September. 

Tiger Brands sales up but profits fall on Nigeria 19 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Tiger Brands today (19 November) posted higher annual sales but booked a fall in profits resulting from an impairment charge on its business in Nigeria, to which the South African group announced it was cutting off funding earlier this week.

Tiger Brands mulling options for Nigeria arm 17 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

South African food group Tiger Brands has pulled funding from its Nigerian arm and is mulling options for its share in the business.

FSSAI 'appeals court end to Maggi ban' 17 Nov 15

Dean Best

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has reportedly appealed the court ruling that lifted the ban on Nestle's Maggi noodles being sold in the country.

Latest blogs

Maggi returns but will growth follow in AOA for Nestle? 5 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Nestle had some reason for cheer this week when it was confirmed that Maggi noodles should be back on Indian shelves this month.

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

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