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General Mills to invest in "growth businesses"

General Mills is the owner of US legacy food brands that have been hard hit by sweeping changes to consumption. The company, which has tried...

Can Smucker revive food sales?

JM Smucker booked higher full-year earnings last week despite a drop in revenue from its food brands. With coffee and pet food outpacing Smu...

Pizza expansion, Cravia, Leon - foodservice focus

May featured a run of announcements from pizza chains, the sale of Middle East franchise group Cravia and UK health-focused chain Leon eyein...

Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

Latest Interviews

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview 27 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.


Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.

Latest News

Dubai aims to be leading Middle Eastern food hub 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Dubai has ambitions to become the leading food distribution and production centre for the whole of the Middle East.


Nestle, Souq.com eye internet food sales in Egypt 29 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Nestle has become the first FMCG company to sell food and drink products in Egypt via the Arab world’s largest online retailer, Souq.com.


Mars and Alibaba launch strategic partnership 29 Jun 16

John Shepherd

Mars Incorporated, one of the world's largest food manufacturers, today (29 June) announced a "global strategic business partnership" with China-based online and mobile commerce firm the Alibaba Group.


Healthier food a major opportunity for food makers 29 Jun 16

John Newton

The onus on food companies to engage in reformulation and increase the availability of healthier food choices has never been greater, according to a new report from just-food.


Chinese push to cut meat consumption 28 Jun 16

Katy Askew

A campaign has been launched to reduce the consumption of meat products in China after the Chinese authorities issued new dietary guidelines calling on consumers to eat less meat. 


India's Patanjali moves into liquid milk 25 Jun 16

Jagdish Kumar

Fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurveda is to expand its presence in the dairy sector through the launch of a liquid milk product.

Latest blogs

China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns 11 May 16

Dean Best

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.


Lactalis's emerging markets push continues 29 Mar 16

Dean Best

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has struck another deal in a promising emerging market for dairy.

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