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Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

Mondelez on China, Hershey and Q2 results

Mondelez International yesterday (28 July) reported its second-quarter and half-year numbers, leading to the US snacks giant's shares slidin...

Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment

Unilever CEO Paul Polman left investors with no illusions today (21 July): trading is tough and the company expects it to get tougher. As a...

What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Latest Interviews

"Heavenly" baby food firm targets Asian markets 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.


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.

Latest News

China to renew duties on US poultry products 23 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

China’s ministry of commerce has extended for another five years countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties that have been charged on US imports of broiler chicken products.


India's Amul plans new ice cream plant 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

Indian dairy giant Amul is planning to set up an ice cream plant within 18 months in the western city of Pune.


Arla Foods to help Nigeria's dairy development 23 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Arla Foods has signed a deal with Nigeria's federal government to help develop the country's dairy sector.


Want Want China Holdings sales down but profits up 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

Want Want China Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed food and beverage group, today (23 August) reported higher first-half profits despite a fall in revenue amid weaker sales of snack foods and from its combined dairy and drinks division.


Russia swine fever ban on EU pork illegal - WTO 22 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

Russia is studying a ruling released by the WTO saying the country's bans on EU exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, imposed over African swine fever (ASF) cases, breach global trade laws.


Beston Global, MindChamps launch Kids Nutrition JV 22 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Australian food group Beston Global Food Company (BFC) has entered into a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Singapore-based MindChamps Holdings to supply "fresh and nutritious food" to children at early childcare centres in Singapore and the Philippines. 

Latest blogs

WhiteWave Foods sets date for vote on Danone sale 16 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.


China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 16

Dean Best

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.

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