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On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

Comment: Danone could be mulling strategy shift

The spotlight will turn on Danone's strategy to grow its sales and profits tomorrow (25 July) when the group reports its second-quarter resu...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview - The Kids Food Co. 16 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.


The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

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FMCG sales growth slows at India's ITC 30 Jul 14

Dean Best

Indian conglomerate ITC, which is trying to broaden its business beyond its core cigarette division and further into FMCG, has reported slowing sales of consumer goods in the first quarter of its financial year.


Russia bans canned products from Ukraine 29 Jul 14

Keith Nuthall

Russia's agricultural watchdog has announced a ban on imports from Ukraine of canned vegetables, fruit and fish.


H1 up but Lala CEO bemoans "low" sales growth 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 - but CEO Arquimedes Celis said macro-economic conditions had weighed on the business.


Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


Restructuring hits profits at Croatia's Podravka 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Moves from Croatia-based consumer goods group Podravka to restructure its food business have weighed on half-year profits.


Staay marks expansion into Poland, Spain 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch fruit and vegetable supplier Staay Food Group has announced its expansion into Spain and Poland.

Latest blogs

Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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