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Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

On the money: Mondelez faces resistance to pricing

Mondelez International lowered its sales outlook this morning (6 August) after the snack maker saw its top line come under pressure in the f...

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in so...

Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.

Latest News

Research: the new strategies for convenience food 21 Aug 14

just-food Research Team

Demand for convenience food is on the rise thanks to a range of changes to consumer lifestyles. How can your business react? This week's featured research includes analysis from Canadean on how to devise new strategies for the convenience food market.


Strauss H1 hit by negative FX, coffee sales 20 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Strauss Group has reported a drop in its first-half profits despite posting a strong increase in sales of its international dips and spreads business.


Costs, promos weigh on Vinamilk profits 20 Aug 14

Dean Best

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy processor, has reported a fall in profits for the first six months of a year when it has said it will protect domestic market share.


Heinz recalls "lead-laden" infant food in China 19 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Heinz has confirmed the recall of a batch of baby cereal in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit.


Nestle hits out at Zimbabwe "state imports" 19 Aug 14

Tawanda Karombo

Nestle has told just-food it is not pulling out of Zimbabwe, despite raising concerns it is facing unfair competition from cheap imports.


Savola: We have had Americana talks 19 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Savola Group has confirmed once again it is one of the bidders for Al Kharafi Group's Kuwait Food Co., despite the takeover target claiming to have "no knowledge" of any talks with the Saudi business.

Latest blogs

Brussels to convene "task force" on Russia embargo 11 Aug 14

Dean Best

The EU said today (11 August) a "joined up" response across the bloc is needed to Russia's move to ban a swathe of food imports from the market.


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.

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