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Foodservice, April '17: Panera, Burger King

One of the biggest M&A deals in the foodservice sector came in April, with European investment firm JAB Holding moving to buy US bakery-cafe...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Retail focus: Sprouts, Souq.com, Tesco/Booker

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Freedom Foods charting growth strategy 26 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more. 


Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.

Latest News

India releases GST tax rates for food 23 May 17

Raghavendra Verma

Jam, instant cooking mixes, pasteurised butter and several other processed food items have been placed in a higher tax bracket under India’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, to be levied from 1 July.


Russia eases restrictions on Turkish fruit and veg 23 May 17

John Shepherd

Russia and Turkey have agreed to lift some bilateral trade restrictions on fruit and vegetables imposed in 2015, although Moscow's ban on imports of Turkish tomatoes stays in force.


Nestle eyes China's ageing population with NPD 23 May 17

Helen Arnold

Nestle is claiming it can boost the brain-power of the middle-aged and elderly in China with a new functional food.


Rhodes Food Group books improved sales, profits 23 May 17

John Shepherd

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group today (23 May) reported growth of 15.9% in headline earnings to ZAR126m (US$9.5m) for the six months to the end of March on increased sales.


Brazil President takes aim at JBS bosses 22 May 17

John Shepherd

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corruption scandal that has engulfed national meat giant JBS.


India's Prataap Snacks plans IPO 22 May 17

Raghavendra Verma

India-based savoury snacks maker Prataap Snacks is planning to float, raising money to invest in production and broaden its product range.

Latest blogs

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

Dean Best

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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