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Focus: Can Mars gain share in Indian chocolate?

Mars Inc plans to step up investment in the Indian chocolate sector by investing in local production. The Indian chocolate market is dominat...

Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

This morning's (25 March) news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food s...

E-commerce battleground for formula in China

E-commerce has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come un...

Maspex: M&A opportunities in eastern Europe

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in...

Latest Interviews

Interview: FrieslandCampina eyes Gulf expansion 30 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina has had a presence in the Middle East for over 50 years with its condensed and powdered milk products. Regional director Maurits Klavert says the market, despite it making a small contribution to the Dutch dairy giant's pot, has huge potential, which the co-operative is looking to exploit in a big way with a launch into cheese. Hannah Abdulla learns more.


Interview: Taywell Ice Creams MD Alastair Jessel 25 Mar 2015

Dean Best

UK ice cream business Taywell Ice Creams is growing sales, built largely on domestic foodservice accounts, and last year broke even for the first time. However, Alastair Jessel, the firm's founder, has ambitions for the company, which centre around the launch of a healthier ice cream. Dean Best met Jessel at the IFE trade exhibition in London to discuss his plans.

Latest News

UPDATE: Zito owners in talks with two bidders 30 Mar 15

Dean Best

The consortium of investors looking to sell a majority stake in Slovenian food group Zito is still in talks with two bidders, one of the shareholders told just-food today (30 March).


Podravka "set to buy Slovenia's Zito" 30 Mar 15

Dean Best

Croatia-based food group Podravka is reportedly set to acquire control of Zito, Slovenia's largest food manufacturer, in a deal said to be worth EUR60-65m.


JBS cool on US IPO talk 27 Mar 15

Dean Best

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has labelled reports it is weighing up whether to return to plans to float its US unit as "press speculation".


Food industry quotes of week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra 27 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.


Yashili turnover, profit slumps 26 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings revealed that full-year profit fell by 43% in 2014 amid declining sales and lower margins.


Mengniu earnings jump 44% 26 Mar 15

Katy Askew

China Mengniu Dairy has booked a 44% jump in full-year profit as higher sales, portfolio optimisation and efforts to improve efficiency lifted the bottom line.

Latest blogs

Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.


Gulfood 2015: Popcorn firm says promos, marketing key to category growth 12 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East snack market is experiencing a surge of growth. At this year's Gulfood in Dubai, 'snacking', was identified as one of the top three trends in the region for 2015. According to a recent report from TechSci Research, one in five consumers are now grazing on snacks throughout the day instead of eating three square meals.

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