Emerging markets: Latest news and analysis articles
Mars Inc plans to step up investment in the Indian chocolate sector by investing in local production. The Indian chocolate market is dominat...
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 has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come un...
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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".
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.
Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings revealed that full-year profit fell by 43% in 2014 amid declining sales and lower margins.
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.
Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.
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.
- Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?
- Focus: Can Mars gain share in Indian chocolate?
- The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO
- Why Heinz-Kraft merger could herald more deals
- The challenge of digital marketing and ROI
- Fatal explosion at French desserts firm Senagral
- Infographic: Heinz, Kraft unveil combined business
- UPDATE: Heinz, Kraft strike merger agreement
- ConAgra confirms another private-label charge
- Mondelez coy on Philadelphia sale rumours