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Hershey's long-term confidence on China

Confectionery giant Hershey saw sales in China come under pressure in the first quarter of 2015, a result of the government crackdown on gif...

Nomad's post-Iglo opportunities

Nomad Holdings, the recently-established, UK-listed company set up by FMCG veterans Martin Franklin and Noam Gottesman to buy consumer goods...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.


Interview: Camelicious on potential for camel milk 1 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Camel milk - a staple food in the Middle East that dates back centuries - is gaining traction worldwide thanks to the touting of its many health properties. In an interview with Hannah Abdulla, deputy general manager of Dubai-based Emirates Industry of Camel Milk Products, Mutasher al Badry, speaks about the potential of the sector and his hopes of camel milk replacing other milk options.

Latest News

China to introduce "toughest" food safety law yet 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

China has reportedly passed amendments to its food safety rules that will see offenders given "the heaviest penalties yet".


Results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.


PepsiCo launches Lay's Maxx in India 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has launched a product under its Lay's potato chip brand in India.


Food industry news of week: Iglo, Blue Bell 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


Argentina's Verónica in "Latin America milk first" 23 Apr 15

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine dairy firm Verónica has launched the first milk with higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA milk) in Latin America.

Latest blogs

Country-of-origin calls in Australia shine light on habits 9 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

While there are calls in Australia for country-of-origin labelling after the Hepatitis A outbreak, linked to imported berries from China, there has, in the last year, been a small increase in the number of people likely to buy China-made food.


Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.

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