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How Russia's embargo affects domestic firms

Russia recently extended its ban on various food imports from Western countries including the US and EU. The move provides Russian food make...

Focus: Mexican dairies focus on adding value

Dairy producers in Mexico have turned to product diversification to boost sales in the face of rising costs, weak purchasing power within lo...

Focus: Has Hershey's international push backfired?

Compared to many food sector giants, Hershey's expansion on the international stage was relatively recent. Stepping up Hershey's presence ov...

Should Bel follow Morocco deal with more M&A?

French cheese giant Bel Group has made a rare acquisition in an emerging market with a deal to buy a majority stake in Safilait, the third-l...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


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.

Latest News

Jiajia, Yantai suspend shares pending announcement 7 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Chinese food firms Jiajia Food Group Co Ltd and Yantai Shuangta Food Co Ltd have both suspended trading of their shares from today (7 July).


Almarai posts 6M jump in sales, profits 6 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian food group Almarai has reported a jump in sales and profits for the first half of the year.


Del Monte Pacific expects return to profit in FY16 6 Jul 15

Dean Best

Del Monte Pacific has said it "looks forward" to a return to the black in its 2015/16 financial year after reporting annual losses of US$38m due to costs from its acquisition of Del Monte Foods' consumer division.


China's Dali Food Group "mulls Hong Kong IPO" 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese biscuit maker Dali Foods Group is reportedly planning to raise US$1.5bn in a Hong Kong initial public offering in September.


Food industry quotes of week: McCormick, Valio 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week - ConAgra, JBS 3 Jul 15

Katy Askew

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.

Latest blogs

Carrefour expands in Chinese e-commerce 5 Jun 15

Katy Askew

News that French retail giant Carrefour last month launched an online shopping portal in China, carrefour.cn, comes as further evidence of the growing importance of e-commerce in the market.


UN warns poor maize harvest likely 30 Apr 15

Katy Askew

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned lower maize harvests in Africa could "trigger food price increases".

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