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Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

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Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

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BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Chobani Australia on SE Asia plans 2 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Chobani, the US-based Greek yoghurt producer, has been one of the success stories of the US packaged food market, leading the boom in its category. The company has spread its wings internationally (not with complete success) and is looking to grow further, which could be vital with the US Greek yoghurt category showing signs of slowing. In the second part of a two-part interview, Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, about the company's moves in south-east Asia.


Interview: Peter Meek, MD of Chobani Australia 1 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.

Latest News

Bimbo profits up on Canada Bread, lower costs 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as raw material costs fell in the third quarter.


Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Del Monte Pacific to raise funds with share issue 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Del Monte Pacific plans to issue 36m preferred shares at US$10 per share as part of efforts to raise funds in order to refinance debt.


Hanoimilk sales deteriorate but earnings gain 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Hanoimilk, the Vietnamese dairy group, continued to witness declining revenues in the third quarter of the year but lower costs saw profits strengthen.


Savola reports mixed nine-month profits 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

Saudi food-to-retail group Savola has posted a mixed set of profit figures for the first nine months of the year.


Unilever reports 9M sales drop 23 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

A poor summer and continued weakness in the spreads category have contributed to a decline in turnover for Unilever during the first nine months of the year.

Latest blogs

SIAL 2014: New UK food minister pledges action 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Liz Truss, the UK's recently-appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, went on a whistlestop tour of the country's exhibitors at the SIAL trade show in Paris yesterday, before pledging more help for businesses looking to expand abroad.


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Dean Best

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