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Focus: Danone CEO Faber puts stamp on business

Danone today (12 December) made a series of announcements, including a division to focus on Africa, an update on the future of the company's...

Britannia's e-cookie: why peers won't follow suit

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail s...

Ferrero highlights problem Indian red tape

Ferrero Group is purportedly re-thinking its investment plan in India due to difficulties with regulators in the country. The Indian market...

Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Doux CEO on reshaping of poultry firm 16 Dec 2014

Stuart Todd

In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.


Interview part 2: BRF CFO Augusto Ribeiro 18 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

Latest News

BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Brazilian food group BRF and Indonesia food company Indofood are set to work together in the Asian market.


Just Mayo firm Hampton Creek eyes overseas push 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

US firm Hampton Creek is looking to "accelerate" its expansion in Europe and Asia after raising US$90m in funding from investors.


Maspex buys Agros Nova assets from PE firm IK 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex is to acquire parts of local peer Agros Nova from private-equity firm IK Investment Partners.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


HKScan to sell egg unit as revamp continues 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Finland-based meat processor HKScan is to offload an egg business in Estonia and the bulk of a hatchery unit in Finland, the latest moves to "simplify" its operations.


2014 review: the most-read briefing articles 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

just-food's management briefings see the team provide an in-depth look at a key issue or market affecting our readers in the industry. This year, the briefings included a deep dive into the confectionery sector, a spotlight on Vietnam and analysis of the development of the dairy industry in India.

Latest blogs

Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries 20 Nov 14

Dean Best

Food exporters targeting emerging markets should target focus on cities instead of countries, management consultants McKinsey has said.


Australia's dairy industry hails China trade deal 17 Nov 14

Dean Best

Dairy processors in Australia believe the agreement between Canberra and Beijing will make them more competitive in a key export market.

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