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Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

Nestle H1 results – 8 key takeaways

Nestle saw organic sales increase 4.5% in the first half of 2015 and confirmed it is on track to meet full-year guidance of growth of "aroun...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

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

Mondelez opens line at Poland chocolate plant 2 Sep 15

Dean Best

Mondelez International has opened a chocolate production line at its site in Skarbimierz in south-west Poland.


Ghee launch marks ITC's entry into dairy 2 Sep 15

Jagdish Kumar

ITC, the Indian FMCG giant, has confirmed it will enter the country's dairy sector with the launch of ghee, or clarified butter.


India's FSSAI embarks on new product approval syst 2 Sep 15

Jagdish Kumar

India’s food safety body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is hoping to have set up a new process for product approvals in six months after it scrapped the previous system following a legal challenge.


Amul to launch branded lactose-free milk 2 Sep 15

Jagdish Kumar

The co-operative behind Indian dairy brand Amul is set to launch the country's first branded lactose-free milk.


RCL Foods posts FY profit, sales rise 2 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

South African food company RCL Foods has reported a jump in earnings and sales for the full year.


Milkiland posts loss on Russia, Ukraine pressures 2 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

A deterioration of the macroeconomic situation in Ukraine and Russia has hit Dutch dairy processor Milkiland's bottom line, resulting in a loss for the first half of the year.

Latest blogs

Nestle starts advertising push for Maggi in India 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.


Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm 29 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.

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