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Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends

Unilever must respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...

What the analysts say: Unilever's mixed 2014

Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.


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.

Latest News

Yildiz prepares to list dairy arm AK Gida 27 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Turkey's Yildiz Holding has confirmed plans to list its local dairy subsidiary, AK Gida.


Fourth quarter surge lifts Hanoimilk FY sales 26 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Vietnamese dairy group Hanoimilk booked a surge in fourth-quarter sales, offsetting some impact of lower revenues in the first nine months of the year.


F&N secures Nestle dairy licensing deal in ASEAN 23 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave has secured a licensing deal with Nestle to manufacture and distribute the Carnation, Bear Brand, Bear Brand Gold, Ideal Milk and Milkmaid products in ASEAN countries.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


Cherkizovo unveils "healthy" chicken range 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Cherkizovo, the Russian poultry processor, has announced the launch of a "healthy" line of ready-to-cook chilled chicken products in its domestic market.


ITC books "healthy growth" in packaged food sales 22 Jan 15

Dean Best

Indian conglomerate ITC has reported "healthy growth" in its packaged food sales in its third quarter.

Latest blogs

Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).


just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 14

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.

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