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On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Relevance key to Cranswick growth 20 May 2014

Katy Askew

UK pork processor Cranswick has grown sales over the past year through some significant contract wins and adjustments to its product mix. The company has also successfully negotiated higher prices despite weak economic sentiment and fierce competition between the country's largest retailers. One of the keys to Cranswick's success has been innovation to keep its product portfolio relevant, CEO Adam Couch told just-food in part one of the just-food interview.


Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

Latest News

H1 up but Lala CEO bemoans "low" sales growth 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 - but CEO Arquimedes Celis said macro-economic conditions had weighed on the business.


Costs weigh on profits at baker Weston Foods 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Half-year earnings at Canada-based bakery group Weston Foods have fallen despite higher revenue amid pressure on costs.


Restructuring hits profits at Croatia's Podravka 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Moves from Croatia-based consumer goods group Podravka to restructure its food business have weighed on half-year profits.


Banana prices help drive Fresh Del Monte profits 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (29 July) posted increased half-year earnings, as higher selling prices for bananas in the second quarter helped its profits.


Sales, profits up at J&J Snack Foods 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Strong sales growth has lifted J&J Snack Foods' bottom line with the US firm posting a 13% increase in net profit for the first nine months of its financial year.


Cranswick Q1 "in line with expectations" 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

UK meat supplier Cranswick today (28 July) reported trading in its first quarter had been in line with the company's expectations.

Latest blogs

Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.


Whole Foods Market a victim of its own success 7 May 14

Katy Askew

Whole Foods Market lowered its outlook for the third time today (6 May) as the group missed second quarter expectations, sending shares plummeting.

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