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Kraft Heinz sales drab but earnings outlook bright

Kraft Heinz Co. last week gave some indication of the financial performance of its constituent parts when the newly-formed company published...

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...

Hershey stands firm as China woes laid bare

That China is central to Hershey's challenges at the moment was underlined on Friday after the US confectioner booked a second-quarter loss...

Buoyant WhiteWave Foods has some challenges in US

WhiteWave Foods raised its full-year earnings forecast after reporting growth across the majority of its businesses. However, the outlook fo...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.


SIAL 2014: Valio hopes to overcome Russian woes 10 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Valio is facing some significant challenges. The Finland-based dairy group is grappling with the closure of the Russian border as well as the decline in industrial markets for dairy ingredients. However, the company is also working to identify new growth avenues, such as its lactose-free technology. Katy Askew spoke to Kari Finska, SVP of Russia and eastern markets for Valio, to find out more.

Latest News

Arla H1 profits down on milk price slump 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Arla, the European dairy group, has reported a 19% fall in half-year profits amid the decline in global dairy commodity prices.


Bright Dairy H1 profits fall 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Bright Dairy & Food Co., the Chinese group, has reported a 4% drop in half-year earnings amid "intense" competition in the sector.


Bega Cheese FY profits plunge 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Australian dairy firm Bega Cheese has reported a fall in full-year profits - in line with the profit warning it issued earlier this year - despite an increase in revenues.


H1 weaker at Lithuania's Vilkyskiu Pienine 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Lithuanian dairy group Vilkyškiu Pienine has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits on the back of lower revenues at home, from the EU and the restricted Russian market.


Halloren resolute despite widening H1 losses 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Halloren, the German chocolate maker, has reiterated its annual sales targets and said it expects a "significant" improvement in profitability after reporting higher half-year losses.


Grupo Nutresa profit hit by charges 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Acquisition charges have hit Grupo Nutresa's first-half profits, although the Colombian food company saw operating income and revenue rise.

Latest blogs

PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece 21 Jul 15

Dean Best

Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.


Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.

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