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How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of Amer...

TreeHouse's own-label woes – 6 things to learn

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Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say

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How to implement a zero-based budgeting strategy

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Latest Interviews

ABF on Brexit, M&A and grocery - interview 9 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Much of the investor commentary around Associated British Foods can focus on Primark, with the UK-based clothing retailer the largest of the conglomerate's divisions by sales and its most profitable when looking at operating margin. That largely rang true yesterday when ABF reported its annual results but Dean Best caught up with John Bason, the Kingsmill maker's finance director, to discuss how the company's grocery operations had performed, its recent disposal of assets in the US and the impact Brexit could have on the grocery chunk of the business.


Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

Latest News

News of week: Nestle, GNP, palm oil labour claims 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week's major headlines included Nestle's claim it may be able to cut the sugar it uses in its confectionery by up to 40%, Pilgrim's Pride snapping up US poultry peer GNP and Amnesty International claiming child labour is being used on palm oil plantations in Indonesia.


World Bank boost for Kyrgyzstan dairy industry 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

The World Bank has approved US$5m in financing to support a project designed to boost the productivity of dairy farms in Kyrgyzstan.


Avangardco 9M losses down but sales slide 1 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Ukrainian egg processor Avangardco has reported lower losses in the first nine months of the year, even as its sales slumped 37%.


Unilever sets new margin target with help from ZBB 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

Unilever today (30 November) outlined a new target for operating margin, in part driven by plans to widen the company's use of zero-based budgeting.


Amira Nature Foods books drop in H1 sales 30 Nov 16

John Shepherd

UAE-based and US-listed packaged rice supplier Amira Nature Foods has booked a 9% fall in half-year sales as a result of reduced pricing and the impact of exchange rates on the group's rupee-denominated India business.


Thai Union to launch King Oscar brand in China 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

Thai Union Group is to take its international seafood brand King Oscar into China.

Latest blogs

China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 16

Dean Best

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.

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