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On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month...

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the...

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

Greencore sales up on UK, US growth 28 Jul 15

Dean Best

Greencore has booked a 6% rise in third-quarter sales, helped by growth in the UK and the US.

Fresh Del Monte Produce H1 profits down 28 Jul 15

Dean Best

Fresh Del Monte Produce emphasised its higher second-quarter earnings but the rise was not enough to prevent profits falling for the first half of 2015 as a whole.

UPDATE: Danone merges Dumex with Mengniu 24 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Danone will merge its Chinese infant formula brand Dumex with the infant formula business of local dairy giant Mengniu in order to build a "strong local platform" in the sector.

Danone eyes "return to growth" in fresh dairy 24 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Danone has insisted its fresh dairy operations are poised for a "return to growth" despite lower revenues at the unit in the first half of 2015.

Wessanen H1 sales up, mixed profit numbers 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch food group Wessanen has reported a fall in half- year net profit but increases in operating earnings and sales.

Costa Group shares dip on debut in Australia 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

Shares in newly-listed Australian produce supplier Costa Group Holdings closed their first day of trading below their issue price.

Latest blogs

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

Dean Best

Food is a small part of PZ Cussons' portfolio, 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 and Greece and today (21 July) 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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