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Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...

Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

PepsiCo's response to Frito-Lay share squeeze

Frito-Lay, the North American snack business of PepsiCo, is responding to the slow erosion of its market share in a "disciplined" way, while...

On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range

Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.


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.

Latest News

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Armanino posts "record" 9M sales, profits 17 Oct 14

Dean Best

Armanino Foods of Distinction, the US pasta-to-pesto group, has booked "record" sales and profits for the first nine months of the year as investment in promotions drives the company's growth.


Nestle organic sales fall on Asia, Europe 16 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.


Danone sales up on "favourable" comps in Asia 15 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Danone has booked an increase in third-quarter sales as the French dairy group lapped product recall issues that hit its business in Asia last year.


Chiquita expects Q3 sales, earnings improvement 15 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Takeover target Chiquita Brands International has said it expects to book higher third-quarter sales and comparable earnings.

Latest blogs

Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.


How can just-food work for you? 6 Oct 14

Dean Best

Now's your chance to tell us. We are running a survey of our international readership and want to know what you think about our service - and the the challenges you are facing at the moment. It's all part of our aim to meet your needs.

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