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How could a TTIP affect the food industry?

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a s...

Foodservice focus - Brakes, Chipotle, Smashburger

February saw US foodservice giant Sysco move for European player Brakes, Chipotle seek to restore consumer confidence in the business and Sm...

Foodservice focus - Chipotle rocked, Yum! in China

December saw the scrutiny on Chipotle Mexican Grill intensify as the under-pressure US fast-casual chain battled to restore its reputation a...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 29 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

Mars and Alibaba launch strategic partnership 29 Jun 16

John Shepherd

Mars Incorporated, one of the world's largest food manufacturers, today (29 June) announced a "global strategic business partnership" with China-based online and mobile commerce firm the Alibaba Group.


Brexit – US confirms commitment to TTIP with EU 27 Jun 16

Keith Nuthall

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said the US still values the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the EU, despite the UK referendum vote to leave the bloc.


Bi-partisan Senate bill backs US GMO standard 24 Jun 16

John Shepherd

A US Senate committee has agreed a bi-partisan bill for a proposed national standard on the mandatory disclosure of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients – commonly known as GMOs – in most foods.


Quotes of week - Brexit and M&A, Kellogg's fund 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

This morning, the UK awoke to news it has voted to leave the EU, perhaps the most significant event in the country since the end of World War II. Political and economic commentators are trying to digest what it could mean for the country and for business but some initial thoughts on the potential impact on the food sector are coming in. Elsewhere, this week Kellogg became the latest US group to set up an investment vehicle to back up-and-coming food makers. Meanwhile, in Europe, there was criticism of France's origin label plans.


Industry backs EU call for "healthier food" plans 20 Jun 16

John Shepherd

The EU's food and drink industry association, FoodDrinkEurope (FDE), has welcomed a call by EU health ministers for member states to draw up national blueprints to improve the composition of food by the end of 2017.


Quotes of week - TTIP and food, AmazonFresh in UK 17 Jun 16

Dean Best

Belgium this week announced plans to lower the country's calorie intake, the latest nation to announce a plan devised by government and industry. In the US, Hostess Brands LLC made its fits acquisition since the business was formed from the rump of the old Hostess Brands. We ran part two of our interview with Tyrrells CEO David Milner and, on our analysis pages, published a deep-dive into what the possible Translatic Trade and Investment Partnership could mean for the food sector, while e-commerce consultants Profitero explained what the launch of AmazonFresh in the UK could mean for food manufacturers.

Latest blogs

General Mills linked to US E. coli outbreak 2 Jun 16

Dean Best

Flour produced by the US food giant at a plant in Missouri is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that made people ill across 20 states, food safety officials have announced.


Mars undertakes huge recall after latest plastic-in-snacks incident 23 Feb 16

Dean Best

Mars Inc has grabbed mainstream headlines around the world today (23 February) after announcing a recall of chocolate products from over 50 markets after plastic was found in one product. It is comes just months after the US food giant pulled batches in the UK over fears of plastic could be found in products.

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