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Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Why Post is increasing its exposure to cereal

Since it span off from Ralcorp Holdings three years ago, Post Holdings has followed an aggressive M&A strategy. Deal-making has focused on d...

How will Tesco's strategy affect suppliers?

Contained in Tesco's trading update yesterday (8 January) were some key strategic initiatives that will have a profound impact on the compan...

Shopper trends: Finding a path to growth in 2015

In such a price-focused environment, manufacturers will need to find innovative ways to grow in 2015. Data, IRI's Anne Lefranc argues, will...

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Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

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Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Campbell aligns structure with growth objectives 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. is reorganising its business into three divisions the US group says reflect its strategic growth priorities.


Capespan expands fruit packing capability 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

South Africa's Capespan has increased its fruit packing capacity through the acquisition of two assets: the Novo pack house and Theewaterskloof Estate.


Safra executive Darcilo Santos named Chiquita CFO 23 Jan 15

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International has named Darcilo Santos, an executive from Safra Group, the Brazilian investment firm that took the produce giant private last year, as its new CFO.


Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


Three bidders to start Zito due diligence 22 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Three companies bidding for Slovenian food producer Zito have been invited to perform due diligence, according to local newspaper Delo Daily.

Latest blogs

Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).


A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.

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