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Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Comment: Industry must rethink promo strategy

Across Europe, the level of promotions in grocery stores continued to increase in 2013 - but without boosting sales volumes. IRI's Tim Eales...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Efforts on obesity "not enough" 13 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

The UK government and food industry are making a concerted effort to tackle the mounting obesity crisis - but Professor David Haslam of the National Obesity Forum tells just-food more must be done by all stakeholders to reverse the tide of rising obesity levels.

Latest News

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 1 Aug 14

Dean Best

Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group this week demonstrated the challenge of doing business in the US grocery sector with half-year results that missed Wall Street forecasts. The US also looks set to see more retail consolidation after Dollar Tree's move for discount rival Family Dollar Stores. Meanwhile, in India, ITC set out an ambition to be the top FMCG player in the country by 2030.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Tyson sold its Brazilian and Mexican operations to JBS in the deal of the week and Kellogg was forced to let staff back in at its Memphis plant after a nine-month lockout. Here is the week in quotes.


Russia blocks Polish produce imports, mulls EU ban 31 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has slapped a temporary ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, claiming the products breach its standards.


Banana prices help drive Fresh Del Monte profits 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (29 July) posted increased half-year earnings, as higher selling prices for bananas in the second quarter helped its profits.


Staay marks expansion into Poland, Spain 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch fruit and vegetable supplier Staay Food Group has announced its expansion into Spain and Poland.


Cal-Maine, Hickman's Egg Ranch strike Arizona JV 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has formed a venture with Hickman's Egg Ranch to sell "specialty" eggs in Arizona.

Latest blogs

Carlyle snaps up FMCG agency Acosta - but was the deal worth it? 30 Jul 14

Dean Best

Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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