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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...

Analysis: Supply chain focus is four-letter word

Among all the sustainability issues food companies are addressing, agricultural supply chains are month by month becoming an ever more predo...

Focus: The Amazonian takeover

Amazon's consumer packaged goods (CPG) opportunity is valued at at least US$222bn annually in the US according to analysts at Sanford C Bern...

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

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Research: functional foods; bakery in UK 18 Jul 14

just-food Research Team

This week's featured reports from the just-food store includes research into the development of the functional foods sector, forecasts for the UK bakery industry and a briefing on the Middle East.


ConAgra buys Chinese potato firm TaiMei 14 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

US food manufacturer ConAgra Foods has announced the acquisition of Chinese potato processor TaiMei in a US$93m deal.


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

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever announced the sale of Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital. Abbott and Fonterra announced a partnership to create a dairy farm hub in China and Marfrig revealed plans to investment of GBP170m into Moy Park. We also looked at why firms are queueing up to invest in Egypt and looked at the global growth of the halal food sector. Here is the week in quotes.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 14 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Two key themes were once again in evidence on our pages this week: the importance of securing the supply chain in a world where commodities are becoming more hotly contested and the task of leveraging areas of growth in developed and developing markets.


Whitby Seafood invests GBP1m in subsidiary 11 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based seafood processor Whitby Seafood has announced a GBP1m investment into subsidiary Kilkeel Seafoods to drive expansion plans.

Latest blogs

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.


Australian growers slam Woolworths 13 Jun 14

Katy Askew

Australia's fruit and vegetable industry is struggling to keep its collective head above water as it is squeezed by competition from cheap imports and pricing pressure in the deflationary environment of the Australia's grocery market.

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