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FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

Analysis: Market bets on higher Chiquita offer

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a takeover approach from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group in f...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Produce group BanaBay targets US growth 1 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Fresh produce grower and distributor BanaBay is eyeing "agressive" expansion in the US market, where it is rolling out its conventional, organic and Fairtrade offering of bananas, pineapples and plantains.


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

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Chiquita mulls lawsuit over NGO allegations 31 Aug 14

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International is considering whether to sue an NGO that has issued a lawsuit over the banana supplier's alleged false marketing claims.


Chiquita hit with banana marketing lawsuit 29 Aug 14

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International uses "unfair and deceptive" marketing for its bananas, an NGO that works on developing sustainable water systems has claimed in a lawsuit.


India's Mahindra coy on dairy sector entry talk 28 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group has refused to confirm or deny reports it is preparing to enter the country's dairy sector.


Jobs to go at Noble Foods after egg factory deal 28 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK egg supplier Noble Foods has confirmed jobs will go at one of its processing plants in the wake of its acquisition of two sites from local peer Manton.

Latest blogs

Brussels ready to move again to help Russia-hit EU producers 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Fresh produce growers in the EU have secured assistance from the European Commission in the wake of the Russian embargo and Brussels has indicated it would be prepared to step in again.


Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly".

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