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England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

McDonald's, Starbucks, Elior: foodservice round-up

July saw McDonald's announce slowing sales growth in the US, hitting the fast-food operator's shares. US casual dining group Bloomin' Brands...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

Latest Interviews

Organto CEO sets out stall for Canada organic firm 10 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Organto Foods, a Canada-based fresh-cut organic produce specialist, has ambitious plans to develop its business into the world's leading organic produce brand. Katy Askew spoke to Peter Gianulis, president and CEO of the farm-to-fork produce group to find out how it intends to deliver.


How the Happy Egg Co. plans to grow in US 31 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 

Latest News

Total Produce books "very strong" H1 30 Aug 16

Dean Best

Total Produce, the Ireland-based fresh produce supplier, today (30 August) posted a "very strong" set of first-half results, with sales up 10% and earnings rising 6%.


Costa Group reports "outstanding" citrus showing 25 Aug 16

Katy Askew

An "outstanding" performance from its citrus business enabled Australian produce supplier Costa Group to book a-near 12% increase in full-year revenue. 


News of week - England obesity, India chocolate 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

The UK released its delayed plan to tackle child obesity in England, while India put forward changes to the rules over what goes into chocolate. On our M&A pages, we reported on another deal outside the Philippines for Universal Robina Corp. and investment in Nigerian biscuit firm Beloxxi. And Hain Celestial saw its shares tumble after admitting it needed to review its accounting practices.


Quotes of week - England obesity, Hain, Beloxxi 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

The UK government's "plan of action" to tackle child obesity in England grabbed the headlines this week - and managed to irk industry and campaigners. Russia said it was in talks with Turkey over ending Moscow's restrictions on imports from the country and Hain Celestial surprised the market with an admission of problems over the accounting of payments to distributors.


Russia mulls end to Turkey food import curbs 18 Aug 16

Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is considering lifting its restrictions on the imports of food and agricultural products from Turkey.


England childhood obesity strategy - live reaction 18 Aug 16

Dean Best

The long-awaited - and delayed - strategy to combat child obesity in England has been released by the UK's Department of Health today (18 August). The Government expressed "confidence" its measures would reduce the number of children who are obese. Industry criticised a voluntary target to reduce sugar and the reception from campaigning circles was mostly negative. Here's a flavour of the reaction.

Latest blogs

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.


Hain Celestial ends week with sign of optimism over Orchard House deal in UK 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

After starting the week with a surprise stock exchange announcement that hit its shares and called into questions its accounting practices, Hain Celestial could be set to receive a boost in the UK.

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