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Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

Foodservice focus: Yum!, McDonald's, Carl's Jr

Taco Bell's bid to bring value to breakfast in the US, the potential roll-out of McDonald's all-day breakfast to other markets and the retur...

Latest Interviews

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. 


What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 

Latest News

Russia may renew food embargo again 29 May 16

Keith Nuthall

Russia's agriculture ministry is drafting a decree that will extend the country’s ban on imports of a wide range of food imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway until 31 December 2017.


Total Produce tightens earnings forecast 25 May 16

Dean Best

Total Produce, the Ireland-based fruit and vegetables supplier, today (25 May) revised its forecast for annual underlying earnings per share.


Future Group to "fuel growth" in FMCG 23 May 16

Katy Askew

Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd, an FMCG division of Indian conglomerate Future Group, has secured a US$20m investment from the International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank. 


US food labels to include "added sugars" info 23 May 16

Dean Best

Labels on food sold in the US will include information showing how much sugar has been added by manufacturers.


Zespri to open California office to drive growth 23 May 16

Dean Best

Zespri, the kiwifruit supplier, is to open an office in California in a bid to fuel its growth in North America.


Rhodes sees H1 sales, earnings jump  23 May 16

Katy Askew

Rhodes Food Group, the South African condiments-to-canned pineapple group, has booked a jump in first-half earnings, boosted by higher sales. 

Latest blogs

Now Wal-Mart puts eggs in cage-free basket 7 Apr 16

Dean Best

When McDonald's announced last September it would switch to using only cage-free eggs in its US and Canadian stores, the pledge from the fast-food giant was seen as a tipping point for the issue in North America. This week came another notable move on cage-free eggs but this time in the retail sector.


What does McDonald's think about sugar taxes? 22 Mar 16

Dean Best

In the UK food and drinks sector, there is one story on everybody’s lips – the country’s decision to tax sugar. And, during the first day of the Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference in London yesterday, McDonald’s was asked for its thoughts.

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