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How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push

Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic foo...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top tweets

Nothing gives you the experience of being on the ground at a trade show - without actually being on the ground - as well as social media. Th...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview: Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


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.

Latest News

General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.


Negative FX and charges hit Bonduelle FY profits 30 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Exchange rate volatility and a one-off charge has weighed heavy on Bonduelle's bottom line, with the French vegetable processor reporting a 70.7% fall in annual profits.


Rhodes Food Group IPO raises ZAR1.22bn 29 Sep 14

Dean Best

South African food company Rhodes Food Group Holdings has raised ZAR1.22bn (US$108.4m) through its planned IPO.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.


Iglo hails market share gains despite flat sales 26 Sep 14

Katy Askew

European frozen food manufacturer Iglo Group today (26 September) reported stagnant second-quarter sales but said it had seen market share gains in seven out of the 12 markets in which it operates.


Kerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK 26 Sep 14

Dean Best

Kerry Group is to launch frozen Paxo and Sharwood's products in the UK through a tie-up with the brands' owner, Premier Foods.

Latest blogs

How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.


International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.

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