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Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...

Column: UK Brexit plan leaves hard road ahead

The UK government has now provided a clearer idea of its objectives for the Brexit negotiations. Ben Cooper looks at where Theresa May’s "12...

Latest Interviews

Quorn CEO sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

Dean Best

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.


Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Latest News

Kraft Heinz pursuing Unilever in takeover move 17 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz has indicated it is still working towards a merger with Unilever after revealing today (17 February) the European consumer goods giant had turned down an initial approach. 


General Mills issues profit warning  17 Feb 17

Katy Askew

General Mills has cut its full-year sales and earnings outlook for the 12 months to end-May. 


Kraft Heinz returns to organic growth, ups margins 16 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz continued to grow its margins in 2016 and returned to positive organic top-line growth, even as it booked lower sales.


French agency questions nutrition labels 16 Feb 17

Stuart Todd

French state food safety agency ANSES has questioned the effectiveness of four sets of nutrition labels tested in the country.


Nestle plans restructuring as 2016 profit misses 16 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Nestle has indicated it expects a jump in restructuring charges during 2017 as it booked net earnings that failed to meet analyst expectations this morning (16 February). 


Quotes of week: Nestle, Mondelez, Danone 16 Feb 17

Dean Best

Nestle's new CEO, Mark Schneider, this week set out his plans for the world's largest food maker. Elsewhere, Mondelez International announced plans to end manufacturing in New Zealand. And Germany set out a move to invest in organic farming.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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