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Analysis: Unilever's global ice cream push

Unilever is the world's largest ice cream maker but the FMCG giant is not resting on its laurels. Kevin Havelock, president of refreshments,...

On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Will Bonduelle swoop for Green Giant?

With General Mills apparently preparing to sell its Green Giant brand, Bonduelle is rumoured to be looking at a bid. The fit between Green G...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week - MDLZ, Nestle 31 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-half results and cited the benefits of pricing and productivity on its margins. In the UK, Young's Seafood announced a potential revised restructuring plan that could ease the impact on jobs at two plants. Nestle appointed a new MD for its under-fire India arm and just-food caught up with the CEO of Danone's US organic baby food unit, Happy Family, as it ventures into adult snacks.


Food industry news of week: Nestle India, ConAgra 31 Jul 15

Dean Best

Nestle this week a change of leadership at its embattled unit India, which has been under the spotlight in recent weeks over the nationwide Maggi recall. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods was reported to have started talks to sell its own-label unit, with Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods said to be interested. Our interview pages included chats with the founder of US organic baby food firm - and Danone subsidiary - Happy Family, Chinese bakery business Dongguan Kam Tai Foods and UK gluten-free company Mrs Crimble's.


Pinnacle Foods sees H1 sales and profits rise 30 Jul 15

Dean Best

US group Pinnacle Foods today (30 July) reported higher first-half sales and profits - and positively narrowed its forecast for annual earnings.


Russia "eyes national system for food quality" 30 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Russian government is reportedly looking at the development of a "national system" to oversee the quality and safety of food products.


Sainsbury's launches kids frozen meal range 28 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK supermarket Sainsbury's has introduced a new frozen kids meal range under the Kiddyum brand.


Nestle replaces India MD after Maggi scandal 27 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Nestle, still reeling from the controversy over its Maggi noodle recall in India, has named Suresh Narayanan as its new managing director in the country.

Latest blogs

UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.


UK food industry, government meet to "drive growth" 16 Jul 15

Dean Best

The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.

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