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UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

Kellogg positive but questions remain

There were some cautiously positive noises coming out of Kellogg yesterday (5 May) as the US food group announced its first-quarter results...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Gardein founder Yves Potvin 29 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Canada's Garden Protein International - the company behind the meat-free brand Gardein - has enjoyed rapid growth and is hoping for more of the same under the ownership of US giant Pinnacle Foods, which bought the business last year. Yves Potvin, the founder and president of the Vancouver-based firm, has stayed on with Pinnacle and he spoke to Dean Best about expansion, competition and the outlook for the meat alternatives category.


Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Latest News

Nestle launches Hot Pockets snacks in US 28 May 15

Dean Best

Nestle has moved to try to see its US frozen sandwich brand Hot Pockets to benefit from growing demand for snacks with the launch of a "bite-sized" products.


Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce 26 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.


Golden County Foods looks for takeover 20 May 15

Dean Best

US appetizer and snack maker Golden County Foods has filed for Chapter 11 as part of plans to sell the business.


Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet stands down 19 May 15

Katy Askew

Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet is standing down from his post and will be replaced by UK and Ireland executive vice president Graeme Pitkethly, the company revealed today (19 May).


Blue Bell Creameries cuts jobs 18 May 15

Katy Askew

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has come to the "agonising decision" to lay off 37% of its workforce – around 1,400 employees – as it works to resume production in the wake of a massive listeria recall.


USDA developing GMO-free verification scheme 18 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Country-of-origin calls in Australia shine light on habits 9 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

While there are calls in Australia for country-of-origin labelling after the Hepatitis A outbreak, linked to imported berries from China, there has, in the last year, been a small increase in the number of people likely to buy China-made food.

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