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Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends

Unilever must respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...

What the analysts say: Unilever's mixed 2014

Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

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

Ajinomoto 9M profits up on overseas growth 30 Jan 15

Dean Best

Japanese food group Ajinomoto has reported an 8% increase in nine-month profits, helped by higher earnings from its overseas operations.


Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Sales mix, costs hits Lancaster Colony first-half 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Lancaster Colony reported lower first-half earnings as a deterioration in sales mix and higher costs offset top line gains at the pie-to-condiments maker.


Produce Investments sounds warning on profits 29 Jan 15

Dean Best

Produce Investments today (29 January) warned its annual pre-tax profits would be below market expectations after a spike in the potato supply hit prices.


Greencore expands UK, US sales 27 Jan 15

Dean Best

Greencore has booked a 4% increase in first quarter sales as the private label supplier eked out growth in the UK and reported a solid performance from its US business.


J&J earnings slide on costs 27 Jan 15

Dean Best

US food and drink group J&J Snack Foods has reported a fall in first quarter earnings.

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 14

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.

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