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Nomad's post-Iglo opportunities

Nomad Holdings, the recently-established, UK-listed company set up by FMCG veterans Martin Franklin and Noam Gottesman to buy consumer goods...

Comment: Nestle reacts to world of 3G and Buffett

Nestle must adapt to emerging consumption trends and consolidation in the food sector with an “acceleration” of its portfolio adjustment eff...

France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

Latest Interviews

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.


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

Latest News

McCain Foods to close US plant 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.


Food industry news of week: Iglo, Blue Bell 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


IRI Product Pacesetters 2014: the top 10 23 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kraft Foods Lunchables Uploaded has topped IRI's poll of the top NPD launches in the US during 2014.


Podravka to buy control of Slovenia's Zito 21 Apr 15

Dean Best

Croatia-based food group Podravka has struck a deal to buy over 51% of Slovenian confectionery-to-pasta firm Zito for EUR33m.


Which? urges action on "misleading" prices 21 Apr 15

Dean Best

UK consumer watchdog Which? has called on the country's competition regulator to investigate the "misleading" ways supermarkets price products.

Latest blogs

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.


Thai tuna scare puts Australian food safety back in spotlight 11 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Food safety in Australia has rapidly become a politicised issue after two recent scares – involving berries packaged in China and, most recently, tuna canned in Thailand – have brought the safety of food produced overseas into question.

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