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Why "simple" and "real" will be industry buzzwords

If there's one thing the industry is sure of, it's that consumer demand for cleaner, simpler food is on the rise in the US. This was underli...

Nestle's 2014 results: 10 Things to Learn

Nestle reported full-year results that were broadly in-line with expectations, along with a slight beat on margin, this morning (19 February...

Nestle's 2014 results: what the analysts say

Nestle revealed today (19 February) that full-year earnings rose on one-time gains and improved margins. Net sales were down due to the impa...

CAGNY: General Mills craves better-for-you growth

Right-sizing and a continued acceleration to position itself as a "better-for-you" food maker are likely to feature heavily on General Mills...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream adjusts to UK challenges 11 Feb 2015

Dean Best

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.


just the answer: Up & Go UK CEO James McMaster 6 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Up & Go is the Sanitarium-owned breakfast drink brand that has revolutionised the breakfast category in Australia. Earlier this week it hit UK shelves after Life Health Foods UK, a joint venture between Sanitarium and Australian investment vehicle The Wingate Group, introduced it to the market. The company hopes that the move will help breath fresh life into a struggling sector. Katy Askew spoke to James McMaster, Up & Go UK CEO, to hear more about his hopes for the brand.

Latest News

Nestle slashes sugar in Fitness cereal 3 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has launched a low-sugar version of its Fitness cereal in Europe.


Diet brand Atkins seeking buyer - reports 2 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

The owner of low-carb diet brand Atkins Nutritionals is reportedly looking for a buyer for the company.


India's Naturo launches on-the-go fruit snack 2 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

India's Naturo Food & Fruit Products is launching a range of real fruit-based ready-to-eat health snacks.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


Australia plans country-of-origin labelling 26 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Australia is mulling the introduction of country-of-origin labelling following the hepatitis A outbreak which has affected 18 people across the country.


Inventure Foods posts FY profit rise 26 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

US snacks and frozen fruit maker Inventure Foods has reported a rise in full-year profits.

Latest blogs

WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.

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