Health & wellness: Latest news and analysis articles
Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more comp...
The US government has announced plans to cut the country's salt intake, a move some in campaign circles have been urging for nearly 40 years...
The use of antibiotics in the foodservice supply chain remained in the spotlight in April, with investors in the UK calling on operators to...
April saw Wal-Mart continue the expansion of its click-and-collect service in the US, while Kroger invested in a local retailer focused on n...
Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group.
US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.
The director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has slammed the UK government for failing to have a coherent plan in place in the event of a Brexit vote, following the first meeting of business leaders since the referendum.
General Mills lifted its cost-cutting and margin expansion targets today (29 June) on the back of guidance-beating full year earnings.
The onus on food companies to engage in reformulation and increase the availability of healthier food choices has never been greater, according to a new report from just-food.
This morning, the UK awoke to news it has voted to leave the EU, perhaps the most significant event in the country since the end of World War II. Political and economic commentators are trying to digest what it could mean for the country and for business but some initial thoughts on the potential impact on the food sector are coming in. Elsewhere, this week Kellogg became the latest US group to set up an investment vehicle to back up-and-coming food makers. Meanwhile, in Europe, there was criticism of France's origin label plans.
Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers owner Mondelez International has conceded it has "much more work to do" on its targets for lowering saturated fat and sodium in its products after revealing the progress it is making on a range of moves to make products healthier and more sustainable.
Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings today (23 June) reported a 43% rise in annual profits, with market share rising in its "core markets" and a boost from "favourable" raw material costs.
In the UK food and drinks sector, there is one story on everybody’s lips – the country’s decision to tax sugar. And, during the first day of the Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference in London yesterday, McDonald’s was asked for its thoughts.
Unilever has reached a deal that will see the company compensate 591 workers at a plant in India after a YouTube video last year alleging it of dumping toxic waste near the site went viral.
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