Health & wellness: Latest news and analysis articles
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...
Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...
Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...
Kendal Nutricare is a UK manufacturer of infant formula that has just celebrated its first birthday. Formed last year after the acquisition of a Heinz plant in north-west England, Kendal Nutricare still packs for the now Kraft Heinz but is set to launch its first branded products. Dean Best spoke to Kendal Nutricare managing director Ross McMahon to find out more.
Ireland-based free-from foods maker BFree Foods, set up five years ago, is growing rapidly and expects that to continue this year, with plans to double its turnover in 2016. Demand for free-from products is rising but the sector, however, is becoming intensely competitive. Hannah Abdulla talks to BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy to find out how the company plans to continue to expand.
Labels on food sold in the US will include information showing how much sugar has been added by manufacturers.
This week's top stores included Hormel Foods' deal to buy US nut-butter business Justin's, Premier Foods' plans to make its products healthier and Vinamilk's decision to remove the cap on the shares foreign investors could own in Vietnam's largest dairy company.
Schwan Consumer Brands is targeting the better-for-you space with the launch of a new line of Freschetta pizza whose crust is made of preservative-free whole grains.
Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.
The US Food and Drug Administration has finalised guidance for the industry on the definition and labelling requirements for "medical foods".
The marketing of food topped this week's news. US snack bar maker Kind can again use the word 'healthy' on its products after the country's regulator reversed a decision it made last spring. The US Food and Drug Administration is to review the nutrient content claims food makers in the country can make. In the UK, proposals were launched to extend the rules on advertising unhealthy food on TV to other media, including online. Our M&A pages included news of US dairy group Dean Foods buying parts of the Friendly's Ice Cream business, while our sustainability pages featured Hershey's new pledge on sugar.
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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- How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's
- Colian hungry for international growth - interview
- The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview
- Why trust is key in US natural food sector
- Nestle sets new savings target
- US food labels to include "added sugars" info
- ConAgra focusing on core with Spicetec sale
- Premier takes control of powders JV Knighton
- Kraft Heinz to expand US plant