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UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.


Interview: Camelicious on potential for camel milk 1 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Camel milk - a staple food in the Middle East that dates back centuries - is gaining traction worldwide thanks to the touting of its many health properties. In an interview with Hannah Abdulla, deputy general manager of Dubai-based Emirates Industry of Camel Milk Products, Mutasher al Badry, speaks about the potential of the sector and his hopes of camel milk replacing other milk options.

Latest News

DMK to shut two ice cream plants 22 May 15

Katy Askew

DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.


Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce 22 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.


Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez 22 May 15

Dean Best

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.


Food industry quotes of week: Arla, Premier Foods 22 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.


Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet stands down 19 May 15

Katy Askew

Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet is standing down from his post and will be replaced by UK and Ireland executive vice president Graeme Pitkethly, the company revealed today (19 May).


Blue Bell Creameries cuts jobs 18 May 15

Katy Askew

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has come to the "agonising decision" to lay off 37% of its workforce – around 1,400 employees – as it works to resume production in the wake of a massive listeria recall.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Unilever claims sales boost from sustainability 5 May 15

Dean Best

Unilever today (5 May) published news on the progress it is making on its ten-year programme to double in size while reducing its impact on the environment - and claimed its efforts were becoming an engine behind its sales.

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