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What the analysts say: Nestle H1 cheers market

Shares in Nestle closed up today (7 August) after the world's largest food maker reported underlying sales that beat analyst expectations. N...

Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

Research: the new strategies for convenience food 21 Aug 14

just-food Research Team

Demand for convenience food is on the rise thanks to a range of changes to consumer lifestyles. How can your business react? This week's featured research includes analysis from Canadean on how to devise new strategies for the convenience food market.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

Five months ago, Chiquita Brands International announced plans to merge with fellow banana supplier Fyffes. The deal was set to close by the end of the year. However, this week, an unsolicited takeover bid came in for Chiquita, which promptly rejected the offer. However, the suitors have indicated they may not go away easily. Elsewhere, our coverage of Russia's food embargo continued, we looked in-depth at the opportunities for growth in Japan in our latest management briefing and, in a new M&A column, we suggested Raisio sell up to private equity.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 18 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Chiquita Brands International was in the limelight as it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of two popcorn factories in Ohio, and Campbell Soup Co.'s Plum Baby business announced its exit from the UK. just-food's management briefing series took a trip to Japan to see how food companies can succeed in a low-growth market.


Four dairy plants to meet demand in India's Odisha 14 Aug 14

Raghavendra Verma

Milk producers in the Indian state of Odisha aim to double their production in the next five years, setting up four plants to cover local demand.


Kerry launches yoghurt lolly in UK 11 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Ireland-based food manufacturer Kerry Group has announced the launch of yoghurt lolly in the UK.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 11 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Russia dominated the headlines after President Vladimir Putin announced a ban on agri-food imports from the EU, US, Australia, Norway and Canada in retaliation for the sanctions that have been imposed on it. Arla Foods, for one, is making job cuts to adjust operations in the wake of the ban. Elsewhere Weetabix announced redundancies following a five-month consultation process and Associated British Foods announced it would be closing a plant in London. Kellogg was silent on rumours it was mulling a purchase of United Biscuits. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly".


Carlyle snaps up FMCG agency Acosta - but was the deal worth it? 30 Jul 14

Dean Best

Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?

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