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Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

Nestle Q1 sales - what the analysts say

Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...

Can rivalry limit co-operation on sustainability?

Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to supp...

The five pillars to e-commerce success for CPGs

To win online, packaged food manufacturers must put in place specific strategies to suit the channel. Keith Anderson, vice president of stra...

Latest Interviews

What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 


Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.

Latest News

News of the week - Mondelez, Hershey, MG 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International announced another set of disposals in Europe, this time of its biscuit brands, Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala to Fazer Group. The snacks giant also had its first quarter numbers out this week as did Hershey which, alongside its own numbers, announced the acquisition of US firm Ripple Brand Collective, the owner of the BarkThins brand. In executive news this week, Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou and CFO Brad Hingle announced their departures and Mondelez's Mark Clouse joined Pinnacle Foods as CEO.


Nestle, R&R Ice Cream finalise joint venture plans 27 Apr 16

Dean Best

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream today (27 April) announced the formation of Froneri, an ice cream joint venture operating in over 20 countries.


Nestle "simplifying" ice cream ingredients in US  20 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Nestle is "simplifying" the ingredients used in six of its ice cream brands in the US.


Food Union acquires Romania's Alpin57Lux 20 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Latvian dairy manufacturer Food Union has announced the acquisition of Romanian ice cream maker Alpin57Lux.


Pakistan's Engro Foods Q1 sales down, profits up 20 Apr 16

Dean Best

Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company, has reported higher first-quarter profits, although sales came in lower year-on-year.


News of week - Premier, Mars, Raisio 15 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. this week walked away from the negotiating table, ending its interest in UK group Premier Foods plc. Raisio, the Finnish food maker, after feeling the pressure in the UK breakfast cereal sector, handed the licence to Honey Monster and Good Grain to local firm Brecks. And Mars surprised the sector by revealing it would advise consumers to only meet some of its food occasionally as part of a series of health-focused initiatives.

Latest blogs

Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference starts today 21 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.


Unilever reaches settlement in India "toxic waste" case 10 Mar 16

Hannah Abdulla

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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