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What Grexit could mean for the food industry

This Sunday, Greece will decide whether to accept a proposal from its creditors following the breakdown of negotiations over its EU1.6bn deb...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers...

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...

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

Food industry quotes of week: McCormick, Valio 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Dr Schar launches gluten-free treats in Spain 2 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Dr Schar, the German gluten-free specialist, is launching two gluten-free sweet treats – choco cake and bisco panna – in Spain.


Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.


News of the week – Ferrero & Thorntons 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.


Nestle names Francois-Xavier Roger CFO 23 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has announced the appointment of Francois-Xavier Roger to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer.


Food industry news of week: Hershey, Nestle 19 Jun 15

Dean Best

China continues to be an issue for Hershey, which today (19 June) cut its forecast for 2015 sales for the second time this year thanks to challenges in the market. Meanwhile, around 300 jobs are to go at the US confectionery giant as it tries to react quicker to changing market trends. Nestle, which has had its own issues in China, this week also indicated growth in parts of Africa had not been as rapid as it had hoped.

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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