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On the money: Pricing, promos pinch Kraft results

Kraft Foods Group's moves to up prices on certain products - and a step-up in its promotional activity in other areas - combined to put pres...

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...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

Why whole sector should take heed of meat scrutiny

The meat supply chain is in the spotlight this week, with allegations in the UK and China of poor and potentially unsafe practices at firms...

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Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.


just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Latest News

Profitability focus paying off, says Brazil's BRF 1 Aug 14

Dean Best

Brazilian food group BRF has said it is reaping the rewards of a focus on more profitable products and markets after reporting an increase in half-year earnings.


US changes poultry inspection rules 1 Aug 14

Dean Best

The US government has introduced voluntary reforms to inspections of poultry facilities in the country, although both industry and consumer groups voiced criticisms of the new rules.


French firm Fleury Michon lowers FY sales forecast 1 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

French charcuterie and prepared meals manufacturer Fleury Michon has lowered its forecast for annual sales after it reported a fall in revenue for the first half of the year.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 1 Aug 14

Dean Best

Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group this week demonstrated the challenge of doing business in the US grocery sector with half-year results that missed Wall Street forecasts. The US also looks set to see more retail consolidation after Dollar Tree's move for discount rival Family Dollar Stores. Meanwhile, in India, ITC set out an ambition to be the top FMCG player in the country by 2030.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Tyson sold its Brazilian and Mexican operations to JBS in the deal of the week and Kellogg was forced to let staff back in at its Memphis plant after a nine-month lockout. Here is the week in quotes.


Cargill closes US beef processing plant 31 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Tight cattle supplies have seen Cargill announce it is to close its Milwaukee beef processing plant with approximately 600 jobs at risk.

Latest blogs

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?


Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.

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