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Meal kits have carved out a niche in the US but, Victor Martino, just-food's new Stateside columnist, argues that is all they will hold in t...
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The demand for processed and packaged food is growing among India's young, often aspirational and fast-expanding population. Nestle is targeting double-digit annual growth in the country in the coming years. Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and MD of Nestle's operations in India, speaks to just-food about how the company intends to reach that goal, using innovation and an advanced digital strategy.
Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.
With the financial results for 2016 coming in, Mondelez International's latest numbers were a sign, some suggested, US companies could be too focused on growing margins. Elsewhere, Glanbia, the Irish dairy and sports nutrition group announced two acquisitions, Kellogg set out plans to change the way it distributes snacks in the US and we interviewed the CEO of French own-label supplier Agromousquetaires.
Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta is selling a selection of its products in China in its first foray into the online retail market in the country via Alibaba's Tmall platform.
French canned and frozen food group Bonduelle has launched a service enabling consumers in its domestic market to have the company's products delivered to their homes together with help in making the most of cooking.
The year's most-read news stories included speculation of 3G Capital's intentions to make more acquisitions in packaged food, Lactalis snapping Indian dairy Anik Industries and Hormel Foods buying US nut butter firm Justin's.
This year, just-food writers scrutinised a range of issues, with Tyson Foods' need to invest in plant protein (it eventually did), Unilever's Brexit price hike request likely presaging more (it did) and why the UK government's move to tackle child obesity in England being positive for industry among the topics in the spotlight.
The speculation over where 3G Capital could look next intensified this week with a report in Switzerland that said a bid was being prepared for Mondelez International. Our M&A pages carried news of notable deals signed in Canada and New Zealand, while our sustainability section ran the latest pledge from a clutch from the world's largest companies in the seafood sector. And, in France, food holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette was in the spotlight after it revealed an the preliminary conclusions of an audit into its finances.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.
Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.
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- Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings
- Will Kellogg's DSD exit help it grow in US snacks?
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Is Mondelez's margin target hurting sales?
- Nestle plans restructuring as 2016 profit misses
- Kraft Heinz pursuing Unilever in takeover move
- Kraft Heinz returns to organic growth, ups margins
- Danone eyes efficiency, agility with new structure
- General Mills issues profit warning