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The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

E-commerce battleground for formula in China

E-commerce has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come un...

Nestle's 2014 results: 10 Things to Learn

Nestle reported full-year results that were broadly in-line with expectations, along with a slight beat on margin, this morning (19 February...

Comment: Prepare for emerging market e-commerce

Consumer goods conglomerate Hindustan Unilever is changing the operating model of its business-to-consumer direct sales arm in India, Hindus...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.


The bitesize interview - The Kids Food Co. 16 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry quotes of week: Wrigley, Mondelez 10 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Wrigley confirmed it is building a new gum plant in Kenya to help expand in a number of African markets. US confectioner BBX Sweet Holdings announced the acquisition of local peer Kencraft Candy, while FrieslandCampina revealed plans to close its cheese packing plant in Lochem. We also interviewed the general manager of Al-Rawabi, Dr Ahmed El Tigani, who told us about the UAE dairy company's recent move into functional dairy. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry quotes of week: Aryzta, Mondelez 2 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.


Food industry quotes of week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra 27 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.


Food industry news of week: Nestle, Danone 20 Mar 15

Katy Askew

We attended the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week, bringing you strategic updates from the likes of Nestle, Danone and Glanbia. Elsewhere, General Mills reported further pressure on sales and earnings and we profiled the growing importance of e-commerce to baby food makers in China.


Food industry quotes of week: Nestle, Premier 20 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


Ocado shines but manufacturers see problems with shift to online 3 Feb 15

Dean Best

Fifteen years after starting out, UK pure-play online grocer Ocado today (3 February) announced its first annual profit - and claimed the trend towards online shopping was continuing. Manufacturers are taking note and diverting more resources to the channel but are encountering challenges.

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