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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...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Comment: US legacy brands still have pulling power

Up-and-coming categories and companies are increasingly setting the pace in the US food sector. Demand for natural, healthy, fresh and susta...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Latest Interviews

"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.


SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.

Latest News

Amy's drawn into organic spinach recall 24 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Amy's Kitchen has become the latest US food manufacturer to issue a recall over concerns organic spinach used in the production of its frozen meals could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.


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.


Fonterra eyes increased organic milk supply 18 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Fonterra is expanding its organic dairy business by developing its organic milk supply in response to growing demand.


General Mills reports 9M profit, sales fall 18 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills today (18 March) posted lower nine-month sales and profits amid signs the US group's domestic business remains under pressure.


Back to the Roots organic breakfast, snacking NPD 18 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Back to the Roots is introducing two organic breakfast ranges and a snack product to the US market.

Latest blogs

WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.

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