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France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

How will Flowers Foods grow in speciality bread?

US baker Flowers Foods has typically increased sales by focusing on regional growth. During the group's investor day in New York this week,...

Top ten on-trend products at IFE 2015

UK trade expo IFE has become a key date for smaller, domestic companies looking to build distribution at home and further afield - and gives...

Where could pure-play Wessanen pounce?

After selling US drinks business American Beverage Corporation earlier this month, Dutch food group Wessanen has completed its plans to be a...

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

Wessanen enjoys strong volumes in Q1 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen today (24 April) reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, with the company's CEO Christophe Barnouin pointing to the company's volume performance.


Food industry news of week: Iglo, Blue Bell 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


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.


Which? urges action on "misleading" prices 21 Apr 15

Dean Best

UK consumer watchdog Which? has called on the country's competition regulator to investigate the "misleading" ways supermarkets price products.


Kagome acquires US group PBI 17 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Japan's Kagome Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Preferred Brands International, a US-based natural and ethnic food group.


Organic food sales in US up 11% in 2014 15 Apr 15

Dean Best

Sales of organic food in the US grew 11% in 2014, with dairy sales growing at their fastest rate for six years.

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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