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Hershey results, outlook, M&A - the top takeaways

Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

Winning over millennial candy consumers - analysis

Confectionery is a mature, slow-growth category in much of western Europe but manufacturers could eke out opportunities for expansion by har...

Can rivalry limit co-operation on sustainability?

Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to supp...

Latest Interviews

How Campbell's Plum plans to tap infant formula 14 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 


Danone's Happy Family expansion drive - interview 8 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Danone-owned organic baby food business Happy Family is expanding its range with the launch of products it believes will drive category growth. Happy Family is also using its technological know-how to trail-blaze into uncharted territory for the business. Katy Askew spoke to new business development director Regina Fechter to learn more. 

Latest News

Grupo Bimbo launches Entenmann's Snackin' Bites 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Grupo Bimbo has launched mini snack bars for children under its Entenmann's brand in the US.


ABF takes Patak's into frozen ready meals category 28 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Associated British Foods has taken its Indian spice brand, Patak's, into the frozen ready meal market.


Plenish launches cashew-based dairy-free drink 26 Apr 16

Ben Cooper

UK juice specialist Plenish is launching a non-dairy beverage made from cashews which will be branded as Plenish Organic Cashew M*lk.


Arla Foods launches Lurpak Spreadable Infusions 25 Apr 16

Ben Cooper

Arla Foods has launched Lurpak Spreadable Infusions, a range of flavoured spreadables under the Lurpak brand, in the UK.


Yashili launches infant formula brand in NZ 22 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Chinese infant formula group Yashili International Holdings has announced plans to launch its Super a-Golden Stage infant formula in the New Zealand market. 


PepsiCo taps into supergrains with Quaker products 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has announced its foray into the supergrains category with the launch of two new breakfast products.

Latest blogs

Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference starts today 21 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.


Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.

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