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ConAgra suggests there is life in old brands yet

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-qua...

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

Child labour in cocoa on rise but some see headway

The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

Latest Interviews

Ballymaguire Foods outlines UK ready meal ambition 8 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

R&R Ice Cream CEO Najafi thinks global 9 Feb 2015

Dean Best

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.

Latest News

Future Group plans major push in food production 9 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Indian conglomerate Future Group is planning a major push in food manufacturing as part of its drive to increase sales to INR10trn (US$154.2bn) over the next six years. 

Food industry quotes of week - R&R, TPP, Unilever 9 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream confirmed that they are in joint venture talks, a tie up that could reshape the global ice cream sector. Meanwhile the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed - to mixed reactions from the food sector. Here are just-food's quotes of the week.

Wrap: Nestle/R&R; TPP deal; US dietary guidelines 9 Oct 15

Dean Best

Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.

Exec optimism on China but growth to slow: study 8 Oct 15

Helen Arnold

Multinational company bosses are bullish about their operations in China, and expect profitability to remain good, but predict the rate of business growth will continue to slow down as conditions become ever more challenging. 

The Bite Group sold from administration to Adelie 8 Oct 15

Richard Siddle

Irish food manufacturer and distributor The Bite Group has been taken out of administration by UK food business Adelie Foods Group, saving 100 jobs.

US dietary guidelines to ignore environment impact 8 Oct 15

Dean Best

US government officials have decided to not consider the impact of food products on the environment as they devise the latest iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Latest blogs

UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.

Ex-Nestle, Kraft execs join ConAgra board 9 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has appointed former senior executives at Nestle and Kraft to its board, just three weeks after activist investor Jana Partners took a 7% stake in the US food group.

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