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How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

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Latest Interviews

St Mamet CEO on French fruit firm's growth plans 16 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.


Interview: Germany's Body Attack plans for growth 11 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

As in many western markets, sports nutrition is one of the growing parts of the food market in Germany. John Shepherd talks to German company Body Attack, set up two decades ago as consumer interest started to take off and now a leading player in the field.

Latest News

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Competition authorities in Serbia have launched an inquiry into the retail market "focusing on the relationship between retailers and their suppliers" in non-specialised stores that deal mainly with food, beverages and tobacco.


Creta Farms inks Spanish deal in Europe push 28 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Greek food group Creta Farms has inked a deal to develop new food products in Spain – and signed licensing and supply agreements to enter Bulgaria and Romania for the first time.


Tayto Group secures "preliminary" China contract 15 Nov 16

John Shepherd

Northern Ireland-based snack maker Tayto Group has made its entry into the Chinese market having secured its first two orders of hand-fried crisps in the country.


Calbee UK plans new snacks range 2017 4 Nov 16

John Shepherd

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee has revealed plans for the launch of two snack food lines in 2017 as the unit enters its third year of operations.


Food market news of the week – Nestle, Mondelez 31 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week we heard that Yildiz Holding-owned chocolate and snack maker Pladis plans to step up investments to fuel growth thorugh initiatives like the launch of McVitie's biscuits into the US. This will no doubt be interesting news to the likes of Mondelez International, which itself booked higher earnings on improved  margins – but missed sales expectations. Meanwhile, just-food spoke to the head of Nestle's business in India to learn about how the company plans to deliver double-digit growth in the market. Here is the top news from just-food this week. 


Food market quotes – Nestle, Lamb Weston 31 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week on just-food we heard from the MD of Nestle's operations in India about how the company plans to drive double-digit growth in the country. The CEO of Pladis Cem Karakas explained how the company is increasing investment in its core markets and brands. Meanwhile, we covered Lamb Weston's ambitions to become the world's largest frozen potato company. Here is just-food's week in words. 

Latest blogs

UK food prices buck Brexit inflation fears 13 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Low food prices continue to hold back inflation rates in the UK as the supermarket price war continues in the face of rising import costs.


UK report examines "risks and challenges" to food system from climate change 18 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The impact on the global food system is one of "six key priority areas" highlighted in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report, which sets out "the most urgent risks and opportunities" arising for the UK.

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