Confectionery, Snacks: Latest news and analysis articles
There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...
Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...
Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...
Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...
The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.
While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.
This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.
Hershey has hit LBB Imports with a lawsuit, accusing the US importer of infringing its trademarks.
Olam International has booked a jump in full-year earnings, which were boosted by margin expansion and one-time gains.
Candyking has booked a drop in operating profit - despite sales growth - as currency exchange pushed up the cost of goods sold at the Swedish confectioner.
The US government has announced plans to put duties on sugar imports from Mexico, claiming the shipments are subsidised by the Mexican government.
Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical has struck a deal to buy Brazilian health food group Jasmine Alimentos.
UK health leaders have called for an "emergency task force" to tackle the childhood obesity crisis in the country as, for the first time, they are faced with a generation of patients "who may predecease their parents".
ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.
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