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FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

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.


Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

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.

Latest News

Mondelez eyes snacks categories in India 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International has indicated it wants to build its presence in snacks in India, with consumption rising as incomes grow.


Lindt's Ghirardelli arm settles lawsuit 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Lindt & Sprungli's US unit Ghirardelli has agreed to pay US$5.25m into a fund to settle claims brought against it in a class action lawsuit.


Gifting brand Cadbury Glow set for launch in India 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International is targeting Indian consumers who want to buy chocolate as a gift with the launch of Cadbury Glow.


Q1 profits up at Meiji despite sales dip 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has booked a 13% increase in first-quarter profits despite a decrease in sales.


ConAgra launches snack line for "health-conscious" 27 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has launched the Delight Bites snack treat range under its Life Choice brand.


Orkla eyes Baltic boost with NP Foods buy 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Norway's Orkla has said it is hoping to boost its presence in the Baltic states with the acquisition of Latvia-based food manufacturer NP Foods Group.

Latest blogs

Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.


Sandwich maker looks to capitalise on Nestle's Hot Pockets switch 22 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. In the US, Nestle is scrapping production of its Hot Pockets sandwiches at a plant in California plant, leaving 360 staff out in the cold. But a small local bakery is using the opportunity to announce it is expanding - and hiring.

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