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On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range

Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top tweets

Nothing gives you the experience of being on the ground at a trade show - without actually being on the ground - as well as social media. Th...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.


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.

Latest News

ConAgra, Skinnygirl launch low-cal popcorn 30 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has teamed up with health and wellness foods producer, Skinnygirl, for the US launch of a low-calorie popcorn line.


PepsiCo eyes Middle East growth with R&D centre 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has opened a food and beverage R&D facility in Dubai.


Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale" 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has formed a "business excellence" unit as the world's largest food manufacturer looks to benefit from its scale.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 29 Sep 14

Dean Best

Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.


Biscuit maker Jiashili lists in Hong Kong 26 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese biscuit firm Jiashili has listed on the Hong Kong stock market.

Latest blogs

How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.


International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.

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