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General Mills to invest in "growth businesses"

General Mills is the owner of US legacy food brands that have been hard hit by sweeping changes to consumption. The company, which has tried...

Brexit sparks uncertainty for UK food - comment

It is hard to predict just what Brexit will mean for food and drink regulations in the UK and for the country's trade arrangements with the...

Rabobank's early view on Brexit impact on food

Uncertainty is the watchword as the UK and the EU digest British voters plumping for Brexit in yesterday's (23 June) referendum. In an exclu...

New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 29 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

Hershey shares jump on reports of Mondelez bid 30 Jun 16

Katy Askew

Reports that Mondelez International has launched a takeover bid for Hershey sent shares in the US chocolate maker up by as much as 21% in morning trade in New York today (30 June). 


Brexit – UK government has 'no plan' - FDF 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

The director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has slammed the UK government for failing to have a coherent plan in place in the event of a Brexit vote, following the first meeting of business leaders since the referendum.


Dubai aims to be leading Middle Eastern food hub 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Dubai has ambitions to become the leading food distribution and production centre for the whole of the Middle East.


Brexit – Ireland calls for "coordinated approach" 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Ireland’s minister for agriculture, food and the marine today called for a coordinated approach following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.


Candyking targets Nordic growth, appoints new CEO 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Swedish confectionery supplier Candyking Holding has appointed a new CEO in an attempt to regain lost ground in the Nordic countries.


Nestle, Souq.com eye internet food sales in Egypt 29 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Nestle has become the first FMCG company to sell food and drink products in Egypt via the Arab world’s largest online retailer, Souq.com.

Latest blogs

The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

Dean Best

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).

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