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How food companies involve staff in sustainability

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainab...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Campbell's annual results and outlook - takeaways

Campbell Soup Co.'s shares slid in the wake of the release of the US company's annual results, which included lower sales and earnings - but...

Mondelez, Burton's look ahead after Cadbury deal

Last month, after some speculation earlier in the summer, Mondelez International confirmed it was buying the licence to manufacture, market...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Mondelez eyes sweet success in China 22 Sep 2016

Dean Best

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.


Mars adapts to grow US candy sales - interview 6 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

The US food industry is facing some significant challenges, from rising concern over health and wellness, to the growing awareness among consumers of sourcing and supply chain issues and to new consumption patterns. Katy Askew spoke to Tracey Massey, president of Mars Inc's Mars Chocolate North America division, and Casey Keller, president of its Wrigley North America confectionery division, to find out how the company is responding. 

Latest News

Snyder's-Lance names Pease as new CFO 23 Sep 16

John Shepherd

US snack-maker Snyder's-Lance today (23 September) announced the appointment of Alexander Pease as executive VP and CFO with effect from 1 November.


Performance Food Group names Tom Ondrof CFO 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

Performance Food Group, the US-based foodservice supplier, has appointed former Compass Group veteran Tom Ondrof as its new CFO.


Quotes of the week - Chobani, Mondelez, Boparan 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK tycoon behind the 2 Sisters Food Group, this week added to his assets with the acquisition of embattled turkey processor Bernard Matthews. Elsewhere on our M&A pages, US group B&G Foods bought a clutch of local assets from Associated British Foods. Elsewhere in the US, Chobani revealed the first group of start-ups that will be assisted in the yogurt company's "food incubator". Meanwhile, we spoke to the president of Mondelez International's business about in China about the company's launch of European chocolate brand Milka.


News of week - Bernard Matthews, B&G, Real Good 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

The week's top stories included the acquisition of UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews by food tycoon Ranjit Boparan, B&G Foods' purchase of a clutch of US brands from Associated British Foods and New Zealand giving the green light to China's Bright Food investing in meat processor Silver Fern Farms. Elsewhere, over 100 US manufacturing and retail bodies wrote to the Obama administration to warn of the impact of the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.


WWF calls for more accountability on palm oil 22 Sep 16

John Shepherd

Food companies that fall short of commitments to supporting certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) production should be "called to account by their competitors and customers", the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) has said in a new report.


US food urges action on Hanjin Shipping crisis 21 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is among a coalition of 120 US organisations representing sectors including manufacturing and retail that has raised concerns with the US Commerce Department over the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.

Latest blogs

Hershey's unusual move to share sales data 20 Sep 16

Dean Best

Hershey made an unusual announcement today (20 September), sharing its own sales data for the last four weeks to assuage any possible investor concern over figures released by Nielsen.


Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.

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