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Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Column: Why snacking is the new meal

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...

UK exporters facing Brexit pragmatically - column

The UK has triggered Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, so formally firing the starting gun on its departure from the 28-memb...

Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Freedom Foods charting growth strategy 26 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldrop, to find out more. 


Interview: "Disruptive" snack brand Hippeas 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 

Latest News

PepsiCo affirms full-year target as Q1 hits mark 26 Apr 17

Katy Askew

PepsiCo reaffirmed its guidance for full-year earnings today (26 April) as the US snack and cereal maker delivered first-quarter profits slightly ahead of market expectations. 


Hershey profit hit by one-time charges 26 Apr 17

Katy Askew

Hershey has booked a drop in first-quarter profits due to higher asset impairment charges and "business realignment" costs. 


Premier Foods launches free-from Mr Kipling cakes 26 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Premier Foods is launching a line of wheat- and gluten-free cakes under its Mr Kipling brand in the UK, in a bid to eat into the growing free-from market.


J&J Snacks revenue lifted by Hill & Valley deal 26 Apr 17

Katy Askew

J&J Snack Foods saw second-quarter sales lifted by the recently-acquired Hill & Valley cookie business but the contribution the brand made to profits during the period was "marginal". 


Glanbia sales up but pressure on sports nutrition 26 Apr 17

Dean Best

Ireland-based Glanbia today (26 April) reported higher first-quarter revenues, helped by growth from the company's ingredients business, amid falling volumes from its performance nutrition arm.


Nestle to cut UK confectionery jobs 25 Apr 17

Dean Best

Nestle today (25 April) announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs from its confectionery business in the UK.

Latest blogs

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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