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Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

Comment: Paying the price for eating healthily

Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

Latest Interviews

SIAL French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US 19 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Quirky French food group Michel et Augustin is enjoying rapid growth at home and overseas with a portfolio ranging from biscuits to beverages. Backing from Artemis, the French investment fund with assets including the Chateau Latour vineyard, is enabling the company to expand further - and it is set to enter the US. Dean Best met Antoine Chauvel, the firm's export director, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to find out more about its plans.


Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.

Latest News

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 17 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny this week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Nestle organic sales fall on Asia, Europe 16 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.


B&G Foods appoints CFO Cantwell as new CEO 16 Oct 14

Dean Best

US food group B&G Foods has named CFO Bob Cantwell as its new president and CEO.


Competition auth. investigates six Spanish firms 16 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Disciplinary proceedings against six Spanish turron-making firms have begun on alleged anti-competitive practices.


Eti Gida buys Turkish ice cream brand Alaska Frigo 16 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Turkish baked goods and chocolate maker Eti Gida has acquired ice cream brand Alaska Frigo from local dairy firm Alaska Gida in a TRL13m (US$5.7m) deal.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Coventry residents ready to defend Godiva name 15 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Citizens of UK city Coventry are up in arms over chocolatier Godiva's claim it owns the Lady Godiva name.

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