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PepsiCo underlines the challenge on health

PepsiCo yesterday (22 April) reported a set of solid underlying first-quarter results. But it was away from the numbers that the US food and...

Hershey's long-term confidence on China

Confectionery giant Hershey saw sales in China come under pressure in the first quarter of 2015, a result of the government crackdown on gif...

France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.


just the answer: Up & Go UK CEO James McMaster 6 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Up & Go is the Sanitarium-owned breakfast drink brand that has revolutionised the breakfast category in Australia. Earlier this week it hit UK shelves after Life Health Foods UK, a joint venture between Sanitarium and Australian investment vehicle The Wingate Group, introduced it to the market. The company hopes that the move will help breath fresh life into a struggling sector. Katy Askew spoke to James McMaster, Up & Go UK CEO, to hear more about his hopes for the brand.

Latest News

Russia "likely to extend food embargo" 1 May 15

Katy Askew

Russia looks likely to extend its embargo on food from countries including the EU and US beyond the 7 August deadline.


Food industry results in brief: Lala, Pinnacle 1 May 15

Katy Askew

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimento owner Alpha and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.


Food industry news of the week 1 May 15

Katy Askew

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company that is facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up the regional unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Food industry quotes of the week; Gardein; MDLZ 1 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Mondelez reported its first quarter results and CEO Irene Rosenfeld said Oreo and Stride gum had performed well for the company in China. Elsewhere, ABF announced the launch of a high-protein bread in New Zealand. Yves Potein, founder of Garden Protein spoke to just-food's Dean Best about plans to increase production capacity. And Kerry Group said moves to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends were paying off. Here is the week in quotes.


Kerry benefits from snacking trends 30 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Kerry Group booked higher consumer food volumes in the first-quarter, thanks to efforts to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends and a stabilisation of market conditions in the UK and Ireland.


Dr Schar launches Chocolix in Spain 30 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Gluten-free foods manufacturer Dr Schar has launched a cookie and candy bar in Spain.

Latest blogs

PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal 14 Apr 15

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.


Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.

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