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Shopper trends: World Cup - victory for retailers?

Now that the football World Cup has come and gone, Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, examines whether it provided a much-need...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Focus: Progress but Campbell faces questions

Campbell Soup Co., the US-based food group, is a business that has, in recent years, attempted to reshape its portfolio more towards faster-...

Latest Interviews

Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department


The just-food interview: Premier Foods CEO Darby 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc is emerging from the long shadow of its debt burden with a new refinancing package and a clear mandate to grow its categories and brands. But, in the tough UK operating environment, growth is proving hard to come by. Premier CEO Gavin Darby speaks to just-food about balancing the need to invest in Premier's stable of well-known brands - as well as some of the more neglected areas of its business - while also managing a fragile balance sheet.

Latest News

Kellogg to close US snack plant 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has announced it is to cease production at a snacks facility in the US - a move which sees 325 jobs at risk.


Industry dismisses Brussels' 'sin' tax claims 29 Jul 14

Alan Osborn

The EU trade association for the bloc's food and drink industries, FoodDrinkEurope, has shrugged off Brussels' claims sin taxes do reduce consumption of products high in salt, sugar and fat.


Greencore sales up amid "buoyant" food-to-go 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Greencore has said it is confident it can deliver annual earnings in line with market expectations after posting higher sales for the third quarter of its financial year.


Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


Restructuring hits profits at Croatia's Podravka 29 Jul 14

Dean Best

Moves from Croatia-based consumer goods group Podravka to restructure its food business have weighed on half-year profits.


Sales, profits up at J&J Snack Foods 29 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Strong sales growth has lifted J&J Snack Foods' bottom line with the US firm posting a 13% increase in net profit for the first nine months of its financial year.

Latest blogs

Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo? 17 Jul 14

Dean Best

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.


Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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