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Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

Britannia's e-cookie: why peers won't follow suit

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail s...

Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

Latest Interviews

"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.


Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Kraft, Thai Union 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

US food giant Kraft Foods Group this week announced its chairman would also take on the role of CEO - and he promptly said the company would reassess its business to "stay ahead" of the "rapid change" within the industry.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


2014 review: the most-read briefing articles 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

just-food's management briefings see the team provide an in-depth look at a key issue or market affecting our readers in the industry. This year, the briefings included a deep dive into the confectionery sector, a spotlight on Vietnam and analysis of the development of the dairy industry in India.


Kellogg and Abraaj table fresh bids for Bisco Misr 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Kellogg and Abraaj Investment Management have tabled new offers for Egyptian snack firm Bisco Misr, with the US food giant again outbidding the private-equity firm.


General Mills earnings drop one-third 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

General Mills booked a steep decline in second-quarter earnings due to restructuring costs and lower sales.


ConAgra profits slide on private-label writedown 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods has reported a fall in second-quarter profits on the back of a writedown on its private-label business, with the US food group warning it will take longer than expected to see the unit's profits improve.

Latest blogs

Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 14

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


PepsiCo's Dewitos: A bridge too far? 11 Nov 14

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has continued to develop its strategy of trying to benefit from linking its Mountain Dew and Doritos brands. This time by combining the two. Literally.

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