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Are consumers getting tired of consuming?

Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observatio...

Winning over millennial candy consumers - analysis

Confectionery is a mature, slow-growth category in much of western Europe but manufacturers could eke out opportunities for expansion by har...

Can rivalry limit co-operation on sustainability?

Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to supp...

Should obesity influence firms' growth plans?

United Biscuits, the UK's largest biscuit maker, has set out how it believes the sector in the country can grow sales by GBP500m by 2020. Af...

Latest Interviews

How the Happy Egg Co. plans to grow in US 31 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 


Interview: PepsiCo talks sustainability progress 2 Dec 2015

Ben Cooper

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

Latest News

Quotes of the week - Mondelez, Hershey, Nestle 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

This week Mondelez International and Hershey both reported first-quarter results. Nestle announced its ice cream joint venture with R&R Ice Cream and Murray Goulburn CEO MD Gary Helou stepped down from his position as the Australian dairy co-op once again lowered its forecast for full-year earnings.


Danone pledges transparency, simple ingredient use 27 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Danone's US arm has announced plans to simplify its ingredients list and follow sustainable agriculture practices.


Rembrandt Foods to open new cage-free egg facility 20 Apr 16

Katy Askew

US egg producer Rembrandt Foods has unveiled plans to build a fully dedicated cage-free egg production site in Lake Preston, South Dakota.  


Bumble Bee strikes supply deal for MSC tuna 15 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Bumble Bee Foods has reached a supply agreement with Pacifical, the marketing arm established by the eight countries who have signed up to the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, to source Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna. 


FrieslandCampina raises cash for sustainability 8 Apr 16

Katy Askew

European dairy group FrieslandCampina is funding "bold" action on sustainability by issuing new "green" promissory notes to fund moves to reduce its environment footprint worldwide.


Week's news - China "fake" formula, Premier latest 8 Apr 16

Dean Best

China again found itself the centre of fresh claims over the authenticity of infant formula this week, with arrests made over the alleged selling of fake products under brands owned by Abbott and Beingmate. Danone, meanwhile, announced plans to invest in its formula business in India. McCormick & Co. takeover target Premier Foods said it had had "constructive" talks with its US suitor and we ran an interview with the CMO of Enjoy Life Foods, the US free-from business owned by Mondelez International.

Latest blogs

Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales? 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.


Oxfam's report card for major food companies 19 Apr 16

Ben Cooper

In the sustainability arena, objective endorsement by a third party, particularly an NGO with credibility levels among consumers that even Unilever can only dream of, is an extremely valuable commodity.

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