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Column: US food hesitant amid Trump's flying start

Donald Trump's first 11 days in the White House has seen a series of executive orders and, while some have provoked a storm of global headli...

Unilever's plan to grow in 2017: 6 things to learn

Unilever delivered sluggish sales but stronger-than-expected margins when it reported its full-year results today (26 January). The company'...

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

2017: food policy hotspots in the UK, EU and US

Following the seismic political shocks of 2016, the food sector has much to ponder as the new year gets underway. just-food contributing edi...

Latest Interviews

St Mamet CEO on French fruit firm's growth plans 16 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.


How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil 13 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.

Latest News

Tyson to make antibiotics-free push in US retail 22 Feb 17

Dean Best

Tyson Foods has announced all of its chicken products sold under its namesake brand in US retail stores will be made without the use of antibiotics.


Barilla to expand pasta sauces production plant 17 Feb 17

John Shepherd

Italian pasta group Barilla is to invest "in excess" of EUR50m (US$53.2m) in the expansion of its pasta sauces plant in Rubbiano, in Italy's Parma province.


Morrisons to increase local food sourcing 17 Feb 17

John Shepherd

UK food retailer Morrisons said today (17 February) it aims to recruit more than 200 new suppliers to support its "priority of sourcing more local food" and to reduce the distance that food travels from producer to store.


News of week - China reform, Glanbia, Mondelez 9 Feb 17

Dean Best

China this week set out plans to reform its agri-food sector, includiing working on food safety, the supply chain and expanding production. Elsewhere, Ireland's Glanbia snapped two nutrition-focused businesses and Mondelez International's 2016 results prompted questions about the effectiveness of margin targets.


China sets out plan to reform agri-food sector 8 Feb 17

Wang Fangqing

China has issued a five-year reform programme for the country's food and agriculture industry, with its goals including improving food safety, making supply chains more efficient and increasing the amount of land used for food production.


Portugal creates commission to tackle food waste 6 Feb 17

John Shepherd

Portugal has launched a national commission to combat food waste that will take what the government called "an integrated and multidisciplinary approach" to promoting activities aimed at cutting food waste in the corporate and public sectors.

Latest blogs

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

Dean Best

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.


Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability 5 Jan 17

Dean Best

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

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