Sustainability: Latest news and analysis articles
Nothing gives you the experience of being on the ground at a trade show - without actually being on the ground - as well as social media. Th...
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has joined with the Australian science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa...
An initiative launched under the auspices of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will see the government foster a major expansion of bioga...
Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...
WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.
European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.
This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.
Hershey has pushed back its target to use only "traceable and sustainably-sourced" palm oil by the end of this year.
Representatives from the political, business, finance and civil sphere came together in New York yesterday (23 September) at the UN's 2014 Climate Change Summit. Food corporations were among those signing up to pledges to tackle the growing problem of climate change. Here just-food provides a flavour of the promises our industry has made - and reaction to them.
French firm Yooji has launched the first baby food line certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.
In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.
Businesses from across the food industry pledged support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to put the brakes on destruction at the United Nations 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York yesterday (23 September).
The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?
- How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push
- Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility
- On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range
- Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges
- Focus: Does size matter for Thai Union Frozen?
- Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale"
- Kerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK
- Nestle sells baby food brands Alete, Milasan
- PepsiCo eyes Middle East growth with R&D centre
- Aryzta profits rise on M&A