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Latest Interviews

Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.


Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Hormel, FSA, Arla 29 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hormel Foods announced it was acquiring US natural and organic meat processor, Applegate Farms. In the UK, scrutiny over campylobacter continued with the Food Standards Agency revealed 73% of shop-bought chickens are contaminated with the food poisoning bug. Here is the week in quotes.


Mondelez faces challenge on sat fat goal 28 May 15

Dean Best

Mondelez International today (28 May) acknowledged challenges in its work to reduce saturated fat in its products and to lower the water and energy use in its manufacturing.


Wal-Mart acts on animal welfare, antibiotics 26 May 15

Katy Askew

Retail giant Wal-Mart is putting pressure on its suppliers to improve animal welfare standards and transparency in supply chains while also reducing the use of antibiotics in animal rearing.


Fairtrade sales in Germany jump in 2014 13 May 15

Dean Best

Sales of Fairtrade products increased by more than a quarter in Germany in 2014, industry figures have shown.


Food industry quotes of week: Dean Foods, Wessanen 11 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, Wessanen 11 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.

Latest blogs

France acts on food waste 26 May 15

Dean Best

French politicians have passed legislation that bans large stores from throwing away unsold food in a bid to tackle waste.


Unilever claims sales boost from sustainability 5 May 15

Dean Best

Unilever today (5 May) published news on the progress it is making on its ten-year programme to double in size while reducing its impact on the environment - and claimed its efforts were becoming an engine behind its sales.

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