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How to meet changing demand in US foodservice

In a guest column, David Henkes, vice president at foodservice analysts Technomic, outlines how operators are responding to changing consume...

It's tough but industry needs to act on water

California is, in its own words, "facing one of the most severe droughts on record" and food and beverage companies are under scrutiny. The...

Top ten on-trend products at IFE 2015

UK trade expo IFE has become a key date for smaller, domestic companies looking to build distribution at home and further afield - and gives...

Briefing: 11 menu trends shaping US foodservice

With foodservice sales increasing their share of total food expenditure in the US, just-food's latest management briefing examines how manuf...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

How Mars aims to support farmers with new fund 19 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.

Latest News

PepsiCo, Cargill back US climate pledge 28 Jul 15

Dean Best

PepsiCo and Cargill are among 13 US companies to issue pledges on climate change as part of a wider commitment drawn up by the US government.

Sainsbury's launches kids frozen meal range 28 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK supermarket Sainsbury's has introduced a new frozen kids meal range under the Kiddyum brand.

Smithfield Foods extends sustainability targets 16 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Smithfield Foods has extended a number of sustainability targets to build on previous objectives set in 2010 in areas such as animal care and environmental impact.

Karro secures US deal to supply pork to Chipotle 15 Jul 15

Dean Best

UK-based meat processor Karro Food Group has struck a deal to supply pork to the domestic outlets of US fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle.

Food industry quotes of week - PepsiCo, Hostess 10 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

General Mills targets cage-free eggs in US 8 Jul 15

Katy Askew

General Mills has said that it will work towards the goal of switching its US egg supply to cage-free eggs.

Latest blogs

How more company sustainability agendas are taking in supply chains 17 Jun 15

Ben Cooper

The sustainability reports and announcements of major food companies are increasingly reflect the greater attention being paid to environmental and social impacts in their supply chains, whereas initially the primary focus tended to be on areas under their direct control or "within their four walls".

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.

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