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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

Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.


News of the week – Ferrero & Thorntons 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.


Unilever, Nestle commit to half food waste by 2025 25 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum has announced its commitment to tackle global food waste, agreeing to halve food waste by 2025.


Animal welfare label launched in UK 24 Jun 15

Katy Askew

A new ethical food label, “RSPCA Assured”, is being launched by the animal welfare group in the UK.


Food industry news of week: Hershey, Nestle 19 Jun 15

Dean Best

China continues to be an issue for Hershey, which today (19 June) cut its forecast for 2015 sales for the second time this year thanks to challenges in the market. Meanwhile, around 300 jobs are to go at the US confectionery giant as it tries to react quicker to changing market trends. Nestle, which has had its own issues in China, this week also indicated growth in parts of Africa had not been as rapid as it had hoped.


Food industry quotes of week: Hershey, Nutella 19 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey today (19 June) announced plans to cut 300 jobs as part of fresh efforts to improve productivity and make the company "more flexible". It also cut its 2015 sales forecast for the second time this year - and its earnings guidance for the first time - amid continued challenges in China. Elsewhere this week, we kicked off our latest management briefing, which look at the sustainability of agricultural supply chains. And Ferrero found itself under fire from a French government minister, who claimed the way the company sourced ingredients for Nutella was hurting the environment.

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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