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Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

Oxfam ratings on supply chain worker issues

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directl...

Are consumers getting tired of consuming?

Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observatio...

Winning over millennial candy consumers - analysis

Confectionery is a mature, slow-growth category in much of western Europe but manufacturers could eke out opportunities for expansion by har...

Latest Interviews

RTRS looks for systemic solutions to progress 26 May 2016

Ben Cooper

In its bid to transform Europe into a "100% responsible soy" market by 2020, the Round Table on Responsible Soy has enlisted the help of Swiss-based management consultants Malik. Ben Cooper spoke with Lieven Callewaert, the RTRS’s European representative, to find out more.


How the Happy Egg Co. plans to grow in US 31 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Noble Foods-owned The Happy Egg Co., a UK-based free-range egg supplier, entered the US market in 2012 and its products are now stocked in 6,500 stores throughout the country. The business plans to ride on growing interest in free-range egg production to expand rapidly in the market. Katy Askew spoke to chief marketing officer Jenni Danby to find out more. 

Latest News

Quotes of week - Wilmar India JV, Danonino, Tiger 31 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.


News of week - Nestle, Wilmar, Danone 31 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.


Mondelez to step up efforts to tackle child labour 24 May 16

Dean Best

Mondelez International will look to "strengthen" its moves to tackle child labour in its cocoa supply chain in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.


France palm oil tax hike hits obstacle 17 May 16

Stuart Todd

The French Senate has rejected an amendment in a government bill on sustainable development to raise the country's tax on palm oil, a source at France's second legislative chamber has confirmed to just-food.


Quotes of week - Dean Foods, Delfi, Orion, JBS 13 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

US snack bar maker Kind has persuaded the country's regulator to reverse its decision to stop the company from using the word 'healthy' on its packaging, it emerged this week, with the Food and Drug Administration to set to look again at nutrient content claims more broadly. In the UK, there was criticism from some campaigners about the proposals set out to extend restrictions on TV advertising to other media. And executives at US dairy group Dean Foods and Singapore confectioner Delfi talked up their latest moves to expand inorganically.


News of week - Kind snacks, UK ads, JBS split 13 May 16

Dean Best

The marketing of food topped this week's news. US snack bar maker Kind can again use the word 'healthy' on its products after the country's regulator reversed a decision it made last spring. The US Food and Drug Administration is to review the nutrient content claims food makers in the country can make. In the UK, proposals were launched to extend the rules on advertising unhealthy food on TV to other media, including online. Our M&A pages included news of US dairy group Dean Foods buying parts of the Friendly's Ice Cream business, while our sustainability pages featured Hershey's new pledge on sugar.

Latest blogs

A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

Dean Best

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).


Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales? 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.

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