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Greek crisis - The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.


Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.

Latest News

India's FSSAI embarks on new product approval syst 2 Sep 15

Jagdish Kumar

India’s food safety body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is hoping to have set up a new process for product approvals in six months after it scrapped the previous system following a legal challenge.


General Mills confirms greenhouse gas goal 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

General Mills, the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker, has finalised a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain.


Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


French body calls for five-colour nutrition labels 27 Aug 15

Stuart Todd

The state body advising France's government on public health policy has backed the introduction of nutrition labels with five colours.


Food industry quotes of week: Emmi, Petra Foods 21 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Emmi reported a rise in first half profits on the back of stronger margins while Petra's profit suffered as a result of a slowing economy in Indonesia. We also took a look at what the easing of trade sanctions in Iran could mean for international food makers. Here is the week in quotes.


Huegli sees currency headwinds weigh 19 Aug 15

Katy Askew

Swiss food maker Hügli booked higher sales and earnings for the first half of the year despite the negative impact of currency exchange, which had a ten-point impact on the top line.

Latest blogs

UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.


UK food industry, government meet to "drive growth" 16 Jul 15

Dean Best

The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.

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