World foods: Latest news and analysis articles
Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...
The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...
Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...
Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...
The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market.
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.
Russia-based meat producer Cherkizovo has started exports of halal poultry meat to Tanzania as part of moves to expand its presence internationally.
Vietnamese food group Kido Corp., formerly Kinh Do Corp., has sold the remaining 20% of its snacks business to Mondelez International for a reported VND2 trillion (US$90m).
Children aged two to 18 in the US should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars each day, the American Heart Association has recommended.
The UK released its delayed plan to tackle child obesity in England, while India put forward changes to the rules over what goes into chocolate. On our M&A pages, we reported on another deal outside the Philippines for Universal Robina Corp. and investment in Nigerian biscuit firm Beloxxi. And Hain Celestial saw its shares tumble after admitting it needed to review its accounting practices.
The UK government's "plan of action" to tackle child obesity in England grabbed the headlines this week - and managed to irk industry and campaigners. Russia said it was in talks with Turkey over ending Moscow's restrictions on imports from the country and Hain Celestial surprised the market with an admission of problems over the accounting of payments to distributors.
The long-awaited - and delayed - strategy to combat child obesity in England has been released by the UK's Department of Health today (18 August). The Government expressed "confidence" its measures would reduce the number of children who are obese. Industry criticised a voluntary target to reduce sugar and the reception from campaigning circles was mostly negative. Here's a flavour of the reaction.
just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.
General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.
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