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Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

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...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

Latest Interviews

What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

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. 


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.

Latest News

Cherkizovo launches halal deliveries to Tanzania 26 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Russia-based meat producer Cherkizovo has started exports of halal poultry meat to Tanzania as part of moves to expand its presence internationally.


Mondelez buys rest of Vietnam snacks business 24 Aug 16

John Shepherd

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).


US heart body advises on added sugars for children 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

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.


News of week - England obesity, India chocolate 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

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.


Quotes of week - England obesity, Hain, Beloxxi 19 Aug 16

Dean Best

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.


England childhood obesity strategy - live reaction 18 Aug 16

Dean Best

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.

Latest blogs

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

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 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot' 26 Aug 16

Katy Askew

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.

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