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Employee arrested over corruption claims at SPC Ardmona parent 27 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Amatil is co-operating with Australian state police after an employee was arrested for money laundering and receiving a reported half-a-million Australian dollars in corrupt commissions.


Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.


Kellogg under fire for "staggering" sugar levels in cereal bars 16 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.


just-food at CAGE 15 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners.


Thai tuna scare puts Australian food safety back in spotlight 11 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Food safety in Australia has rapidly become a politicised issue after two recent scares – involving berries packaged in China and, most recently, tuna canned in Thailand – have brought the safety of food produced overseas into question.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 2015

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.


Could 3D moulds offer cheap personalisation? 3 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

3D design company Lehrmitt Design Studios is offering designs using 3D printing technologies that, it says, can add an "artist's touch" to assembly line chocolate.


Unilever investors want spreads to be sold 2 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

It's no secret Unilever's spreads arm has been suffering for some time and, as CFO Jean-Marc Huët pointed out when he reflected on the company's 2014 performance in January, declining demand for its brands was dragging down the performance of the rest of its food business.


Intrexon targets fresh-prepared potential with Okanagan buy 2 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Synthetic biology group Intrexon Corp. hopes its acquisition of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) will help it tap into growing demand for fresh prepared fruits.


Morrisons pins fightback on David Potts 25 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Morrisons has named David Potts to the post of CEO in the hope the former Tesco executive will lead a fight back at the struggling supermarket group.


Europe further probes Cargill's ADM chocolate buy 24 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

The European Commission is launching an in-depth investigation into Cargill's US$440m purchase of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate manufacturing business.


US regulator blocks Sysco, US Foods foodservice mega-deal 23 Feb 2015

Dean Best

The US competition watchdog has shown its teeth and moved to block Sysco's takeover of fellow US foodservice distributor US Foods.


Ferrero moves to dismiss sale rumours 18 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours.


Gulfood 2015: Popcorn firm says promos, marketing key to category growth 12 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East snack market is experiencing a surge of growth. At this year's Gulfood in Dubai, 'snacking', was identified as one of the top three trends in the region for 2015. According to a recent report from TechSci Research, one in five consumers are now grazing on snacks throughout the day instead of eating three square meals.


MEPs back country of origin meat regs 12 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

The European Parliament has backed calls to create new country of origin meat labelling regulations in processed foods.


Are there signs of a recovery from the UK's Big Four? 10 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Figures released today (10 February) by Kantar Worldpanel made for interesting reading.


just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


JM Smucker continues diversification with pet food buy 4 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

US jam, peanut butter and coffee maker JM Smucker has continued its diversification drive with a deal to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, formerly part of Del Monte Foods, in a deal worth more than US$5.8bn.


Ocado shines but manufacturers see problems with shift to online 3 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Fifteen years after starting out, UK pure-play online grocer Ocado today (3 February) announced its first annual profit - and claimed the trend towards online shopping was continuing. Manufacturers are taking note and diverting more resources to the channel but are encountering challenges.


UK grocery adjudicator could receive power to fine 2 Feb 2015

Dean Best

The UK grocery watchdog may be handed the ability to fine supermarkets that breach the code that governs their relationship with suppliers.


Hershey in Twitter backlash over Brit choco-ban 28 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US fans of British chocolate imports have taken to social media to vent their frustration after Hershey earlier this week reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars into the country.


Kellogg under fire for "double entendre" in Pop Tarts ad 27 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Ads are commonly a bone of contention in this industry, with food manufacturers regularly coming under fire for what they believe is creative use of media.


Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).


Wilmar International lifts lid on palm oil sourcing 22 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Singapore-based agribusiness giant Wilmar International is to publish more information on how it sources its palm oil, a move welcomed by environmentalists.


A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


PepsiCo hits out at palm oil "PR stunt" 14 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US campaign group Sum Of Us has launched what PepsiCo called a "public relations stunt", criticising the beverage and snacks giant for its palm oil practices.


Boulder expands in foodservice with Pizza Hut tie-up 14 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Boulder Brands is expanding its Udi's brand in the foodservice channel through a tie-up that will bring two varieties of gluten-free pizza to Pizza Hut outlets throughout the US.


Mondelez faces fan fury over Creme Egg changes 12 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has been accused of "ripping off fans" in the UK after it altered the recipe for its much-loved Cadbury Creme Egg and pulled an egg from the original six-pack.


UK Labour "plans junk food ad watershed" 9 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

There is speculation in the UK the Labour Party is planning a 9pm watershed on junk food advertising if it wins power at the country's General Election in May.


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