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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.


Why IRI believes a price war is hitting private label in Europe 6 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Brands are putting private label under increasing pressure in Europe, data from industry analysts IRI has claimed.


Sugar stays in spotlight 5 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Sugar consumption has again been placed in the spotlight in the UK as Public Health England kicks off a new campaign that aims to get parents to reduce the amount children consume.


What lies ahead this year? 2 Jan 2015

Dean Best

just-food is open today after a fun festive break. As you ease yourselves into the new year, take a look at what our team of writers think will be the key issues facing your businesses in 2015.


just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.


Barilla eyeing 3D printing 23 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Pasta maker Barilla has joined the likes of Hershey in investigating the uses of 3D printing in the food sector.


Hershey trials first 3D chocolates 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has launched 3D chocolate for consumers to try after announcing plans to do so earlier this year.


Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business.


German watchdog rebukes retailers Edeka and Tengelmann 12 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain.


Woolworths campaigns to boost popularity of not-so-perfect veg 10 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Imperfection is quickly becoming a way for the food industry to tackle the problem of food waste.


Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


Sainsbury's reappears on the M&A rumour mill 8 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The UK's third-largest grocer has returned to the M&A headlines over the weekend, with claims activist fund Crystal Amber is in discussions with overseas investors about a possible bid for the retailer.


2 Sisters' impressive waste-to-energy plan 5 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

2 Sisters Food Group announced a new "multi million" pound bio-refinery deal with renewable energy experts H2 Energy this week. The plan is set to "transform the energy requirements" at 2 Sisters, the company said.


Food makers key in cutting meat, dairy consumption and saving planet 3 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The meat-free protein sector could be in for a popularity boost as more and more research points to the damaging effect livestock production is having on the environment.


Synlait managing 2015 expectations 2 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Amid some pretty bullish statements on the company's performance to date, New Zealand infant formula group Synlait sneaked in a pretty timid 2015 outlook at its annual shareholders meeting.


McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste 26 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.


Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war 24 Nov 2014

Dean Best

There has been a rise in the number of food companies in the UK filing for insolvency - and the intensification of competition between the country's grocers has been blamed.


Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.


Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Food exporters targeting emerging markets should target focus on cities instead of countries, management consultants McKinsey has said.


Industry needs to nudge consumers along road to health 19 Nov 2014

Dean Best

How can diet-related ill-health be tackled? How can the health and wellbeing of the population improve? Such a complex issue is often reduced to soundbites and brickbats, with industry in the firing line. Some of the criticism is misjudged, some well-founded. However, what is certain is manufacturers have a central - perhaps the central - role to play.


Australia's dairy industry hails China trade deal 17 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Dairy processors in Australia believe the agreement between Canberra and Beijing will make them more competitive in a key export market.


Nestle mulls future of another unit 14 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Davigel, Nestle's France-based foodservice division, could be the next business sold as the world's largest food maker reshapes its portfolio.


Aussie billionaire set to tap into Chinese dairy market 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is reportedly looking to tap into rising demand in China for premium infant formula.


European Parliament votes for member state veto on GM crops 13 Nov 2014

Dean Best

MEPs have shown their support for plans to allow individual countries to ban the cultivation of GM crops, even if they have been approved at EU level.


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