Hormel Foods has proposed an acquisition for nut-butter goods maker Justin's

How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's

Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...

What is being done to tackle fake infant formula sales online in China?

Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

'Natural' food sector needs to win consumer trust

Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

The UK proposals cover non-broadcast media such as online advertising

UK ad review credibility test for self-regulation

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice has launched a public consultation on new self-regulatory rules governing the advertising of food...

Aldi continues to expand in Australia

How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

There are increasing expectations placed on companies over issues such as working conditions

Companies' duty for supply chain workers growing

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working condit...


How Oxfam rates food majors on worker issues in their supply chains - and how the companies reacted 11 May 16

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.


Antibiotics in investor spotlight, Starbucks enters South Africa, Burger King confident on India - foodservice focus, April 2016 10 May 16

The use of antibiotics in the foodservice supply chain remained in the spotlight in April, with investors in the UK calling on operators to take action. In the US, the FDA released its final guidance on menu labelling. And in emerging markets, Starbucks entered South Africa, BurgerFi announced a deal in the Middle East and Burger King signalled plans for further expansion in India.

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Russia may renew food embargo again

Keith Nuthall | 29 May 16 Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev (r) said to support proposal

Russia's agriculture ministry is drafting a decree that will extend the country’s ban on imports of a wide range of food imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway until 31 December 2017.


Brussels looks to take TV ad restrictions online

Keith Nuthall | 29 May 16 European Commission puts forward plans to extend curbs on TV advertising

The European Commission has proposed to extend to the Internet commitments on EU governments to restrict junk food advertising targeted at children.


Candyking losses widen as sales slide

Dean Best | 27 May 16 Candyking suffered from losing contracts in Sweden

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, this morning (27 May) reported growing first-quarter losses after sales tumbled due to the loss of contracts in its domestic market.

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HKScan appoints Jari Latvanen CEO

Vandemoortele family to own 100% of bakery group

India's Kwality looks to focus on consumer dairy

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett to retire

Brands Direct launches organic cereal brand 

Scottish Salmon earnings under pressure

Quotes of week - Wilmar India JV, Danonino, Tiger

News of week - Nestle, Wilmar, Danone

"I couldn't let that issue go" - Kind CEO Daniel Lubetzky reflects on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 27 May 16

Dean BestKind CEO Daniel Lubetzky: Rules on health claims 'outdated'

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.


Round Table on Responsible Soy looking for systemic solutions to drive progress - interview 26 May 16

Ben CooperRTRS-certified soy continues to rise but drop in ocean compared to total output

In its bid to transform Europe into a "100% responsible soy" market by 2020, the Round Table on Responsible Soy has enlisted the help of Swiss-based management consultants Malik. Ben Cooper spoke with Lieven Callewaert, the RTRS’s European representative, to find out more.


Danone looks to "reconnect" Danonino and consumers – interview  25 May 16

Katy AskewDanone looks to lift Danonino sales with marketing drive

For French dairy group Danone, improving the performance of its global dairy business and transforming it to a growth platform is a priority. As part of this drive, the company has launched an international marketing campaign for its Danonino yoghurt brand. Patricia Oliva, the global marketing director for Danonino, spoke to just-food about how the brand hopes to strike a unique chord with consumers.

A spring break for just-food

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 29 May 16

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).


Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 May 16

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 11 May 16

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.

Hormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm Justin's

Hormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm Justin's

The move by the giant behind Skippy peanut butter and Spam canned meats is yet another example of so-called Big Food moving for an up-and-coming, faster-growing business.

US regulator to review nutrient claims after U-turn on Kind

US regulator to review nutrient claims after U-turn on Kind

The US Food and Drug Administration is to "re-evaluate" the claims after deciding snack bar maker Kind can use the word 'healthy' on its packaging.

Hain Celestial sets out plan to drive growth

Hain Celestial sets out plan to drive growth

The US-based group has faced challenges domestically in recent quarters, with growth below expectations and competition intensifying. After working Boston Consulting Group, the Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner has outlined its strategy to improve its performance.

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

The confectionery giant this week announced the acquisition of an up-and-coming US snacks brand, while reporting falling first-quarter results and plans to more aggressively cut costs.

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