Nestle sales rise on emerging markets, pricing

Nestle has booked an expectation beating increase in first quarter sales on the back of pricing action and growth in emerging markets.

Greenyard, Univeg, Peatinvest near merger

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods, fresh produce giant Univeg and agribusiness Peatinvest have signed a letter of intent to merge.

In the spotlight: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

The news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food sector. But, when the dust settles, what are we likely to see from the enlarged Kraft Heinz Co.?

Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods, a business enjoying continued solid growth. Dean Best spoke to CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

US branded food groups and foodservice

With the grocery retail market stagnant, could foodservice offer a path to growth for packaged food operators doing business in the US?

Comment: Nestle reacts to world of 3G and Buffett

Nestle must adapt to emerging consumption trends and consolidation in the food sector with an “acceleration” of its portfolio adjustment eff...

France takes big step to uniform FOP labels

France's new health bill, which subject to two further votes could be ratified later this year, includes provision for a voluntary colour-co...

What the analysts say: Nestle's Q1

Nestle beat expectations when it delivered organic sales growth of 4.4% for the first quarter this morning (17 April). However, many analyst...

Why it is too early to call Unilever food revival

Today was a positive day for Unilever in some ways. The FMCG giant's first-quarter sales beat expectations and its shares rose steadily in L...

How will Flowers Foods grow in speciality bread?

US baker Flowers Foods has typically increased sales by focusing on regional growth. During the group's investor day in New York this week,...

What the analysts say: The verdict on Danone's Q1

Shares in Danone edged up in Paris today, reflecting a cautiously optimistic response from the market and the hope the French group could fi...

Comment: Splenda buy would fit Ajinomoto strategy 8 Apr 15

Japanese food maker Ajinomoto is said to be interested in acquiring the Splenda sucralose business from UK food ingredients group Tate & Lyle. While Splenda has seen sales and profits hit by heightened global competition, the business nevertheless represents a good fit for Ajinomoto's own ingredients arm, which includes artificial sweetener aspartame.

Comment: Science, not Ashton, could get us chewing gum 8 Apr 15

Wrigley dominates chewing gum - its market share in the UK for example is north of 80% - but in a bid to keep growing (and indeed freshen up slowing sales) here, the Mars-owned business has embarked on a series of initiatives. But could emphasising the link between sugar-free gum and oral health in a more direct way give a bigger boost to sales?

Thought Leaders

Nestle CFO Martello to move to head Asia unit

Dean Best | 17 Apr 15

Nestle CFO Wan Ling Martello is to lead the country's businesses in Asia, Oceania and Africa after Nandu Nandkishore decided to take early retirement.

Heinz relaunches mustard in US push

Dean Best | 17 Apr 15

Heinz has relaunched its mustard in the US in a bid to grab a slice of a category in which it is not among the top eight brands.

Dutch poultry group Plukon eyes eastern Europe

Dean Best | 16 Apr 15

Dutch poultry processor Plukon Food Group is eyeing expansion in eastern Europe as it moves into a "new growth phase" with a new-look consortium owning the business.

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Briefing: Middle East: Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.

Briefing: The Middle East: Interview: Camelicious on potential for camel milk 1 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Camel milk - a staple food in the Middle East that dates back centuries - is gaining traction worldwide thanks to the touting of its many health properties. In an interview with Hannah Abdulla, deputy general manager of Dubai-based Emirates Industry of Camel Milk Products, Mutasher al Badry, speaks about the potential of the sector and his hopes of camel milk replacing other milk options.

Briefing: The Middle East: FrieslandCampina eyes expansion 30 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina has had a presence in the Middle East for over 50 years with its condensed and powdered milk products. Regional director Maurits Klavert says the market, despite it making a small contribution to the Dutch dairy giant's pot, has huge potential, which the co-operative is looking to exploit in a big way with a launch into cheese. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules

Dean Best | 16 Apr 15

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago.

Cargill unveils first landfill-free facility

Katy Askew | 15 Apr 15

The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site.

PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal

Katy Askew | 14 Apr 15

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.

The Middle East: identifying growth

Our latest management briefing analyses the potential areas of growth for packaged food manufacturers.

Heinz, Kraft set to join forces

HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have announced plans to merge their businesses, creating the third-largest player in the US food sector. just-food takes a look at the build up to and implications of the deal.

Food groups report to Consumer Analyst Group of Europe 2015

just-food, the conference's exclusive media partner, reports back on how see the likes of Nestle, Danone and Tyson Foods see the year ahead.

US branded food groups and foodservice

With the grocery retail market stagnant, could foodservice offer a path to growth for packaged food operators doing business in the US?

Global Seasonings, Dressings & Sauces Market: Merger and Acq

Global Seasonings, Dressings & Sauces Market: Merger and Acquisitions February 2015

The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global seasonings, dressings & sauces market during February... Read more

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