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BabyRuth among Nestle US confectionery brands up for saleFerrero strikes again in US - but whither Nestle assets? 20 Oct 17

Dean Best

Ferrero and Ferrara Candy Co. have this summer been named as two possible bidders for Nestle's US confectionery assets. This week, they announced they were to join forces. What, then, could that mean for Nestle's bid to sell the business?


Colombina looking to further expand in USColombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 17

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.


"Benefits of Brexit for the UK system are perhaps harder to discern than immediate threats but it is vital they are recognised and seized" 
Brexit – threat to UK food security or opportunity for renewal? 18 Oct 17

Ben Cooper

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to what extent do any opportunities offset the threats? Ben Cooper reports.


The Meatsnacks Group range includes Wild West brandWhy Meatsnacks Group is confident about growth prospects 18 Oct 17

Dean Best

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has built a business with a leadership position in the country's growing jerky and biltong categories - but is looking to flex its muscles with new products and further geographic expansion. Dean Best met Meatsnacks Group managing director James Newitt at the Anuga trade show to find out more.


Ajinomoto: "Overseas investors, especially in Europe, place significant value on ESG initiatives"Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 17

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.


"The stakes have never been higher"How food companies in UK can increase R&D success - guest column 13 Oct 17

Will Rees-Hooper, Webb deVlam

More than eight in ten R&D projects are said to end in failure. In a guest column, Will Rees-Hooper, innovation director at strategic brand design and innovation consultants Webb deVlam, outlines eight ways food companies operating in the UK can improve their chances of success.


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