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Hawaii-based Bubbies set to open plant on mainland USMochi ice-cream maker Bubbies sets out stall - interview 20 Nov 17

Dean Best

As Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts approaches the first anniversary of a change in its ownership, the US maker of mochi ice cream has plans to expand domestically and overseas. Dean Best spoke to Bubbies CEO Rick Schaffer about the company’s ambitions.


Premier joined with Nissin to revitalise Batchelors brandPremier Foods - cautious optimism or false promises? 20 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Shares in Premier Foods rose on Wednesday (15 November) after the UK group posted second-quarter numbers that cheered the market. However, while group sales picked up, profits through the half year were flat, as were revenues from the mainstay branded division. Analysts, disappointed with Premier’s previous false harvests, are not rushing for the jam pots just yet, Simon Harvey reports.


"As policy, it is strong, weak and evasive in one document"Scotland's obesity offensive begs questions - analysis 17 Nov 17

David Burrows

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows looks at the proposals put forward by Edinburgh, how they differ to those announced last year in London and how industry and campaigners have reacted.


Tyson Foods - buoyant on back of positive resultsTyson Foods' "record" FY 2017 and prospects for new year - 7 things to learn 16 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per share. Andy Coyne looks at where it all went right for the US food industry giant and at its prospects for the next year.


Allied Bakeries, home to Kingsmill, could post another loss in FY17/18, Bason saysFrom UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 17

Dean Best

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.


More companies are expected to align sustainability strategies with SDGsWhy are food companies aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals? 9 Nov 17

Ben Cooper

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have sought to align their sustainability aims and objectives with the targets. Ben Cooper examines why and what benefits alignment could bring for the goals and for the companies themselves.


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Dean BestLatest blog entry: Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts 14 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.


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