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Nestle sets out growth priorities

Nestle has outlined where it plans to focus its resources on trying to drive growth, including in the consumer health sector, just days afte...

EU says no evidence of brands' "double standards" - for now

The European Commission has concluded "for the moment" it has no evidence of any significant differences in quality of the same branded food...

Fresh Del Monte, Del Monte Pacific strike chilled JV

US-based Fresh Del Monte and Asia-based peer Del Monte Pacific have settled legal action between the two businesses and moved to form a join...

EU warning on China food certification changes

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for im...

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Nestle sets out growth priorities 28 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Nestle has outlined where it plans to focus its resources on trying to drive growth, including in the consumer health sector, just days after an activist investor bought a stake in the world's largest food maker and called on the business to shake up its "staid culture".


General Mills forecasts another year of falling sales - data 28 Jun 2017

Dean Best

General Mills, the US-based group behind brands including Cheerios and Old El Paso, today (28 June) reported lower annual sales and profits - and forecast another year of a decline its top line.


Hain Celestial buys US bean products firm Better Bean 28 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Hain Celestial has acquired The Better Bean Company, a US firm that makes a range of products with beans as their central ingredient.


EU says no evidence of brands' "double standards" - for now 28 Jun 2017

Liz Newmark

The European Commission has concluded "for the moment" it has no evidence of any significant differences in quality of the same branded food products, including meat, dairy products and chocolate, sold in eastern European member states than elsewhere in the EU.


Fresh Del Monte, Del Monte Pacific strike chilled JV 28 Jun 2017

Dean Best

US-based Fresh Del Monte and Asia-based peer Del Monte Pacific have settled legal action between the two businesses and moved to form a joint venture to market chilled products in the retail sector.


Snyder's-Lance makes Brian Driscoll permanent CEO 28 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Snyder's-Lance has decided to give interim president and CEO Brian Driscoll the role on a permanent basis.


Greencore buys UK food-to-go factory from Tasties of Chester 28 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore has acquired a factory from UK firm Tasties of Chester, the makers of the Street Eats brand, for an undisclosed sum.


US firm Stampede Meat sold to private-equity firm Wynnchurch Capital 28 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US private-equity company Wynnchurch Capital has acquired local meat processing business Stampede Meat for an undisclosed sum.


British Bacon Supplies to close Huddersfield plant 28 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Damika-owned meat processing firm British Bacon Supplies has blamed difficult trading conditions for its decision to close its Huddersfield factory this week, insisting the site was "unable to operate at sustainable efficiency levels".


Nestle teams up with Uber for home delivery in Brazil 28 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Nestle has teamed up with UberEats to offer home delivery of its baby foods and other products to consumers in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.


EU warning on China food certification changes 27 Jun 2017

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for imports into the country.


Estonia sugar tax plan takes in dairy, plant-based drinks 27 Jun 2017

Monika Hanley

The Estonian parliament has approved introducing a special tax on sales of sugary drinks, including dairy products, causing concern within the Baltic state’s food and dairy industry.


South Africa, Zimbabwe hit by avian influenza outbreaks 27 Jun 2017

Tawanda Karombo

The poultry industries in South Africa and Zimbabwe have been hit by outbreaks of avian influenza in both countries.


Warburtons confirms closure of Giles Foods plant 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

UK bakery Warburtons has confirmed it is to close its Giles Foods facility in Milton Keynes after a 45-day "full and meaningful" consultation period with its 218 workers at the site.


Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm 27 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chicken processor at about EUR94m (US$105.2m).


Amplify Snack Brands launches protein-filled Oatmega biscuits 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US group Amplify Snack Brands has added a grass-fed whey protein biscuits to its line of Oatmega products.


LT Foods to open rice processing plant in Europe 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

LT Foods, one of India’s biggest rice processors, is to open its new European rice plant in the Netherlands tomorrow (28 June).


Snyder's-Lance adds to Snack Factory range 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has announced the launch of Dessert Thins, a range of sweet biscuits, under its Snack Factory brand, to appeal to health-conscious consumers who want to treat themselves to something indulgent without the associated guilt.


Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 Jun 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


General Mills turns to "heritage" to boost US Yoplait sales 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

General Mills is launching what it calls a "traditional, French-style" Yoplait yogurt in the US this summer in an attempt to boost its flagging sales in the category.


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