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Nestle explores strategic options for skin health division

Nestlé is exploring strategic options for its skin health division as the Swiss food giant "sharpens" its focus on food, beverage and nutrit...

Danone joins Sonoma Brands in funding round for kids meal start-up Yumble

The investment arm of Danone has teamed up with US investor and food incubator Sonoma Brands to provide funding for kids' meal delivery star...

Chobani founder adamant will never sell the business, but open to IPO

Hamdi Ulukaya, the entrepreneur behind the innovative Greek-style yogurt business Chobani, says he would never consider selling the US compa...

Fairtrade warns developing nation food producers at risk from no-deal Brexit

Certification body The Fairtrade Foundation has warned that if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal - a so-called no-deal Brexit...

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Nestle explores strategic options for skin health division 20 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is exploring strategic options for its skin health division as the Swiss food giant "sharpens" its focus on food, beverage and nutritional health products.


Danone joins Sonoma Brands in funding round for kids meal start-up Yumble 20 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

The investment arm of Danone has teamed up with US investor and food incubator Sonoma Brands to provide funding for kids' meal delivery start-up Yumble.


Chobani founder adamant will never sell the business, but open to IPO 20 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Hamdi Ulukaya, the entrepreneur behind the innovative Greek-style yogurt business Chobani, says he would never consider selling the US company he founded more than a decade ago to a global food heavyweight after a number of approaches in recent years.


"Micro-influencers" can drive brand awareness - TrendHunter 20 Sep 2018

Lucy Britner

Brand owners should look to micro-influencers in the social media realm in order to drive consumer awareness, the president of consumer trends specialist TrendHunter has recommended.


New Products - Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Terrafertil takes almond milk with fruit to Mexico; Dang Foods introduces plant-based snack bar; Hain Celestial's Ella’s Kitchen enters UK frozen category 20 Sep 2018

just-food.com

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.


Ferrero ads banned in UK as deemed to breach advertising rules 20 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Confectionery giant Ferrero has been investigated by the UK's advertising watchdog over a range of adverts for its Kinder chocolate brand which have been banned on the grounds they breached rules promoting foods for children that are high in fat, salt or sugar.


Fairtrade warns developing nation food producers at risk from no-deal Brexit 19 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Certification body The Fairtrade Foundation has warned that if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal - a so-called no-deal Brexit - it could lead to an increase in the cost of trade with developing nations.


Confectioner Halloren to install Ralf Wilfer as CEO following sale of Weibler subsidiary 19 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

German chocolate maker Halloren Schokoladenfabrik is installing Ralf Wilfer as its new chief executive from the start of next month, a matter of weeks after the company sold its confectionery subsidiary Weibler Confiserie.


Food safety pressure group hits out as Lactalis re-opens salmonella-linked plant 19 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Lactalis has been given permission by the country's authorities to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies.


More investment at US jerky firm Country Archer 19 Sep 2018

Dean Best

US firm Country Archer Jerky Co. has attracted fresh investment from existing investor Monogram Capital Partners to support plans to invest in production amid growing sales.


Burton's Biscuit Co. sells chocolate-making assets to Barry Callebaut 19 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Burton's Biscuit Co., the UK firm behind brands including Maryland and Wagon Wheels, has sold its chocolate-manufacturing assets at a plant in north-west England as part of a wider deal with B2B giant Barry Callebaut.


Arla hints at investment plans for Bangladesh 19 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Dairy giant Arla Foods has suggested it will need to spend money in Bangladesh if it is to meet the growing demand for nutritional products in the country.


UK food industry criticises government report prioritising high-skilled migrant workers 19 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

A UK government-commissioned report on migrants coming to work in the UK after Brexit has faced criticism from food industry body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).


Sainsbury’s merger with Asda referred for in-depth investigation 19 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

The planned merger between UK supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is being referred for an in-depth "phase two" investigation by the country's competition watchdog.


Update - US food in firing line as China retaliates on tariffs 19 Sep 2018

Keith Nuthall

Beijing has responded swiftly to the announcement the US will be imposing 10% tariffs on food exports from China from 24 September.


French tinned fish specialist Chancerelle invests in second Morocco plant 19 Sep 2018

Stuart Todd

France-based tinned fish specialist Chancerelle, best known for its brand Connétable, is investing EUR4m (US$4.7m) in a second sardine processing plant in Morocco.


Synlait acquires assets of Talbot Forest Cheese as annual profits almost double 19 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

New Zealand infant-formula maker Synlait Milk has entered into an agreement to buy certain assets of local firm Talbot Forest Cheese. 


Mars ramps up sustainability drive within supply chain 18 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Mars is "changing how it does business" in relation to supply chains and will invest US$1bn in its Sustainable in a Generation plan launched a year ago with a key objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Food to fore as US finalises Chinese imports tariff list 18 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

The US has upped the ante in its trade war with China by finalising the list of imported products, worth an estimated US$200bn, to be hit by tariffs.


Canada's Ocean Brands acquires canned seafood business Club Des Millionnaires 18 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Ocean Brands, a Canada-based supplier of canned seafood, has acquired Club Des Millionnaires from local ingredients manufacturer Harold T. Griffin for an undisclosed sum.




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