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Can plan to tackle child labour in cocoa work?

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International...

Why Nestle’s Fairtrade move is wrong

just-food's Ben Cooper sets out his opposition to Nestlé's decision to end Fairtrade certification for its flagship KitKat choco...

Tiger Brands earnings slump - key takeaways

South African FMCG major Tiger Brands reported a poor set of first-half results this week amid price pressures and Covid-19. Simon Harv...

Progress on child labour in cocoa but more to do

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the comp...

Latest Interviews

"We want to transform the sector" – Mondelez's Cathy Pieters on snacks giant's Cocoa Life programme, its progress and challenges ahead 19 Jun 2020

Ben Cooper

In 2016, Mondelez ended Fairtrade certification for Dairy Milk and forged a new tie-up with Fairtrade through its own sustainability platform Cocoa Life. What happened next?

Ambitious Arla remains patient with Africa - interview 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.

Latest News

South Africa's Astral Foods issues profit warning related to Covid-19 18 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

South African poultry processor Astral Foods continues to struggle with the impact on its results from the Covid-19 pandemic

Livekindly Collective forms South African venture with local firm RCL Foods 10 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Livekindly Collective, the US-based vegetarian-foods supplier, has forged a plant-based joint venture business in South Africa with a local firm.

Nestle, Mars among chocolate giants facing slavery lawsuit in US 15 Feb 2021

Andy Coyne

Some of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers have been accused of child slavery in a US court, a case that also involves agri-food and ingredients heavyweights.

Cote d'Ivoire reinstates cocoa sustainability scheme run by Hershey 14 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Cote d'Ivoire has reinstated cocoa sustainability schemes run by US confectionery major Hershey that it earlier suspended over a price dispute.

Hershey hits back in African cocoa sustainability scheme row 2 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne

US confectionery major Hershey has responded after West African countries Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire cancelled cocoa sustainability schemes run by the company.

Nestle reveals Zimbabwe expansion plans 26 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

Nestlé is investing more than US$2.5m in a cereal manufacturing plant in a southern Africa market, it has announced.

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