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Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

Foodservice, May '17: Pizza Hut, Fiesta, Elior

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual opera...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Analysis: Stonyfield race not yet run

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's baby food arm Gerber on adapting to grow - interview 1 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Gerber, one of the most-established names in the baby food sector, is marking its 90th anniversary. In some markets, a company can trade on that longevity; in others, it can turn some consumers off. Bill Partyka, Gerber's president and CEO, talks to Dean Best about how the Nestle-owned company is emphasising its heritage in China but seeking to adapt to changing consumer tastes in the US.


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

JBS installs Gilberto Tomazoni to newly created COO role 19 Sep 2017

Simon Harvey

JBS founder Jose Batista Sobrinho took his first steps as the Brazilian meat giant's president and CEO by installing Gilberto Tomazoni to the newly created position of COO as the company restructures amid corruption allegations lodged against senior executives.


JBS founder Jose Batista Sobrinho replaces son Wesley as CEO 18 Sep 2017

Simon Harvey

JBS has named the Brazilian global meat giant's founder Jose Batista Sobrinho as its new president - days after his son Wesley was arrested amid allegations of insider trading.


Nestle's moves to cut sugar reach India 18 Sep 2017

Dean Best

Nestle's moves to lower the sugar in its chocolate products has taken in India.


India's Prataap Snacks said to start US$74.8m share offer this week 18 Sep 2017

Simon Harvey

India's Prataap Snacks will start the process of offering shares on 22 September as it seeks to raise funds for expansion.


Grupo Alfa's Sigma plans US$1bn share offering after 2013 issue aborted 15 Sep 2017

Simon Harvey

Mexican food processor Sigma Alimentos is revisiting a plan for an initial public offering of shares, with plans to raise as much as MXN18.5bn (US$1bn) in September.


India "a market no-one can ignore" - food minister 15 Sep 2017

Dean Best

India and its growing demand for packaged food market is an opportunity "nobody can afford to ignore", a senior government minister has told just-food.

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