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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...

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ambitious Arla stays patient in Africa 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.


Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

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 tax plan takes in dairy 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.


Chipita coy over 'new Slovakia plant' claims 26 Jun 2017

Michael Kosmides

Greece-based savoury snacks specialist company Chipita has refused to confirm or deny reports it plans to build a new plant for its products in Slovakia.


Grupo Bimbo latest to launch start-up accelerator 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has become the latest food multinational to set up an in-house investment arm. launched a start-up accelerator programme to help fledgling companies in the food industry establish themselves.


US halts Brazil's fresh beef imports 23 Jun 2017

Dean Best

The US has suspended imports from fresh beef from Brazil, with Washington citing "recurring concerns" over product safety.


Huishan Dairy names new directors 23 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Beleaguered China-based Huishan Dairy, which has been rocked by allegations of misappropriation of funds and director resignations in recent weeks, has announced the appointment of several new directors to its board.

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