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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

Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.


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.

Latest News

Russia enforces temporary block on Brazil meat after finding banned feed additive 22 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Russia has temporarily blocked beef and pork imports from Brazil after finding the banned feed additive ractopamine in cattle breeding products this year.


Danish Crown buys into South African foodservice sector 22 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Danish Crown has acquired a majority stake in the South African foodservice business Overberg Food Distributors. 


Kikkoman soy sauces enter India in FieldFresh partnership 21 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Indian business FieldFresh Foods is partnering with Kikkoman to sell the Japanese soy sauce maker's namesake products in the country.


PepsiCo exec Vimal Agarwal named Parag Milk Foods CFO 21 Nov 2017

Dean Best

India's Parag Milk Foods has appointed PepsiCo executive Vimal Agarwal as its new CFO.


PepsiCo dairy JV Beyti nears EBRD backing 20 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Beyti, an Egypt-based dairy and juice business owned by PepsiCo and Saudi Arabian food group Almarai, looks set to receive support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance its expansion.


Jardine Cycle & Carriage increases stake in Vietnam dairy firm Vinamilk to 10% 20 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Singapore's automotive group Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C) has increased its stake in Vietnam's largest dairy company Vinamilk to 10%.

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