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Mondelez International launches Sustainable Futures investment platform

18 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Snacking and confectionery major Mondelez International has set up a sustainability platform based around "impact investing". ... read more

Biscuit-maker Pladis to ditch black plastic in UK, Ireland

18 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

McVities' biscuits owner Pladis has issued a sustainabilty update linked to the products it sells in the UK and Ireland. ... read more

Tony's Chocolonely dropped from Slave Free Chocolate list over Barry Callebaut links

17 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Tony's Chocolonely, which makes confectionery from ethically-sourced cocoa, has responded to the company's removal from the Slave Free Chocolate list. ... read more

Nestle, General Mills to add Nutri-Score labels to cereal bars in Germany

16 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Food giants Nestlé and General Mills are to introduce Nutri-Score nutrition labels on cereal bar products in a key European market. ... read more

Nestle joins forces with Swiss tech experts on carbon footprint project

16 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Global food giant Nestlé has linked up with a technology institute on a research project intended to help reduce the carbon footprint of agricultural raw materials. ... read more

Nestle, Mars among chocolate giants facing slavery lawsuit in US

15 February 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. ... read more

PepsiCo renames racially insensitive Aunt Jemima brand as Pearl Milling Company

10 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has renamed its Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mixes and syrups after the US food and beverages major announced the plan in June amid concerns about racial stereotyping. ... read more

Nestle sets climate priorities for Europe, Middle East, north Africa

9 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Nestlé has today outlined its climate change priorities for its operations in three geographic regions. ... read more

Re-use platform Loop enters Canada with Loblaw, Kraft Heinz on board

2 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Loop, the global re-use platform operating in more than 20 countries, has entered a major new market where it has signed up a local grocery major as its retail partner. ... read more

Five categories to thrive in new normal for US packaged food

26 January 2021 | Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino sets out five areas he believes will thrive in the country's packaged-food market in the wake of Covid-19. ... read more

Unilever takes social inequality stance with living wage commitment

21 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has made a number of commitments linked to social inequality. ... read more

PepsiCo updates emissions goals

14 January 2021 | Dean Best

The US food and beverage maker has set out a target for absolute greenhouse-gas emissions and a pledge on net-zero emissions. ... read more

Saputo renames racially insensitive Coon cheese brand in Australia

14 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Saputo has changed the name of its racially insensitive Coon brand of cheddar cheese sold in Australia. ... read more

Foster Farms faces lawsuit from workers union over Covid-19 safety

6 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

US poultry processor Foster Farms is facing a legal dispute over claims it failed to comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines. ... read more

The just-food analysis that grabbed your attention in 2020

21 December 2020 | Dean Best

Here, the just-food team has selected the analysis pieces that caught your attention in the last 12 months. ... read more

Why Mondelez’s new carbon-neutral brand can appeal to consumers

18 December 2020 | GlobalData Consumer

Mondelez International has a released a carbon-neutral cracker brand and GlobalData Consumer suggests its recent surveys indicate there could be a ready market for the product. ... read more

What are the prospects for vertical farming in Europe?

16 December 2020 | David Green

The first phase of construction on Europe's largest vertical farm was completed and the companies behind the site are confident about the sector's outlook, David Green writes. ... read more

Ferrero joins Loop, Carrefour in trial reusable scheme for Nutella spreads

14 December 2020 | Simon Harvey

Italy-based confectionery heavyweight Ferrero said it has launched a pilot project for reusable containers in a major European market. ... read more

Cote d'Ivoire reinstates cocoa sustainability scheme run by Hershey

14 December 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. ... read more

Unilever to seek shareholder backing for climate transition plan

14 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

Consumer goods giant Unilever is to put its climate transition proposals before a key stakeholder group for approval. ... read more

Fonterra, Nestle join forces on greenhouse gas trial

14 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy business Fonterra, local industry body DairyNZ and food giant Nestlé have come together in an attempt to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. ... read more

A "moral obligation" ... and "future-proofing" the company – Nestle's mission on emissions

9 December 2020 | Dean Best

The world's largest food maker has caught the eye with the announcement of its plan to go "net zero". We canvass reaction from campaign and investor circles. ... read more

Nestle to spend billions on cutting carbon emissions

3 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

Nestlé has set out a plan to cut the company's carbon emissions by 2030 and for the world's largest food maker to be net zero by 2050. ... read more

Hershey hits back in African cocoa sustainability scheme row

2 December 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. ... read more

Why there'll be no return to business as usual for global food industry in 2021

1 December 2020 | Ben Cooper

We reflect on the sustainability issues facing the industry in 2021. Might there be a shift in how long-standing challenges facing the global food system are addressed? ... read more

US food must be proactive as Biden eyes climate, health agenda

24 November 2020 | Victor Martino

As President Trump accepts a transition should begin for President-elect Biden to take office, we look at what the new administration could mean for the country's food sector. ... read more

Ghana hits out at chocolate companies over farmers' prices

23 November 2020 | Dean Best

Ghana has reportedly accused some in the chocolate industry of a "ploy to derail" government attempts to improve income for farmers. ... read more

Reusable packaging – from green to grubby and back again?

23 November 2020 | David Burrows

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. What lies ahead for reuse and refill? ... read more

Unilever's Ben & Jerry's to pay farmers more for cocoa

18 November 2020 | Dean Best

The US ice-cream business, owned by Unilever, is to change what it pays farmers in Côte d'Ivoire for cocoa beans. ... read more

UK's 'green industrial revolution" plan criticised for absence of food objectives

18 November 2020 | Simon Harvey

An environmental not-for-profit organisation has criticised a new ten-point "green industrial revolution" plan unveiled by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (18 November). ... read more

Nestle reveals new names for Australia candy brands

16 November 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé has revealed the new names for two confectionery brands in Australia put under review during the summer due to concerns over racial stereotyping. ... read more

US food trade body expects tougher regulation under Biden

12 November 2020 | Andy Coyne

Consumer Brands Association, the US body representing food and beverage companies, has briefed members on the regulatory regime it expects to see under President-elect Joe Biden. ... read more

Wessanen becomes Ecotone, reveals new mission-driven status

11 November 2020 | Dean Best

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food business that went private last year under new ownership, has changed its name. ... read more

Dirty vegan to clean label – the questions facing plant-based products, ingredients and nutrition

5 November 2020 | David Burrows

Questions about the processing behind plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are growing. Is the criticism justified or is the buoyant industry being unfairly targeted? ... read more

Ferrero announces new emissions targets

26 October 2020 | Simon Harvey

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero has revealed new goals to reduce its carbon footprint after earlier committing to new sustainable packaging targets. ... read more