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NORWAY: Salmon producers sign sustainability pledge

16 August 2013 | Katie Smith

Fifteen farmed salmon producers, representing 70% of the global industry, have joined forces have pledged to make their businesses more sustainable by tackling issues including biosecurity and sourcing.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

23 December 2011 | Katie Smith

This week, UK retailers Thorntons and Ocado issued profit warnings, while US food giant General Mills revealed a fall in quarterly profits. Meanwhile, in Europe, Italian retailer Conad acquired German retailer Rewe's 43 Billa stores in the country.... read more

US: Barry Callebaut launches Fairtrade in US

22 December 2011 | Katie Smith

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has launched three Fairtrade products in the US under its Finest Belgian range.... read more

EU: UK food makers, retailers pledge not to use caged eggs

7 December 2011 | Katie Smith

UK food manufacturers have pledged not to use caged eggs from Europe, amid concerns that egg producers on the continent will fail to comply with a ban that starts next month.... read more

UK: Dibb named executive of Food Ethics Council

30 November 2011 | Katie Smith

The Food Ethics Council has today (30 November) appointed Sue Dibb as executive director.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

28 November 2011 | Katie Smith

India's cabinet was met with opposition from large sections of the parliament, because of the decision that foreign companies can now own 51% of multi-brand retail stores. After Campbell Soup Co. posted a drop in first-quarter profits and Metro Group appointed a new CEO, both companies have work ahead of them. Meanwhile, General Mills blasted research that the lining of some soup cans increases levels of bisphenol A (BPA).... read more

UK: Waitrose opens its "greenest" store

24 November 2011 | Katie Smith

UK grocery retailer Waitrose has today (24 November) opened its "greenest" store, as part of its ongoing commitment to cut CO2 by 80% across the business.... read more

NETHERLANDS: FrieslandCampina and Unilever in sustainability pledge

15 November 2011 | Katie Smith

Unilever and Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina have joined forces to boost the availability of sustainable dairy products.... read more

THAILAND: Nestle halts production at facilities in Thailand

9 November 2011 | Katie Smith

Nestle has confirmed that production at two of its factories in Thailand has stopped, as a result of floods that hit the country late last month.... read more

just-food's research round-up

28 October 2011 | Katie Smith

This week's featured reports include a look at flavours in dairy and ice cream in Russia, grocery retailing in Europe and a report on agribusiness in the US.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

24 October 2011 | Katie Smith

This week, two of the world's biggest retailers Wal-Mart and Carrefour were in the spotlight. Wal-Mart is facing questions over its business in China and Carrefour, after a series of profit warnings, is under pressure from one of its investors. Meanwhile, the world's dairy sector gathered in Italy to discuss the challenges facing the sector, including its impact on the environment.... read more

FRANCE: Auchan, Compagnie Fruitiere in sustainable banana initiative

21 October 2011 | Katie Smith

French retailer Auchan has teamed up with French fruit company Compagnie Fruitière to produce "sustainable" bananas.... read more

EU: Brussels acts to tackle dioxin contamination

21 October 2011 | Katie Smith

The European Commission has today (21 October) introduced measures to reduce the risk of dioxin contamination in food and feed.... read more

US: Kraft Foods and USAID to help cocoa farmers

18 October 2011 | Katie Smith

Kraft Foods has signed a deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), to improve the lives of cocoa farmers.... read more

CANADA: SunOpta announces management changes

12 October 2011 | Katie Smith

Canadian natural and organic food maker SunOpta has today (12 October) announced two senior management appointments.... read more

UK: Co-op moves to sustainable palm oil

12 October 2011 | Katie Smith

The Co-operative Group has confirmed that 100% of its palm oil will now come from sustainable sources.... read more

UK: The One Brand expands into cereal

3 October 2011 | Katie Smith

The One Brand has extended its product portfolio with the launch of its One Oaty Goodness porridge range.... read more

UK: Retail body opposed to Welsh bag charge

30 September 2011 | Katie Smith

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today (30 September) criticised Welsh government actions to levy a charge on plastic bags in supermarkets.... read more

UK: Food Ethics Council executive, MacMillan to leave

29 September 2011 | Katie Smith

Executive director at The Food Ethics Council, Dr Tom MacMillan, has announced his intention to leave the company.... read more

US: PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

21 September 2011 | Katie Smith

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.... read more

UK: Samworth Brothers moves to sustainable palm oil

12 September 2011 | Katie Smith

UK food maker Samworth Brothers has confirmed that the palm oil used in all its Ginsters pasties, slices and sausage rolls will now come from certified sustainable sources.... read more

US: Malt-O-Meal expands into Canada

30 August 2011 | Katie Smith

US cereal maker Malt-O-Meal is to expand into Canada for the first time with the launch of its Sally's brand.... read more

SINGAPORE: Petra Foods names director of cocoa sustainability

26 August 2011 | Katie Smith

Cocoa manufacturer Petra Foods has appointed Marc Donaldson to the newly-created role of director of cocoa sustainability.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

26 August 2011 | Katie Smith

There was perhaps only one candidate for quote of the week after the chief executive of UK retailer The Co-operative Group said conditions in the UK were the worst he had seen in his career.... read more

UK: Jamie Oliver launches "sustainable" seafood range

17 August 2011 | Katie Smith

Young's Seafood has teamed up with Jamie Oliver to launch a range of "sustainable" frozen products.... read more