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General Mills 2018 investor day - 4 takeaways

General Mills is one of a clutch of US-centric businesses that have been under sales pressure for some time. In the 12 months to 28 May, the...

Column: Room for improvement at Brandless

With the rapid rise of digital-native, direct-to-consumer brands like Dollar Shave Company and The Honest Company, Keith Anderson, senior vi...

Sustainability still leaves some investors cold

There are increasing signs more investors are becoming interested in the corporate sustainability practices of food companies, with some int...

Long read: Does sustainability sell in the UK?

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


St Mamet CEO on French fruit firm's growth plans 16 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.

Latest News

UK minister confident on tariff-free access to EU 21 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

The UK minister for environment, food and rural affairs, George Eustice, has expressed confidence British manufacturers will enjoy tariff-free market access to the EU for foodstuffs, including fish products, post-Brexit.


More than 100 UK jobs at risk at Tulip 21 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Danish Crown has announced some 118 jobs in the UK are at risk due to changing production schedules at the King's Lynn, Norfolk, factory of its subsidiary Tulip.


France starts major farm-to-fork review of sector 20 Jul 17

Stuart Todd

A major series of debates focusing on a farm-to-fork review of France's food sector was officially opened in Paris earlier today by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.


Campbell 2018 plans marked by new e-commerce unit 20 Jul 17

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. is to set up a new e-commerce unit, try to grow its snacks business in developing markets and claim to be more transparent on the way it labels ingredients among a series of initiatives to grow sales in the next 12 months.


Slovakia, EU to hold talks on food standards 20 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

The row over food standards between the EU and four of its member states in the centre and east of the bloc shows no sign of going away, with Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico hitting out at Brussels ahead of talks with the European Commission.


Premier Foods sales slip on grocery weakness 20 Jul 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods revealed this morning (20 July) its first-quarter revenue fell by 3.1% as declining sales of the UK group's grocery brands offset the growth of sweet treats and non-branded items.

Latest blogs

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

Dean Best

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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