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Can new Orkla CEO please investors?

With Orkla's organic growth just about ticking over, investors will be keen to see more concrete guidance from the incoming chief executive....

How food companies can make most of longer lives

The food industry has been ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. How can food companies effectively meet the needs of the...

How to use packaging to beat FMCG's counterfeiters

Identifying the right pack to beat counterfeiting is vital for FMCG. We identify weaknesses in the packaging supply chain and how tech can s...

Analysis: Saputo's European return

Saputo, one of the world's top-ten dairy companies, is set to return to Europe after a six-year absence with the acquisition of UK firm Dair...

Latest Interviews

"I want to try to be optimistic. We've been let down before" - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil chief executive Darrel Webber exhorts food companies to buy sustainably 27 Mar 2019

Ben Cooper

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil speaks with Ben Cooper about its new standards and how food companies can promote the idea palm oil can be a sustainable commodity.


"The timing for edible insects could not be better" - Eat Grub co-founder Shami Radia, the bitesize interview 15 Jan 2019

Simon Harvey

Eat Grub co-founder Shami Radia outlines why the UK firm believes the prospects for edible insects are strong and the business' plans for growth.

Latest News

Fonterra sells off stake in whey protein JV to UK's First Milk 25 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

A UK dairy cooperative has bought peer Fonterra's stake in a joint venture the two companies set up in 2011.


Canadian PE firm Ardenton buys into UK-based Food Innovations 19 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

Canadian-headquartered private-equity firm Ardenton Capital Corp. has invested in a UK-based manufacturer of specialist products for the home baking and retail market.


Finnish food business Fazer Group to buy local peer Kaslink 19 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

Finnish food business Fazer Group is to buy a local peer specialising in Nordic oat products, it has announced.


Lantmannen CFO Ulf Zenk to leave bakery group 17 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

Swedish agri-food group Lantmännen has announced that its chief financial officer is to leave the business.


India increases tariffs on US exports in tit-for-tat move 17 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

The Indian government has taken retaliatory action after President Trump's administration cancelled India's preferential trade partner status.


Cargill pledges more cash to fight deforestation after admitting industry target unlikely to be met 14 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

US agri-food giant Cargill has admitted an industry goal to end deforestation by 2020 is unlikely to succeed.

Latest blogs

Bar brawl - US snack firms Clif and Kind joust over ingredients 11 Mar 19

Dean Best

Clif Bar & Co. and US snack peer Kind have become involved in a public spat over the ingredients the companies use in their snack bars.


Seeing the palm oil for the trees 10 Jan 19

Dean Best

Ocado has set up an ‘aisle’ on its website displaying products that do not contain palm oil, in response, the UK online grocer says, to growing interest from consumers in the ingredient.



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