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UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

Mondelez International's decision to change the way it works with Fairtrade sparked questions about the future of the ethical certification....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Fairtrade Foundation head Mike Gidney 9 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.


How Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.

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.


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.


Mars, Danone aim to up Madagascar vanilla quality 18 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Mars and Danone have launched an initiative to improve the quality of vanilla cultivated in Madagascar.


Food giants aim to show value of long-term vision 30 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo have joined with other companies and financial institutions in a venture that aims to develop a new framework to encourage and measure long-term value creation.


UK fund Downing invests in Real Good Food 29 Jun 17

Dean Best

UK bakery and ingredients group Real Good Food is looking to expand two of its businesses - and has sought investment from local investment firm Downing to help fund its plans.


EU: no evidence of brands "double standards" 28 Jun 17

Liz Newmark

The European Commission has concluded "for the moment" it has no evidence of any significant differences in quality of the same branded food products, including meat, dairy products and chocolate, sold in eastern European member states than elsewhere in the EU.

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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