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Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

Column: It's not child's play for TreeHouse

After a largely smooth decade for TreeHouse Foods since its inception in 2005, the largest private-label supplier in the US has found it tou...

Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Latest Interviews

From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.


Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.

Latest News

French food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 Nov 17

Stuart Todd

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.


Losses widen but India's Ruchi Soya looks to future 16 Nov 17

Dean Best

Ruchi Soya has reported rising half-year losses amid falling sales, sparking a warning from the India-based edible oil and soy foods group’s auditors but the company – which has struck a deal to sell a majority stake in itself – has spoke of a "bright future" for the business.


Savola CEO Rayan Fayez quits 15 Nov 17

Dean Best

Savola CEO Rayan Fayez has resigned from the Saudi Arabia-based food manufacturer and retailer after less than two years in the job.


Nordic food group Orkla sells K-Salat business to Stryhns  15 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Orkla is to sell its K-Salat business in Denmark to Norway's Stryhns, part of the Norwegian food group Agra AS.


TPP11 nations move trade pact forward with new name 15 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have agreed on core elements of the new trade pact that is moving forward despite the absence of the US from the agreement.


US-based Lyons Magnus draws investment from private-equity firm Paine Schwartz 14 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Lyons Magnus, a US-based maker of dessert sauces and toppings, has attracted investment from private-equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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