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What does Ferrero/Ferrara deal mean for Nestle?

Ferrero and Ferrara Candy Co. have this summer been named as two possible bidders for Nestle's US confectionery assets. This week, they anno...

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....

Nestle 2017 Investor Day - 5 things to learn

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual inves...

Latest Interviews

Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.


Why UK chocolate upstart Doisy & Dam focused on sustainability at outset - interview 26 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

UK-based chocolate business Doisy & Dam recently announced it had gained B Corporation status. Ben Cooper spoke with co-founders, Ed Smith and Rich Wilkinson about the importance this young company places on sustainable growth.

Latest News

Nestle fast-tracks restructuring 20 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Nestle is fast-tracking "several'' restructuring projects after the KitKat and Maggi noodles maker realised results from other savings programmes ahead of schedule.


NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 17

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


Earnings summary - Nestle RIG climbs 1.8%, sees drop in operating profit margin; Unilever feels chill from ice cream 19 Oct 17

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just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Yowie confectionery arrives in Canada 19 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Australian confectioner Yowie Group said its products will now be available at select Canadian retailers as the company builds on its expansion beyond its biggest market in the US.


Italian confectioner Ferrero to buy US candy firm Ferrara 19 Oct 17

Andy Coyne

Italian confectionery business Ferrero has announced it is to acquire US firm Ferrara Candy Co. via an affiliated company.


Premier Foods to sell Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes in New Zealand 17 Oct 17

Andy Coyne

UK group Premier Foods is to directly sell its Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes into New Zealand for the first time.

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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