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Latest Interviews

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.

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.

Latest News

WTO urges effort to avoid escalating trade tensions 21 Mar 18

Michelle Russell

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said its members need to work together to "step back from the brink" of an escalation in trade tensions in response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.

Yildiz Holding 'agrees debt refinancing plan' 20 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to refinance as much as US$7bn of debt.

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative 20 Mar 18

Simon Harvey

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero, PepsiCo and J.M. Smucker are refusing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Hershey 'exploring a sale of Tyrrells' 20 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Hershey has been linked with selling off Tyrrells, the UK crisps business it inherited when it acquired US group Amplify Snack Brands in December.

Food sector bodies provide mixed response to Brexit transition deal 19 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

UK food-industry bodies today (19 March) gave a mixed response to the post-Brexit transition period struck between London and Brussels this morning.

Orkla sets specific sugar, salt reduction target for first time 19 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Scandinavian food group Orkla has included a specific salt and sugar reduction target as part of its sustainability goals for the first time.

Latest blogs

Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.

"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 18

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.

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