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Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Foodservice, April '17: Panera, Burger King

One of the biggest M&A deals in the foodservice sector came in April, with European investment firm JAB Holding moving to buy US bakery-cafe...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Gerber adapting to grow 1 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Gerber, one of the most-established names in the baby food sector, is marking its 90th anniversary. In some markets, a company can trade on that longevity; in others, it can turn some consumers off. Bill Partyka, Gerber's president and CEO, talks to Dean Best about how the Nestle-owned company is emphasising its heritage in China but seeking to adapt to changing consumer tastes in the US.


Interview: Ambitious Arla stays patient in Africa 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.

Latest News

Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" with Ireland 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.


CP Foods profits up despite livestock pressure 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

Charoen Pokphand Foods, the Thailand-based meat and seafood group, saw its earnings in the first half of the year rise despite a sharp fall in segment profits from its livestock division.


H1 sales, earnings up at San Miguel Pure Foods 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

San Miguel Pure Foods, the Philippines-based meat-to-dairy supplier, has reported higher first-half sales and profits.


Marico to drive Saffola NPD towards health 15 Aug 17

Raghavendra Verma

India’s consumer goods company Marico is to put emphasis on the product development for food brand Saffola on healthier items.


UK publishes post-Brexit customs proposals 15 Aug 17

Dean Best

The UK today (15 August) set out its ideas for the post-Brexit customs arrangements between the country and the EU, with London asserting the proposals would "avoid a cliff-edge" for businesses in both markets.


Ferrero in hazelnut talks with Azerbaijan 15 Aug 17

Andy Coyne

Ferrero has held talks with the government of Azerbaijan that could lead the Italian food giant supporting the cultivation of hazelnuts in the country.

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.


Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

Dean Best

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.

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