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Mondelez Q1: top takeaways

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Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Raisio interim CEO Jarmo Puputti 16 May 2017

Dean Best

Finland-based Raisio – the company behind brands including Elovena cereal and the cholesterol-targeted Benecol – has had an eventful year, including the departure of long-time chief executive Matti Rihko. Four months on from Rihko’s resignation, Raisio has yet to appoint a replacement. One of Rihko’s colleagues, Jarmo Puputti, was handed the job on an interim basis and he is attempting to get sales and profits growing again after a year of declines. Puputti speaks to Dean Best about Raisio’s performance in the early months of 2017, his plans for growth and his bid to take the top job permanently.

Latest News

Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 Jun 17

Dean Best

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


Nestle feels heat from activist investor 26 Jun 17

Katy Askew

Third Point, a US hedge fund controlled by Daniel Loeb, has taken a CHF3.28bn (US$3.38bn) stake in Nestle - equivalent to about 1% of shares - and called for a strategy shake-up at the Swiss food giant.


Boparan sales up, profits pressured in "tough" Q3 26 Jun 17

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (26 June) reported rising sales but pressure on profits in what it described as a "tough" third quarter of its financial year.


Vitasoy FY profits rise 23 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings has reported a rise in annual profits despite a fall in revenue in the wake of selling assets in the US.


Hain Celestial issues delayed FY results 22 Jun 17

Dean Best

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic group, has issued the set of annual financial results that had been delayed for almost a year by a review into its accounting.


UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.

Latest blogs

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage 23 May 17

Ben Cooper

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievements.


Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

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