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Premier gives grounds for (cautious) optimism

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contras...

Brands can adapt to sea change in US food

As the US FMCG sector witnesses the biggest change in consumer habits in a generation, some argue brands are becoming less important. Howeve...

London Mayor's bold plan on ads should be welcomed

How the owners of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar advertise their products has long been a contentious issue in the UK, with campa...

Is Nestle's work on sugar a game-changer?

Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks a...

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.


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

Bioxyne secures dairy formula distribution deal in Asia Pacific 21 May 18

Simon Harvey

Australia-based Bioxyne has secured a two-year distribution agreement in south-east Asia for its dairy formula products.


Russia plots launch of traffic-light nutrition labels 15 May 18

Eugene Vorotnikov

Food products with colour-coded packaging about the sugar, salt and fat content could soon appear on the shelves of Russian retail stores, according to draft voluntary regulations written by the country's consumer watchdog.


Scotland unveils plan to halve childhood obesity rates by 2030 14 May 18

Simon Harvey

Scotland aims to halve childhood obesity rates by 2030 under its Healthy Weight and Diet plan to be launched this summer, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.


WHO urges end to use of trans fats in food 14 May 18

Andy Coyne

The World Health Organization (WHO) is attempting to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.


Investment newcomer The Craftory to focus on challenger brands 14 May 18

Andy Coyne

New UK investment company The Craftory has said it will target challenger brands, including those in the food industry.


WHO targets saturated fat with new guidelines 8 May 18

Andy Coyne

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued strict guidelines in relation to the amount of saturated fat that should be contained in a healthy diet.

Latest blogs

Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents 2 Jan 18

Dean Best

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.



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