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Danone reveals baby formula supply issues in Australia and NZ

The true impact of the Fonterra milk scare and the subsequent recall looks like it is surfacing, after Danone's subsidiary Nutricia announced a supply shortage in Australia and New Zealand. Danone Nutricia's Karicare and Aptamil websites...Show More Summary

Hovis turns to flavour to lure UK consumers

UK bread maker Hovis is rolling out flavoured loaves to capture consumer attention in a fiercely competitive category. The company has developed a three-strong Hovis Taste Sensations line and argues UK consumers are "on the lookout"Show More Summary

just-food takes a break for Easter

We're off from Friday through Monday, trying to not consume our weight in Easter eggs. The site will be back, up and running on Tuesday 22 April. For those also off, enjoy the extended break.

Why chocolate makers should note changing M&A priorities at ADM

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland had been looking to sell its cocoa and chocolate businesses - and had been in discussions with a suitor (reported to be Cargill) over a deal - but there have been some developments. Last June, ADM confirmed it was in talks over a potential sale of its cocoa business. Show More Summary

B&G jumps on GMO-free bandwagon

US food manufacture B&G Foods has joined the campaign for non-GMO by relaunching a non-GMO version of its spreadable fruit Polaner All Fruit. The new line will feature 11 different varieties of spreadable fruit including Strawberry,Show More Summary

Tesco scrambling for growth in developed markets

I got an early message this morning (15 April) from our sister site, "Tesco are relaunching in the US," it read. Whaaaa?!?! "Don't get excited, not grocery - clothes," it continued. As just-style reports, Tesco plans to launch F&F stores in the northeast of the country, with the first location to open in Boston. Show More Summary

How Nestle CEO Bulcke hinted at more disposals

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke has indicated the world's largest food manufacturer, which has offloaded assets in recent months, may continue to trim its portfolio. Speaking at Nestle's AGM in the Swiss city of Lausanne yesterday (10 April),...Show More Summary

Discounters in the UK: The story is old ..... but it goes on

Fresh data by Kantar Worldpanel issued today (8 April) again showed the inroads discount retailers are making in the UK. Aldi saw its "highest-ever growth" in sales during the 12 weeks to 30 March, Kantar said. The German retail giant...Show More Summary

Morrisons reacts to discounter pressure with own-label unit

The rise of the discounters is weighing heavy on Morrisons' mind as the supermarket responds by creating its own-label unit. Led by trading director Andy Atkinson, reporting into group trading director Casper Meijer, the new unit will...Show More Summary

Jacob's goes crackers in "British hall of fame"

United Biscuits relaunched Jacob's as a "master brand" this week, bringing the group's classic cream crackers together with the likes of Mini Cheddars and Oddities. How to celebrate the heritage of an iconic UK brand that has been trading...Show More Summary

How Parmalat has received another boost in Australia

Days after Parmalat announced it had acquired Australian dairy and fruit juice firm Harvey Fresh comes news of a deal of another sort for the Lactalis-owned Italian dairy giant. Parmalat has secured a new, ten-year contract to supply...Show More Summary

ADM looks to up stake in GrainCorp following bid block

Archer Daniels Midland is looking to up its stake in GrainCorp after Australia blocked its proposed A$3.4bn (US$3.09bn) takeover bid at the end of last year after worries the move was "not in the national interest". The firm which holds a 19.85% stake in GrainCorp is now looking grow its share allowing it to increase its presence outside of the US. Show More Summary

Food security - the debate rages on

The UN's latest report on climate change grabbed headlines around the world yesterday (31 March) with claims of the "pervasive" impact of global warming, a higher risk of flooding and changes to crop yields. But the report simply refuelled...Show More Summary

Repurcussions of botulism scare continue to impact Fonterra

It's been a tough last year for Fonterra and the repurcussions don't appear to have stopped. The firm reported a 53% loss in profits for the first six months of its financial year yesterday attributing the losses to margins being squeezed...Show More Summary

just-food to explore 2014 industry outlook

The team at just-food is busy preparing for its first webinar of the year which will explore the biggest issues set to affect the industry during 2014. Thoughts from members of the industry have been gathered over the last few weeksShow More Summary

GM is safe, Cameron's science advisers claim

A letter from the Council for Science and Technology to UK Prime Minister David Cameron has stressed that food producers and retailers are not doing enough to highlight to consumers the challenges of production and distribution as the...Show More Summary

just-food live from the CAGE investment conference

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Ebro Foods are among the multinational food manufacturers presenting over the next three days here at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London. The CAGE conference has become a key date...Show More Summary

Pinnacle's Birds Eye and Disney team up on healthy eating

Pinnacle Foods' Birds Eye brand has teamed up with Disney in the US in a bid to slash obesity rates by getting kids to explore healthier foods. The aim of the two companies is to work together to up the recommended veg intake in more...Show More Summary

All eyes on Morrisons

Morrisons will come under the investor spotlight tomorrow (13 March) when the UK's fourth-largest grocer reports its annual results. One stockbroker has "rarely been so concerned" going into a set of full-year numbers. And the latest...Show More Summary

Co-Op exec pay details fly in face of PR drive

Details of the pay agreement with Co-Operative group chief executive Euan Sutherland attracted criticism in the weekend press as it emerged that the executive's pay package this year is worth around GBP3.6m. Sutherland will reportedly receive a base salary of GBP1.5m this year, plus a GBP1.5m retention payment. Show More Summary

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