With memories of peak prices in 2007-8 still vivid, manufacturers must keep a close watch on commodity markets. Sudden shifts can have a massive, overnight impact on costs - and worsen food insecurity in developing countries.
Food taxes were raised again last week as a way to help stem obesity rates – but are they really necessary? And would they work?
MEPs passed a resolution last week demanding decisive action to stop the spread of the Xylella bacterium, which has already destroyed thousands of olive trees in Italy.
The WWF report offers industry a five-step plan to tackle global water scarcity and holds up certain food and drink companies for their best practice.
Food industry exports could be hit by challenging exchange rates, calling the sector’s recent growth into question, figures show as one of Britain’s biggest manufacturers urges the UK to leave...
The price of fruit and vegetables in the UK has tripled in the past 30 years, while the price of ice cream has halved – a pattern being repeated across...
Own-brands have enjoyed a boom in crisis-hit Europe, winning new consumers with both price and quality – but big brands are resorting to aggressive pricing and promotions to win back their...
The EU and Mexico will strengthen their economic ties by modernising the Free Trade Agreement, announced EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Mexican economic minister yesterday. ...
Global food import costs are set to reach their lowest level in five years during 2015, even as volumes remain the same or rise slightly, according to the Food and...
Manufacturers must take the threat of bribery more seriously by putting in place measures to safeguard against it, a legal expert has advised. The warning comes as new figures suggest...
More than a third of Russians (37%) have noticed that some of their favourite brands are missing from store shelves following food sanctions – compared to about a quarter (26%)...
Food and drink trade increased in most of Europe last year – though production in a few member states could have been better, said a representative at FoodDrinkEurope.
We are entering a new economic paradigm based on clean energy and organic agriculture, says American economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin.
More sustainable production is needed to ensure food and nutrition for future generations, but sustainability faces hidden threats, claims the Worldwatch Institute.
Unilever share prices surged more than 4% within a few hours of the company announcing that its first quarter sales had risen 12.3% to €12.8bn, exceeding expectations.
Ajinomoto has denied claims published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper that it was eyeing Tate & Lyle’s Splenda sucralose business.
Biofuels policies rely on cutting food consumption in order to reduce emissions, according to a study published in the journal Science.
A sharp drop in sugar prices is the main factor behind a fall in overall global food prices, says the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Fostering children's willingness to try new flavours and foods has clear benefits for the food industry - yet researchers say baby food manufacturers may be inadvertently creating picky eaters.
Sweden has launched a new nationwide information service to provide better guidance and information to its people on all consumer-related queries.
Tate & Lyle said there was no change to its full year guidance in a trading update on Thursday morning.
Price policies could encourage healthier diets, according to a new publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe.
European food companies are illegally grabbing land from smallhold farmers in Africa as part of the G8 New Alliance project, says an Action Aid report published this month.
As MEPs prepare to discuss proposed amendments to TTIP’s investor principle in Riga next week, the European Commission says that most of the controversy springs from ‘common misconceptions’.
The drop in corporation tax, promise of increased investment funding and support for British farmers in the 2015 UK budget were largely supported by British food and drink manufacturers.
Online grocery shoppers tend to prefer navigating to product pages rather than searching for specific products, according to a study funded by the European Research Council.