City analysts have backed the new boss at Marks & Spencer (M&S), Steve Rowe, after the company unveiled food sales below analysts’ expectations.
The European Union and Chile have finalised the first of a new generation of agreements aimed at facilitating trade in organic products.
The European Commission has fined Spanish vegetable processor, Riberebro, €5.2 million for price fixing in a canned mushroom cartel from 2010 to 2012.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared a ‘Decade of Action on Nutrition’, placing nutrition firmly at the heart of its sustainable development agenda.
It’s the world’s most popular food flavour but less than 1% of global demand for vanilla can be met by the natural vanilla orchid – and this year’s supplies have...
Tetra Pak has acquired Laude, which designs, develops and manufactures plastic moulds for hard and semi-hard cheese.
French investment firm Eurazeo is in exclusive discussions to acquire over ten European chocolate and candy brands from Mondelēz International to become a new competitor in the confectionery sector.
Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to axe 229 jobs at its smaller Scottish dairies, while investing £15M over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at Bellshill,...
Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.
Scottish soft drinks company AG Barr says it will focus on lower sugar products to adapt to changing consumer tastes and the chancellor’s proposed sugar tax.
Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.
BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in March.
Emerging market slowdowns are having a knock-on effect on the global packaged food market, according to market analyst Euromonitor, which has downgraded its growth forecast for the next five years. “It’s...
The government’s forthcoming 25-year Food and Farming Plan has been slammed for its failure to address key issues of sustainability and described as a missed opportunity and “doomed to be...
Brexit should not affect standards of food safety and quality or the amount of fraud in the system, according to NSF International.
The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the...
Soft drinks companies are looking into options, including legal action, in the wake of the government plans to introduce a soft drinks tax.
A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.
French politicians have adopted a tax on palm oil used in food, calling the new €30 per tonne tax "more realistic" than the previous levy of €300.
A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.
The food manufacturing sector is responsible for the bulk of edible food that is wasted in the UK, according to a leading food charity.
A surprise tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, has dismayed manufacturers but delighted campaigners, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Italy has once again called on the European Commission to act against the UK’s traffic light nutrition label, which it says is unfairly hitting Italian trade whilst also failing to...
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has finally taken a position on the possibility of Britain leaving the EU, known as Brexit, as 71% of its members "overwhelmingly endorse" the decision to stay in...