31-Oct-2013 - United Biscuits (UB) has bought its first factory in Saudi Arabia and aims to use it to boost sales of its brands in the Middle East.
30-Oct-2013 - Researchers have had promising experimental results from using Botox as a weight loss tool in rats and are now hoping to win approval for human testing.
21-Oct-2013 - Mondelēz International is pouring cash into sustainable farming projects, including $400M in cocoa farms in developing economies, to secure a strong and stable supply base.
18-Sep-2013 - The globe’s £10bn banana market could be threatening crocodile species in central America, warns new research published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
18-Sep-2013 - Coffee chain Starbucks is asking American customers to leave their weapons outside its outlets before popping in for a coffee.
06-Sep-2013 - Tesco’s decision to step back from going it alone in China was because it failed to understand the Chinese consumer and how unsuited they are to its so-called “secret weapon” – the clubcard, according to a leading marketing expert.
02-Sep-2013 - Food security is threatened by the global trade in farm products – which allows crop pests and diseases to spread worldwide – and climate change – which allows them to establish in new locations, according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
22-Aug-2013 - Tabasco hot pepper sauce is benefiting from the rising global tide of interest in hot and spicy foods. Here, we chart just some of the ways the sauce is firing palates across the globe.
20-Aug-2013 - Manufacturers could target food and drink exports more proactively, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed in the wake of a Barclays survey indicating they are not prioritising the area.
12-Aug-2013 - Campbell Soup Company plans to sell some of its business in Europe to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and has announced it is in final and exclusive negotiations to clinch the deal.
29-Jul-2013 - Dairy and beverages giant Danone is targeting €200M (£172.7M) in savings in Europe by 2015 by “adapting its structures and costs” as the tough economic climate continues to bite.
03-Jul-2013 - The global popularity of spicy foods, combined with the trend towards ethnic foods in the US, makes Tabasco pepper sauce poised for growth, claims its manufacturer the McIlhenny Company.
14-Jun-2013 - Projects are underway to explore solar power’s large scale commercial and domestic potential to heat and chill food in developing countries, according to a leading figure behind the research.
10-Jun-2013 - Nestlé Canada has denied acting improperly after allegations of price fixing in the country by the Canadian Competition Bureau. Mars Canada, and the distributors ITWAL have also been charged with competition offences.
03-Jun-2013 - Fire at a poultry processing plant in north east China has claimed at least 119 lives, according to China’s official Xinhua News Agency.
13-May-2013 - Globalisation is leading to more adventurous consumers who are increasingly prepared to try spicy foods, including hot pepper sauces, according to the McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco pepper sauce.
07-May-2013 - The number one global food brand is Nestlé’s Maggi range of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Unilever’s Knorr brand came second while PepsiCo’s Lay’s brand was third.
01-May-2013 - Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIIL) is set to begin construction on the largest dairy in the Irish Republic’s history dedicated to making products for export.
03-Apr-2013 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) has called for the introduction of a statutory code of practice for the grocery sector “as a matter of urgency”.
06-Mar-2013 - Improving global food security can’t be tackled in isolation and needs to be aligned with concerted government action to drive down world inequality, food policymakers and experts have been told.
05-Mar-2013 - Politicians should admit the European livestock industry is critically dependent on GM animal feed, according to a senior US government adviser.
01-Mar-2013 - It will take a food security crisis to make European consumers recognise the need for genetically modified (GM) food, warns a senior US government adviser.
27-Feb-2013 - Higher food prices and food price speculation should be welcomed, the boss of the world’s biggest food company Nestlé told the audience at the City Food Lecture at London’s Guildhall this week.
20-Feb-2013 - The world’s biggest food company Nestlé has been drawn into the deepening horse meat scandal, after it was forced to remove beef pasta products in France, Spain and Italy when they were revealed to contain horse DNA.
31-Jan-2013 - The likelihood of growing climate volatility and extreme weather incidents “wiping out” agricultural production and food systems is “increasing rapidly”, warns a leading expert.