8 April 2014
Participants within an EU-funded research project on fighting food fraud believe they can help rebuild consumer confidence in Europe's food sector, following last year’s horsemeat scandal, writes Andrew Byrne in Brussels.
8 November 2013
Barilla is to invest EUR30m (US$40m) over three years at subsidiary company's Harry's bakery plant in Montierchaume, central France.
12 September 2013
Boulder Brands is a business under a decade old but one now approaching annual sales of over US$450m. CEO Stephen Hughes set up an investment vehicle in 2005 that became Smart Balance in 2007 when it acquired GFA Brands, the owner of the Smart Balance brand. However, in the last two years, with the spreads sector under pressure, Hughes has brought balance to the business with moves into gluten free - and changed its name to reflect its wider portfolio. In part one of a two-part interview, Hughes discusses Boulder Brands' buoyant gluten-free business.
7 August 2013
Barilla is launching a gluten-free pasta line in the US in a bid to cash in on growing demand in the sector.
12 July 2013
Italian food group Barilla recorded an increase in first-half revenues, despite sales falling in its domestic market.
17 June 2013
This week, just-food spoke with the CEO of Nestle Greater China, Roland Decorvet, who went into detail about the company's strategy in China and the challenges it faces there. We also garnered analysts' thoughts on Amazon's plans for its US grocery business and Carrefour's prospects for the African market. Elsewhere, JBS announced a deal to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil, Sobeys bought Safeway's Canadian operations, and B&G Foods snapped up Pirate Brands.
12 June 2013
Italian food group Barilla has its eye on expanding in Russia and Asia as it increases its focus on international markets to drive sustainable growth.
17 May 2013
Italian food group Barilla saw its profits slide in fiscal 2012 as continued economic uncertainty and rising raw material prices impacted earnings.
30 April 2013
Aside from the US and UK, where the gluten-free category is witnessing strong growth, there are a number of other gluten free markets look likely to develop elsewhere over the coming years.
16 April 2013
Czech group Agrofert Holding plans to use its acquisition of German baker Lieken to launch its own products into Europe's largest economy.
25 February 2013
Italian food group Barilla has signed a deal to sell its German bakery group Lieken to Agrofert, the Czech Republic's largest food maker.
21 December 2012
In the final week before the Christmas and New Year break, just-food published its review of the year, which included lists of our most-read content and featured an in-depth look at the M&A, retail trends, sustainability initiatives and commodity volatility we have seen in 2012. Elsewhere, the founder of US yoghurt firm Chobani ruled out a sale of the business, Sainsbury's said talk chief executive Justin King could leave in February "pure speculation" and Italian food group Barilla outlined its plans for emerging markets.
21 December 2012
As the week draws to an end and the industry prepares to take a Christmas break, Sainsbury's found itself responding to reports its chief exective Justin King may only be staying on in his role for a few months in the New Year. Elsewhere, yoghurt group Chobani dismissed reports it is looking at a listing, while Barilla spoke to just-food about its plans for expansion in Latin America.
17 December 2012
Italian food group Barilla has revealed it is looking to invest in Brazil as part of a wider push into Latin America.
9 October 2012
Italian food group Barilla has opened a EUR40m (US$51.7m) pasta sauce facility in Italy.
25 June 2012
The top stories on just-food this week had a distinctly French flavour. Danone issued a profit warning, with Spain's problems affecting the Activia maker. Meanwhile, French retail giant Carrefour's new CEO Georges Plassat made his first public appearance since taking the job, with the industry keen to hear how he planned to revitalise the world's second-largest retailer.
22 June 2012
Unilever executive Claudio Colzani is to become CEO of Barilla, the Italian food group.
19 June 2012
Italian food group Barilla has put German baking business, Lieken, up for sale.
10 May 2012
Italian food manufacturer Barilla has reported mixed financial results for 2011, with higher raw material costs putting pressure on EBITDA but lower one-off costs meaning its bottom line improved.
20 January 2012
HJ Heinz is considering whether to appeal a court ruling in Italy that has banned an advert that compared its products with those from rival Barilla.
12 December 2011
There would have been weary sighs in retail boardrooms this week after India's government suspended plans to open up its retail sector to more overseas investment. It was, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee claimed, a "missed opportunity" for India. McIlwee, meanwhile, also faced questions about Tesco's UK operations, which reported another quarter of falling sales. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart, another retailer that could benefit from reform in India, raised eyebrows when it admitted it had opened an investigation into bribery allegations within its international operations.
12 December 2011
India hit the industry headlines again this week after the country's government decided to suspend its plans to allow more foreign investment into the local retail sector. Meanwhile, here in the UK, Premier Foods plc, the country's largest food maker, continued its restructuring with the sale of its Brookes Avana division, while Kraft Foods announced plans to revamp its UK manufacturing network leading to a loss of 200 jobs at its Cadbury arm.
6 December 2011
The MD of Italian pasta group Barilla has left his post over strategic differences with the three brothers who own the group.
11 August 2010
Italian pasta group Barilla has entered into an agreement to sell its Kamps bakery chain in Germany to ECM Equity Capital.
15 February 2010
Belgian bakery group Lotus Bakeries today (15 February) booked a jump in annual profits thanks to lower financial costs and a gain from the sale of its Harry's Benelux business.
16 December 2009
Italian police have reportedly raided the offices of a number of the county's leading pasta makers in connection with allegations of price fixing.
24 August 2009
Pasta giant Barilla is to spend SEK150m (US$21.3m) on revamping its Wasabröd crisp-bread production plant in Sweden.
19 August 2009
Crackerbread company Wasa, owned by Italy-based pasta group Barilla, has added two varieties to its crispbread range for the US market.
13 July 2009
Czech bakery group United Bakeries has denied local reports that it is for sale, insisting that it is instead seeking a strategic partner to build on its market leading position in Central Europe.
27 February 2009
Italy’s competition authority has fined 26 pasta makers a total of EUR12.5m (US$15.9m) for allegedly taking part in a price-fixing scheme.