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Comment: ConAgra failing to address core issues

ConAgra Foods believes its latest acquisition - Chinese potato group TaiMei - will help further unlock the growth potential in its Lamb West...

TreeHouse well-placed after Flagstone move

Since the inception of TreeHouse Foods in 2005, the US private-label group has snapped up businesses supplying the centre of the store. Now,...

Editor's viewpoint: Big year ahead for ConAgra

After a tough year, which included three profit warnings, ConAgra Foods and its management team face a very important 12 months. The US grou...

Editor's viewpoint: Questions mount for ConAgra

After three profit warnings in a year, it is little wonder the performance of US food giant ConAgra Foods is under scrutiny....

Latest Interviews

just-food interview - Quorn Foods CEO - part two 17 Jan 2014

Dean Best

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free group, is enjoying a period of robust sales growth in the UK - but the business, owned by Exponent Private Equity, has international ambitions. In part two of the latest just-food interview, CEO Kevin Brennan discusses the company's overseas performance and prospects.


Interview: Boulder Brands CEO - part one 12 Sep 2013

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

ConAgra buys Chinese potato firm TaiMei 14 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US food manufacturer ConAgra Foods has announced the acquisition of Chinese potato processor TaiMei in a US$93m deal.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 30 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

In a week when ConAgra Foods faced uncomfortable questions over its performance, Ben & Jerry's waded into the GMO-debate and the UK government revealed that it is looking at various ways to curb sugar consumption - including fiscal levers - here is just-food's week in words.


ConAgra: We expect consumer volumes to improve 26 Jun 2014

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods today (26 June) told investors it expects sales volumes from its consumer foods division - under pressure in recent months - to improve as the company moves through its new financial year.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 23 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Trading conditions in the UK and US remain tough and this week two companies - Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods - saw their shares hit after reporting sluggish sales. Elsewhere, the CEOs of the world's largest food manufacturers announced actions they believe will improve consumers' health.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 23 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week shares dipped in both Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods after the firms said they were likely to miss earnings forecasts for their respective quarters. Elsewhere, PepsiCo and Mondelez both showed their commitment to R&D through the opening of new facilities. Danone debuted its desserts range in the US, but in the UK was in hot water with the advertising watchdog who claimed its Nutricia Growing Up Milk ad implied the health of kids that didn't consume the product would suffer. Here is the week in quotes

Latest blogs

ConAgra, Cargill milling JV cleared - but plants must be sold 21 May 2014

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods has secured clearance for its move to join its flour milling business with a venture run by Cargill and CHS - but after the parties agreed to sell off four plants.


ConAgra fined for... lead in paint? 17 Dec 2013

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has been ordered to contribute to a damages payment totalling US$1.1bn to replace lead paint in millions of homes in California.

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