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The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO

ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challen...

Comment: US legacy brands still have pulling power

Up-and-coming categories and companies are increasingly setting the pace in the US food sector. Demand for natural, healthy, fresh and susta...

Editor's viewpoint: Upheaval in the US

It was a bumper week of 2014 financial results, particularly from the US, but a flurry of announcements - including some surprise admissions...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

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

Heinz relaunches mustard in US push 17 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Heinz has relaunched its mustard in the US in a bid to grab a slice of a category in which it is not among the top eight brands.


Food industry news of week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral 27 Mar 2015

Dean Best

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.


ConAgra confirms another private-label charge 26 Mar 2015

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods today (26 March) recorded another impairment charge on its private-label business, which continues to see sales under pressure.


Heinz, Kraft merger: Quote, unquote 25 Mar 2015

Dean Best

US-based food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group are set to join forces, creating the number three food and drinks company in North America - and the fifth-largest worldwide. Here is a flavour of how the market reacted.


ConAgra cuts EPS forecast on PL woes, port dispute 13 Feb 2015

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods has cut its forecast for annual underlying earnings, blaming continued weak profits from its private-label business and the impact of the labour dispute at ports on the US West Coast.

Latest blogs

Nestle, ConAgra ditch "diet" for "wellness" in frozen food push 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

As the importance of health has grow in consumers' minds, frozen food has been left out in the cold. But two major manufacturers in the US are looking to heat up the sector by claiming frozen food means healthy.


Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment 27 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.

Company research

ConAgra Foods, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report

ConAgra Foods, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report

ConAgra Foods, Inc. - SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. ConAgra Foods, Inc. - SWOT Analysis examines the company’s key business struc......

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ConAgra Foods, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

ConAgra Foods, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partners

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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ConAgra Foods Inc in Packaged Food (USA)

ConAgra Foods Inc in Packaged Food (USA)

ConAgra Foods Inc is looking to drive growth through the continued development of its private label portfolio and through product innovation. ConAgra is now the largest private label manufacturer in N...

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