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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...

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...

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, Cargill take popcorn, sauces to Brazil 15 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods is launching its ACT II popcorn product and its Hunt's line of condiments in Brazil under an agreement with Cargill.


ConAgra, Skinnygirl launch low-cal popcorn 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has teamed up with health and wellness foods producer, Skinnygirl, for the US launch of a low-calorie popcorn line.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 22 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.


Underlying Q1 profits up at ConAgra 18 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has reported a rise in underlying first-quarter earnings despite lower sales.


ConAgra cleared of liability for 2010 explosion 10 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

A US court of appeal ruled ConAgra Foods is not liable for a 2010 fire and explosion in which three workers were seriously injured.

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.

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