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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...

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,...

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 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.


ConAgra names ex-Hillshire chief Sean Connolly CEO 13 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Former Hillshire Brands chief executive Sean Connolly has been appointed the new CEO at ConAgra Foods.


Food industry news of week: Amira, Kellogg 13 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods and Kellogg all indicated they are finding the going tough in the US this week with cuts to financial forecasts. Away from the results, however, it was global rice supplier Amira Nature Foods that grabbed the headlines after being accused of corruption.


ConAgra ends RyKrisp production 30 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has confirmed that it will stop manufacturing RyKrisp crackers due to "low demand" for the product.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 22 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.

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

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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. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

ConAgra Foods, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Prof

Synopsis Canadean's "ConAgra Foods, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile...

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