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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.

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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


ConAgra launches snack line for "health-conscious" 27 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has launched the Delight Bites snack treat range under its Life Choice brand.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 18 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Chiquita Brands International was in the limelight as it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of two popcorn factories in Ohio, and Campbell Soup Co.'s Plum Baby business announced its exit from the UK. just-food's management briefing series took a trip to Japan to see how food companies can succeed in a low-growth market.


ConAgra to close two Ohio popcorn factories 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has announced the closure of two popcorn-making facilities in Ohio, a move that sees 160 jobs put at risk.


ConAgra CEO Rodkin to step down 11 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin to leave the US food group next May.

Latest blogs

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.


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.

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