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Viewpoint: US health food in play - at a price

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...

The challenge of brewing growth from centre-store

Food manufacturers seem to be willing to take more risks on NPD, which is encouraging after seeing years of caution and a focus on nostalgia...

Editor's viewpoint: US consumer chill lingers

Read the financial statements and listen to the conference calls from US food manufacturers in recent days and it is clear: companies operat...

On the money: Dean: Savings to offset weak volumes

Dean Foods said an expected increased savings in the fourth quarter and into 2014 will help offset volume deleveraging from its lost busines...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.


Alpro reaps rewards of portfolio expansion 28 Oct 2013

Dean Best

Alpro has had three owners in four years but one executive that has been at the company throughout is CEO Bernard Deryckere. He talks to Dean Best about the success Alpro, now owned by US firm WhiteWave Foods, has had with the recent expansion of its product portfolio.

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2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


WhiteWave ups forecasts after "record" Q3 10 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Alpro and Silk owner WhiteWave Foods today (10 November) lifted its forecasts for 2014 sales and underlying earnings per share after reporting a "record" third quarter.


Dean Foods shares jump on outlook, Q3 beat 10 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Dean Foods has seen its share price jump today (10 November) after the US dairy group beat third-quarter analyst expectations and guided to an improved fourth-quarter performance.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 22 Sep 2014

Dean Best

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.


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.

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