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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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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.


Milk costs sour Dean Foods results 12 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Dean Foods has reported a second-quarter loss - and warned of another loss in the third quarter in 2014 - as the US milk supplier battles "volatile" commodity costs.


Dean Foods shares plunge after FY forecast cut 9 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Dean Foods dropped more than 5% yesterday (8 May) after the US dairy group lowered its forecast for annual earnings following a loss in its first quarter.


Dean Foods shares sour after 2014 warning 12 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Dean Foods tumbled yesterday after the US dairy giant warned commodity prices would weigh on the business this year.

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