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Week ahead: Gen Mills, ConAgra FYs; Hormel update

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods report their annual results next week. Meanwhile, US peer Hormel Foods holds its annual inves...

Focus: Del Monte Foods to can consumer business?

Del Monte Foods is said to be looking to offload its canned food business. Such a deal may not come as a surprise to industry observers give...


Best bits: West ends Hershey tenure; Iceland Foods

Dean Best | 24 May 2011

Dave West, raised eyebrows last week with his decision to, well, head west and leave his post as Hershey chief executive for the top job at Del Monte Foods. But will Hershey's fortunes head south in the wake of West's departure?


West exit brings uncertainty to resurgent Hershey

Dean Best | 19 May 2011

The surprise announcement that Dave West would be quitting as Hershey chief executive hit the US chocolate giant's shares and brought uncertainty to a company that has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years. Dean Best discusses the reaction to the news and the outlook for the confectioner.


The just-food management briefing - M&A in 2010

Dean Best | 20 Dec 2010

Kraft Foods' move to buy Cadbury in January failed to spark a burst of M&A activity in the food industry, as economic conditions continued to dampen attitude to risk. As the year progressed, however, and confidence returned, the pace of acquisitions picked up. But as Dean Best reports, the nature and rationale behind the deals has altered significantly.


The just-food briefing - M&A in 2010 - timeline 2

Chris Brook-Carter | 20 Dec 2010

As we headed into September, there was uncertainty about the prospects for M&A activity, with analysts at KPMG suggesting the value of deals in the food, drink and consumer goods space in the second quarter stood at just under US$19bn - down from the $49bn of deals recorded in the first three months of the year. However, the last months of 2010 saw a number of key pieces of M&A - notably the merger of Greencore and Northern Foods - and deals signed to see PepsiCo buy Wimm-Bill-Dann and a private-equity consortium by Del Monte Foods.

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Del Monte Pacific acquires Sager Creek

Katy Askew | 11 Mar 2015

Del Monte Pacific has acquired US produce group Sager Creek Vegetable Company through its US subsidiary Del Monte Foods for US$75m.


Del Monte Pacific says business "stabilised"

Katy Askew | 11 Mar 2015

Del Monte Pacific Ltd said today (11 March) that it has "stabilised" its business – despite racking up a net loss in the first nine months of the year – thanks to the completion of a rights issue, the proceeds from which will be used to pay down short term debt.


StarKist invests in US salmon group Silver Bay

Dean Best | 12 Nov 2014

US canned tuna group Starkist and its parent, South Korean conglomerate Dongwon Group, have jointly invested in Sliver Bay Seafoods, an Alaska-based salmon processor.


Del Monte Pacific books growth from base business

Dean Best | 25 Feb 2014

Del Monte Pacific, the Asia-based group that recently acquired Del Monte Foods' canned foods arm, has reported higher underlying annual profits.


Del Monte Pacific books higher underlying profits

Dean Best | 24 Oct 2013

Singapore-based food and drink group Del Monte Pacific has booked an increase in underlying third-quarter profits on the back of higher branded and own-label sales.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food

Katy Askew | 14 Oct 2013

Last week's coverage has been dominated by two highlights of the food industry calendar. The first, industry trade show Anuga, saw just-food speaking to a number of up-and-coming companies, such as US kefir maker Lifeway Foods, about their export plans. The second, The World Retail Congress in Paris, provided us with an opportunity to delve into the emerging trends and hear from the great and the good of the food retail sector.


Del Monte Pacific acquires Del Monte brand in US

Katy Askew | 11 Oct 2013

Singapore- and Manila-listed Del Monte Pacific Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire the consumer foods unit of Del Monte Foods for US$1.68bn.


Nestle eyes "agility" through disposals

Michelle Russell | 2 Oct 2013

Nestle has said there will be some disposals from its portfolio in order to create what the world's largest food manufacturer called a "more flexible, more agile, crisp" organisation.


Del Monte Q1 profits but consumer foods sales fall

Michelle Russell | 11 Sep 2013

Lower costs helped boost Del Monte Foods' first-quarter profits but the US group's consumer food sales tumbled.


H1 profits up at Del Monte Pacific

Dean Best | 14 Aug 2013

Sinagpore-based Del Monte Pacific has booked an increase in first-half profits, helped by revenues in the Philippines, its largest market for branded sales.


Fresh Del Monte, Pinnacle "eye Del Monte unit"

Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2013

US food groups Fresh Del Monte Produce and Pinnacle Foods are understood to be considering offers for the canned food business of Del Monte Foods.


Sales, profits up at Del Monte Foods

Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 2013

Del Monte Foods saw earnings and sales climb in fiscal 2012/13, as sales and operating income from pet and consumer foods increased.


Del Monte "exploring sale of canned food unit"

Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 2013

Del Monte Foods is understood to be exploring the possible sale of its canned food business.


Del Monte Pacific lists in Philippines

Dean Best | 11 Jun 2013

Shares in Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific have started trading in the Philippines, the second listing for the food and drinks group.


Fresh Del Monte wins injunction in trademark spat

Michelle Russell | 2 Apr 2013

Fresh Del Monte Produce said it is "pleased" with a US court ruling that has served an injunction against Del Monte Foods in the two companies' dispute over the Del Monte trademark.


Q3 consumer food profits down at Del Monte

Michelle Russell | 8 Mar 2013

A drop in sales and higher marketing spend hit third-quarter profits from Del Monte Foods' consumer food business.


H1 consumer food profits down at Del Monte

Dean Best | 7 Dec 2012

Lower second-quarter sales and investment in marketing has hit half-year profits from Del Monte Foods' consumer food business.


just-food's research round-up

just-food Research Team | 7 Dec 2012

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes a look at bakery trends, a European dairy industry outlook to 2020, and how stevia will change the sweeteners market.


Del Monte moves into profit in Q1

Michelle Russell | 10 Sep 2012

Del Monte Foods has moved to a net profit in the first quarter of its financial year on the back of an increase in sales.


Consumer brands weakness hits Del Monte sales

Dean Best | 22 Jun 2012

Another quarter of lower sales of consumer products has hit overall revenue at Del Monte Foods.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week

Dean Best | 16 Apr 2012

After a relaxing Easter break, news of another piece of M&A in the UK food sector emerged with a potential management buy-out at cake maker Lees Foods. Later in the week, another UK manufacturer, Adelie Food Holdings, made the headlines with news of its sale to an Indian buyer. Embattled retailers Carrefour and US grocer Supervalu Inc providing trading updates to the market. And, our pages carried an exclusive interview with the chairman and CEO of Spanish food manufacturer Ebro Foods. Click on the headlines for more.


Fresh Del Monte wins TM fight with Del Monte Foods

Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2012

Fresh Del Monte Produce has won a false advertising and breach of contract lawsuit against fellow US food group Del Monte Foods.


Consumer arm suffers during Del Monte Q3

Dean Best | 12 Mar 2012

Del Monte Foods reported falling sales and profits from its consumer foods arm as it booked a decline in earnings for the third quarter of its financial year.


Diamond CEO, CFO exit after accounting probe

Dean Best | 8 Feb 2012

US snack maker Diamond Foods has replaced its CEO and CFO after an internal investigation found the company had incorrectly accounted for payments to walnut growers.

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JM Smucker continues diversification with pet food buy

Katy Askew | 4 Feb 2015

US jam, peanut butter and coffee maker JM Smucker has continued its diversification drive with a deal to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, formerly part of Del Monte Foods, in a deal worth more than US$5.8bn.

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