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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...

Focus: Gen Mills turns to M&A to bolster US ops

The US accounts for the bulk of General Mills' business and, with its operations at home under pressure, the food giant has got out the cheq...

Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.


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

Industry giants extend kids marketing pledges 22 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nine of the world's largest food manufacturers have moved to extend the restrictions they have placed on how they advertise to children.


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.


General Mills plans to close two US plants 19 Sep 2014

Dean Best

General Mills has set out plans to close two plants in the US as the food group, with sales under pressure, looks to reduce costs.


General Mills Q1 profits tumble 17 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Shares in General Mills slid today (17 September) after the US food group reported a 25% drop in first-quarter profits.

Latest blogs

just-food visits the 2014 Free-From Expo 4 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.


Heinz flags turbulence in Venezuelan currency 12 May 2014

Katy Askew

This morning (12 May) we ran an in-depth look at the impact policy decisions in Venezuela are having on the food industry in the country.

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