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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,...

Comment: Oxfam as industry's "critical friend"

Oxfam's latest analysis of the food industry's efforts on to tackle climate change demonstrates how the NGO can partner with industry at tim...

Editor's viewpoint: Gen Mills' domestic challenge

General Mills chief Ken Powell did his best yesterday (25 June) to be positive despite a surprise fall in sales in the US food giant's fourt...

Editor's viewpoint: Kellogg yields to yoghurt

After seeing the boom in yoghurt sales in the US chip away at demand for breakfast cereal, Kellogg has accepted it needs a piece of the acti...

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.

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Bonduelle fire causes "considerable" damage 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Canned vegetable supplier Bonduelle has said damage to its plant in Tecumseh Ontario Canada is "considerable" after a fire broke out on the night of 17 July.

General Mills opens innovation centre in China 15 Jul 2014

Dean Best

General Mills today (15 July) opened its first innovation centre in China and signalled its belief it could tap into demand for healthier and more convenient products in the country.

General Mills unveils fresh swathe of NPD 8 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

General Mills has unveiled a new line-up of product launches for the summer in a bid to revive US sales.

General Mills launches Nature Valley "bites 7 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills is targeting the healthy snack market with the launch of its latest product under the Nature Valley brand in the UK.

General Mills launches 'snacking' granola 1 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills has extended its US snack bar brand Larabar into another category, with the launch of a granola line.

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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