Companies including Nestle, General Mills and Mondelez International this week extended voluntary restrictions on how they market food to ch...
General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...
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...
Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...
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.
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.
General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.
Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.
Nine of the world's largest food manufacturers have moved to extend the restrictions they have placed on how they advertise to children.
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.
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.
Genetically modified ingredients is a hot issue, nowhere more so than in the US. Most food makers in the country, through a number of industry organisations, maintain GMOs are safe and insist their use crop cultivation carry environmental and economic benefits. But, at General Mills' shareholder meeting this week, investors in the food giant were asked to vote on whether the company should no longer use the ingredients.
The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.
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