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Why Heinz-Kraft merger could herald more deals

The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...

Why Quorn is a tasty takeover treat

Rumours that private equity-owned Quorn Foods could have piqued the interest of the US's WhiteWave Foods caused a stir this week. Neither co...

Top 10 on-trend NPD at Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West has become a key date in the US food industry calendar - and its significance has grown amid changes in consu...

CAGNY: Hain CEO Simon sanguine about competition

Hain Celestial can deal with any increase in competition in the US natural and organic sector from the country's mainstream consumer package...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney 22 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.


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.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: Dr Oetker, Hain 6 Mar 2015

Dean Best

This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.


Food industry quotes of week: UB, Arla 6 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A week of some small but notable M&A transactions included Hain Celestial's purchase of US fresh food group Empire Kosher Foods and the race for Egypt's Arab Dairy being won by investment fund Pioneers Holding. Elsewhere, our latest management briefing included a look at how packaged food groups in the US could tap into the country's food service channel.


Hain buys 100% of deli meats firm Empire 5 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

US natural and organic food group Hain Celestial said it is expanding deli meat and fresh food offering by taking full control of Empire Kosher Poultry.


Food industry news of week: Enjoy Life, CAGNY 20 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International became the latest mainstream packaged food group to react to consumer trends in the US this week with a deal to buy free-from snacks maker Enjoy Life Foods. The acquisition came as many of the US industry giants were at the annual CAGNY investment conference in Florida to outline how they are trying to navigate the significant change in the sector.


CAGNY: Quote, unquote 20 Feb 2015

Dean Best

The annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York investment conference in Florida is one of the key dates in the industry calendar in the US. And this year's event, held this week, could mark a watershed moment.

Latest blogs

Hain Celestial CEO characteristically jovial 20 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon is not one to maintain a stony face when discussing his company's performance. This morning's (20 August) conference call was no exception.


Key industry insight for you while just-food takes a break 26 Aug 2013

Dean Best

It's a public holiday in the UK today (26 August) - thankfully the sun is just breaking through here in south London to help us bask in our Ashes victory - and, while we take a day's break, here are some of last week's top interviews, comment and analysis in case you missed them.

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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) - Financial and Strate

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been c...

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Baby Food in Canada

Baby Food in Canada

Baby Food in Canada industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profi...

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Food Intolerance in the US

Food Intolerance in the US

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), coeliac disease – an allergic reaction to gluten – affects approximately one in 141 people of the US population. The disease is marked by an inabil...

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