3 December 2013
Heinz has launched a range of frozen sauces in France under its namesake and Bénédicta brands.
25 November 2013
Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan made another investment in the UK with the acquisition of Burton's Biscuit Co. In Australia, grocery retailing giants Woolworths and Coles signed up to a code of conduct governing their relationship with suppliers. And we ran our latest just-food interview, with Patrick Coveney, CEO of private-label convenience food group Greencore.
19 November 2013
Nestle, Danone and Heinz are among a number of FMCG companies that have pledged to work on the "responsible" development of plant-based plastics.
18 November 2013
All three bidders for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory tabled revised offers this week - with the takeover target still backing Canada's Saputo. Meanwhile, Mexican food group Sigma has made a move for Spanish meats firm Campofrio. And our latest just-food interview saw Orkla CEO Age Korsvold talk about the Nordic group's plans for FMCG.
15 November 2013
Heinz is to close three plants in North America as the changes at the ketchup giant continue under its new private-equity owners.
14 November 2013
Two of the bidders for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory have this week made fresh offers for the Australian dairy. The focus now moves to the third suitor - Canadian dairy giant Saputo, which has long coveted an entry into the market and is eyeing the business as a way into Asia.
18 October 2013
This week's selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes global baby food prospects, dairy in Australia, and sugar confectionery in the UK.
11 October 2013
Two Brazilian brothers have agreed to pay almost US$5m to settle allegations that they were responsible for "suspicious trading in call options" for HJ Heinz the day before the announced acquisition of the firm private equity investors.
10 October 2013
Heinz is hoping to "reinvigorate" the UK canned meals category through the launch of a Chilli Con Carne range under its 'Big' brand.
27 August 2013
Heinz is hoping to appeal to the "upmarket" and younger consumer with the launch of a range of premium soups in the UK.
27 August 2013
After Lindt & Sprungli reported higher solid first-half results last week, just-food interviewed the Swiss chocolate group's CEO Ernst Tanner to discuss its growth in mature markets and its patient strategy in developing economies. New Zealand's dairy sector continued to be in the spotlight after another recall of ingredients headed in China. Elsewhere, Heinz's new owners continued their plans to streamline its business, US food firm JM Smucker made a notable move in gluten free with the acquisition of Enray and we spoke to the creator of Powerful Yogurt, a product initially devised for men in the US and now looking at broadening its consumer base and expanding overseas.
22 August 2013
Over 200 Heinz workers in the UK and Ireland could lose their jobs as the ketchup maker's new owners set out more plans to streamline the business.
19 August 2013
A selection of quotes and insight from last week's news.
19 August 2013
Fonterra again dominated the headlines as it grappled with the fall-out of the botulism scare. Import bans mounted and a senior executive resigned. Elsewhere, Heinz announced its first cuts since the takeover of the business, Campbell Soup Co. announced talks to sell a clutch of European assets and US group Pinnacle Foods snapped up Unilever's Wish-Bone dressings business.
14 August 2013
Heinz has announced the first significant job cuts since the Warren Buffett / 3G Capital takeover only last year. Given 3G's track record with previous investments, the news the ketchup and soup company is "streamlining" its business should not be a huge surprise, writes Dean Best.
13 August 2013
Heinz is to lay off 600 workers across the US and Canada - with over half the cuts at its HQ in Pittsburgh.
5 August 2013
The spat between UK retailers Sainsbury's and Tesco grabbed this week's headlines after the country's advertising watchdog ruled in favour of the latter's price comparison scheme.
2 August 2013
Nestle and Heinz have denied accusations their advertising of infant formula and cereal products in India breach regulations in the country.
2 August 2013
Indian authorities are examining claims baby food manufacturers Nestle, Heinz and Abbott Laboratories have broken regulations governing the promotion of infant formula and cereals.
29 July 2013
Sainsbury's has labelled Tesco "unfair" and "contradictory" after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority cleared its larger rival's Price Promise comparison scheme.
26 July 2013
Trade promotions don't seem to boost or sustain sales volumes in the way they used to, so manufactures and retailers need to think again about how they promote their wares.
17 July 2013
The UK organic food market has experienced some ups and downs in recent years but organic baby food producer Organix has remained consistent in its approach to delivering high-quality organic products. Michelle Russell met up with managing director Anna Rosier to find out how the company is driving growth and find out more about the opportunities it see at home and abroad.
17 July 2013
For three weeks in May, the industry's M&A spotlight shone brightest on the organic baby food sector.
5 July 2013
UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons this week struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. Analysts have suggested the acquisition is not a sign PZ Cussons plans a significant push into food and see the deal as one that can support its core home and personal care businesses in the region. Michelle Russell reports.
2 July 2013
UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons has struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden.
21 June 2013
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 given the increasing competition it faces in North America and its focus on pet food but Michelle Russell takes a look at why it might look to divest the unit and who might buy
17 June 2013
Soup manufacturer Heinz has launched a range of branded croutons in the UK.
17 June 2013
This week, just-food spoke with the CEO of Nestle Greater China, Roland Decorvet, who went into detail about the company's strategy in China and the challenges it faces there. We also garnered analysts' thoughts on Amazon's plans for its US grocery business and Carrefour's prospects for the African market. Elsewhere, JBS announced a deal to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil, Sobeys bought Safeway's Canadian operations, and B&G Foods snapped up Pirate Brands.
13 June 2013
Heinz has blamed the cost of shipping infant milks made in the UK to China for its move to cut jobs at its plant in Kendal.
11 June 2013
Heinz is looking to tap into on-the-go breakfast trends in the UK with the launch of two ready-to-eat products aimed at babies.