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Looking to 2016, it seems likely many of the trends that drove a bumper year of deal-making will persist over the next 12 months - consolida...

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Dean Best | 3 Jan 2016

Looking to 2016, it seems likely many of the trends that drove a bumper year of deal-making will persist over the next 12 months - consolidation, health, simple foods and emerging markets.


Katy Askew | 27 May 2015

Hormel Foods has moved to acquire Applegate Farms to tap into growing demand for natural and organic protein in the US. But what makes Applegate different is its ethical take on food production. If the company is to retain consumer trust under its new corporate owner, Hormel must let Applegate remain true to its founding principles, Katy Askew argues.


Dean Best | 3 Mar 2015

A swathe of mainstream US packaged food manufacturers are searching for growth as grocery retail stagnates amid significant changes to consumer habits. In just-food's latest management briefing, we look at whether the foodservice channel could present opportunities for growth.


Dean Best | 21 Nov 2014

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia - and has turned to a business in Australia to help it achieve that goal.

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Hannah Abdulla | 8 Feb 2016

Hormel Foods is expanding its peanut butter brand Skippy in the US with the launch of bite-size snacks.


Dean Best | 6 Jan 2016

Hormel Foods has indicated it has "bold growth plans" for peanut butter brand Skippy in the UK as the US group announced a change of distributor for the product in the country.


Dean Best | 24 Nov 2015

Hormel Foods, the US group, today (24 November) booked "record" annual earnings, though its full-year sales dipped after a near-6% drop in its fourth quarter.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Nov 2015

Hormel Foods has said it is "extremely disappointed and concerned" following the release of a video depicting animal cruelty at one of its supplier farms in the US.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Nov 2015

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Oct 2015

China is lifting a ban it imposed on US pork products last year over the use of a feed additive.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Oct 2015

Hormel Foods Corp., has announced the appointment of James Snee to the position of chief operating officer.


Helen Arnold | 16 Oct 2015

Seven US food and drink companies including Hain Celestial, Hormel Foods, Kraft Heinz Co. and Pinnacle Foods have agreed to publicly reveal how they are assessing and managing the risk that water poses to global food supplies. 


Katy Askew | 19 Aug 2015

Hormel Foods reported higher third-quarter profits and raised its full-year outlook despite a near-50% reduction in earnings at its Jennie-O Turkey business due to the impact of avian influenza.


Dean Best | 29 May 2015

Hormel Foods' latest move to inject more growth into its business - a move for US organic meats firm Applegate Farms - grabbed the headlines this week. In Europe, France's Groupe Bel struck a deal in Africa and is to take a majority stake in Moroccan dairy Safilait.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 May 2015

This week, Hormel Foods announced it was acquiring US natural and organic meat processor, Applegate Farms. In the UK, scrutiny over campylobacter continued with the Food Standards Agency revealed 73% of shop-bought chickens are contaminated with the food poisoning bug. Here is the week in quotes.


Katy Askew | 27 May 2015

Hormel Foods has entered an agreement to acquire US organic meat group Applegate Farms for around US$775m.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 May 2015

Hormel Foods has announced it is to close a CytoSport manufacturing facility in Benicia, California.


Katy Askew | 20 May 2015

Hormel Foods has booked a jump in half-year sales and earnings but warned its Jennie-O Turkey business will be "significantly challenged" by the impact of bird flu.


Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2015

Post Holdings revealed yesterday (29 April) that avian influenza has been detected at an unnamed third party supplier of eggs to its Michael Foods Group business.


Dean Best | 21 Apr 2015

Hormel Foods has said the outbreak of HN52 avian influenza at a number of turkey farms will put pressure on sales and earnings from its Jennie-O Turkey Store division in the US giant's current financial year.


Katy Askew | 9 Apr 2015

Avian influenza H5N2 has been found at a Hormel Foods-owned turkey farm in Minnesota.


Hannah Abdulla | 19 Feb 2015

Hormel Foods has raised its forecast for annual earnings on the back of increased profits during the first quarter of its financial year.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Feb 2015

Hormel Foods has refused to be drawn into speculation it is in the late stages of talks to buy organic meat processor Applegate Farms.


Dean Best | 4 Feb 2015

Hormel Foods has touted the benefits of a US government pilot programme into the high-speed inspection of pork plants after claims the scheme could be endangering consumers.


Dean Best | 2 Feb 2015

Hormel Foods is at the centre of claims a US government pilot programme for inspections of pork plants is putting consumers at risk.


Dean Best | 30 Jan 2015

In the first of the week's big deals, Post announced the acquisition of MOM brands, a fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer. Post said the buy would cement its position as the third-largest cereal maker in the US.


Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 2015

Philippines food and drink business San Miguel Corp. is to buy out US group Hormel Foods from the companies' venture in Vietnam.


Dean Best | 16 Dec 2014

Our analysis of the key developments and trends in emerging markets - both within the countries and how local companies are eyeing expansion - attracted your attention in 2014.

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Katy Askew | 18 Jun 2015

Hormel Foods revealed some key management appointments as it looks to bring the recently-acquired Applegate Farms under its wing.

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