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How drawn are US consumers to cage-free eggs?

In recent months, a series of major companies in the US have announced they will switch to cage-free eggs - but how interested are consumers...

2016 briefing: tapping global growth in e-commerce

Online shopping, apps, mobile proliferation and delivery services are transforming how consumers shop. In grocery, the changes sparked by e-...


Katy Askew | 5 Jan 2016

Online shopping, apps, mobile proliferation and delivery services are transforming how consumers shop. In grocery, the changes sparked by e-commerce have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Nevertheless, across developed and developing markets, the growth in e-commerce outpaces bricks-and-mortar retail. In the latest instalment of our management briefing on what to watch in 2016, we take a look at the prospects for online grocery. What markets and categories will offer food makers the greatest growth potential in e-commerce over the coming year? 


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 | 1 Oct 2015

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.


Katy Askew | 18 Sep 2015

The natural products sector has waived in a seismic shift in the mainstream shopping habits of American consumers. This has attracted the attention of legacy brand manufacturers. But as the forces of big food look to cash in, SMEs have leveraged their agility to focus on delivering new products. Here is just-food's pick of some of the most exciting new products on show from SMEs at this year's Natural Products Expo East.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 13 Mar 2015

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.


Andrew Don | 7 Aug 2014

While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.

Latest News

Dean Best | 25 Jan 2016

Kellogg is assessing whether to make more cuts to the amount of sugar in its breakfast cereals on sale in the UK.


Hannah Abdulla | 21 Jan 2016

Philippines-based food group Monde Nissin is to distribute Kellogg's products across the country.


Hannah Abdulla | 11 Dec 2015

This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Dec 2015

Kellogg has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020.


Hannah Abdulla | 8 Dec 2015

Kellogg is to launch a line of six cereals made with so-called ancient grains in the UK.


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Dec 2015

More than 30 US food companies including the likes of ConAgra Foods, Smucker, Kellogg and General Mills have signed up to SmartLabel technology, committing to being more transparent about the ingredients that go into their products.


Hannah Abdulla | 19 Nov 2015

Kellogg has plans to launch 40 products in the US early next year, with innovation in cereal, frozen foods and snacks.


Katy Askew | 11 Nov 2015

Pioneer Food Group, the South African food processor, has confirmed its proposed acquisition of a stake 50% stake in nutritional cereal maker Futurelife Health Products has been cleared by local competition authorities. 


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2015

This week, TreeHouse Foods announced the acquisition of ConAgra Foods' troubled private-label arm for US$2.7bn. Kellogg posted yet another quarter of falling cereal sales, although CEO John Bryant insisted the category was improving. Kraft Heinz Co. announced a fresh swathe of job cuts across the US and Canada And just-food interviewed UK cheese maker Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier who highlighted the challenges in the UK market for an independent dairy operator.


Katy Askew | 6 Nov 2015

TreeHouse Foods confirmed that it will acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. Kellogg revealed further declines at its US cereal business. The Kraft Heinz Co. reported its first results as a combined group – and detailed further job cuts. Here are the highlights from just-food this week. 


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Nov 2015

Continued pressure in the North American cereal category has contributed to another sales and profit decline for Kellogg.


Dean Best | 30 Oct 2015

Kellogg has committed to only source cage-free eggs and stop using gestation stalls in the US by the end of 2025.


Katy Askew | 29 Oct 2015

US snacks-to-cereal group Kellogg has invested US$130m to construct a manufacturing facility in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia, that will serve as a production hub for the group's snack brands in the Asia Pacific region. 


Dean Best | 28 Oct 2015

Snyder's-Lance, the US snacks group, has swooped to strike an agreement to buy Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods.


Katy Askew | 23 Oct 2015

Kellogg is reportedly in late-stage talks over a potential acquisition of US snack maker Diamond Foods in a deal that could be valued at around US$1.5bn. 


Dean Best | 23 Oct 2015

Hershey has outlined a series of new sustainability targets as part of its move to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative drawn up by the Obama administration to "demonstrate support for action on climate change".


Helen Arnold | 16 Oct 2015

Food manufacturing giants including Nestle, Mars Inc and Kellogg have written an open letter to EU commissioners, lobbying for legislation to be introduced to limit the amount of hydrogenated vegetable oils, the main source of trans fatty acids, in processed food. 


Richard Siddle | 12 Oct 2015

Kellogg has revamped its Nutri-Grain Original brand in Australia with a new recipe that the company believes offers a healthier option for consumers.


Dean Best | 2 Oct 2015

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.


Katy Askew | 1 Oct 2015

The CEOs of some of the US's largest food companies - including Mars Inc, General Mills and Kellogg – have called on world leaders to forge "robust international agreements" on climate change at upcoming intergovernmental talks on the issue in Paris. 


Dean Best | 28 Sep 2015

Kellogg today (28 September) announced its second deal in Africa in a fortnight, buying Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for around US$50m.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Sep 2015

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy have announced plans to halve national food waste by 2030.

Latest blogs

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2015

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.


Katy Askew | 19 Mar 2015

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.

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