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Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from internat...

On the money: Kellogg stands firm on cereal plans

"There is no quick fix in this business," Kellogg CEO John Bryant conceded last week after reporting another challenging quarter for the US...

US attitude to health, sustainability is changing

Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...

Viewpoint: US health food in play - at a price

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...

Latest Interviews

Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

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.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

Kellogg to launch gluten-free cereal in UK 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg has revealed plans to launch Kellogg's Gluten Free Organic Puffed Corn Cereal in the UK next month.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 22 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


Kellogg and Abraaj table fresh bids for Bisco Misr 18 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg and Abraaj Investment Management have tabled new offers for Egyptian snack firm Bisco Misr, with the US food giant again outbidding the private-equity firm.


Timeline: Tussle for Egypt snack firm Bisco Misr 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg is battling it out with Middle East private-equity group Abraaj to buy Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr. Here just-food provides the highlights in the race so far.


2014's most-read analysis on just-food 16 Dec 2014

Dean Best

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.

Latest blogs

Analysts call for PepsiCo to sell off Quaker 16 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

With sales under pressure and margins precarious, PepsiCo should sell off its Quaker North America business, Jefferies analysts argued today (16 October).


Kellogg shows willing but is it enough to secure UB? 3 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg CEO John Byrant has reportedly flown to London to meet with United Biscuits as part of the US company's bid to seal a deal for the UK biscuits group.

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