The starting gun on the race for Quorn Foods is to be fired this week and interest in the UK meat-free business is likely to be high....
There are increasing signs foodservice is gaining share from the grocery retail channel in the US. However, branded manufacturers face the t...
| 4 Mar 2015
There are increasing signs foodservice is gaining share from the grocery retail channel in the US. However, branded manufacturers face the thorny question of how to use their brand strength in conjunction with foodservice operators, many of whom have their own, equally strong, brand pulling power. In this installment of the just-food management briefing we look at how brands can be leveraged in foodservice.
| 14 Feb 2014
The blame game continues to escalate as to who is responsible for the obesity crisis in the UK. While some point the finger at the Government for not being convicted enough in its approach to tackle the problem, the finger is often pointed back at the food industry for failing to co-operate. Hannah Abdulla explores the complex issue.
| 13 May 2013
US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings kicks off a relatively quieter week of results with its half-year numbers on Monday. On Tuesday, meat giants Marfig and JBS will report on how it fared in the first three months of the year - as will Wal-Mart on Thursday. The week also includes an international conference in the Netherlands looking at the sustainable cultivation of soy.
| 31 Jan 2013
There may be caution over the prospect for blockbuster deals in a dilapidated economic environment, but the food sector mergers and acquisitions table still has plenty to whet the appetite.
| 5 Nov 2012
European food group PinguinLutosa has undergone a period of significant change in recent years, with two notable acquisitions. And that transformation has continued but this time with a deal to sell one part of its business, Lutosa, to McCain Foods. COO Herwig Dejonghe speaks to just-food about the changes and his thoughts for the future of the frozen and canned food group.
| 30 Sep 2015
Companies including Danone, Kerry Group, Singapore-based agribusiness and food group Wilmar International and South Korean business Pulmuone Co. are eyeing Quorn Foods, joining the likes of McCain Foods as possible bidders for the UK meat-free firm.
| 8 Sep 2015
A sale of Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, is expected by the end of the year with potential suitors receiving information memoranda this week, just-food understands.
| 7 Sep 2015
McCain Foods and Nomad Foods are reportedly to be mulling a move for UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods.
| 3 Aug 2015
Kellogg and McCain Foods are reportedly on a list of firms that have seen some of their products rejected for approval by India's food safety watchdog.
| 9 Jul 2015
McCain Foods has announced plans to invest in a plant in Australia, building a new packing line and upgrading storage.
| 24 Apr 2015
McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.
| 21 Apr 2015
McCain Foods has launched a frozen roast potato range in Australia.
| 15 Apr 2015
McCain Foods is rolling out a new line of frozen meals containing whole grains under its Healthy Choice brand in Australia and New Zealand.
| 9 Apr 2015
McCain Foods is launching a line of McCain Pizza Toasties in Australia, a pizza snack aimed at "families on-the-go".
| 16 Mar 2015
McCain Foods has launched six new frozen potato products in the UK.
| 6 Mar 2015
McCain Foods has launched seven products into the French market.
| 21 Jan 2015
McCain Foods has announced plans to close its production facility in Grobbendonk, Belgium, with the potential loss of 123 jobs.
| 16 Dec 2014
Indian processed food company Mother Dairy will launch its first frozen snack - Aloo Tikki, a potato-based Indian delicacy - nationwide by the end of this year, a company executive has told just-food.
| 21 Nov 2014
Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods has reported higher underlying half-year profits.
| 8 Oct 2014
McCain Foods, the Canada-based frozen food group, has unveiled a "major re-branding and positioning strategy" in its domestic market as it seeks to revitalise stagnant retail sales.
| 26 Aug 2014
This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.
| 21 Aug 2014
Dr Oetker has struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' pizza operations in North America.
| 8 Aug 2014
McCain Foods is to shut a plant making French fries in Canada, blaming changes in the demand for the product.
| 7 Aug 2014
McCain Foods has blamed the rising New Zealand dollar for a review of its ready meals production in the country.
| 24 Jul 2014
New Zealand seafood group Sealord has confirmed the appointment of former McCain Foods executive Steve Yung as its CEO.
| 22 Jul 2014
New Zealand seafood processor Sealord has refused to be drawn into speculation the new CEO it is appointing former McCain Foods executive Steve Yung.
| 27 Feb 2014
Frozen food giant Findus Group has snapped up the Belgian retail business of Lutosa as part of the EU's clearance of McCain Foods' acquisition of the potato products supplier.
| 31 Jan 2014
Foreign exchange has weighed on sales at Belgium-based frozen and canned food group Greenyard Foods.
| 23 Feb 2014
With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.
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