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Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...

2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A acti...

Consuming issues: Tesco leaves FDF at lights

The unexpected announcement by Tesco that it will incorporate colour-coding, or 'traffic lights', into its front-of-pack nutritional labelli...

Comment: Branded pizza makers face squeeze in UK

Frozen pizza is a convenient meal with family appeal that offers good value for money. In the current economic environment, one could be for...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: PinguinLutosa COO Herwig Dejonghe 5 Nov 2012

Dean Best

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.

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McCain overhauls brand in Canada to boost sales 8 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 26 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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.

Dr Oetker to buy McCain North America pizza arm 21 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Dr Oetker has struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' pizza operations in North America.

McCain Foods to close plant in Canada 8 Aug 2014

Dean Best

McCain Foods is to shut a plant making French fries in Canada, blaming changes in the demand for the product.

NZ dollar forces McCain production review 7 Aug 2014

Dean Best

McCain Foods has blamed the rising New Zealand dollar for a review of its ready meals production in the country.

Latest blogs

The Middle East - the next big thing 23 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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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