There are increasing signs foodservice is gaining share from the grocery retail channel in the US. However, branded manufacturers face the t...
Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...
| 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.
| 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.
| 22 Nov 2013
Belgium-based canned and frozen fruit and veg group Greenyard Foods has booked a half-year loss from the businesses left after the sale of potato arm Lutosa to McCain Foods.
| 21 Oct 2013
McCain Food has said it is preparing to launch McCain Waffles as part of a drive to deliver brand growth.
| 16 Oct 2013
McCain Foods said cheaper imports, combined with higher input costs and surplus capacity, were behind its decision to close a potato processing plant in Australia.
| 7 Oct 2013
McCain Foods has launched Quick Cook French Fries, oven fries that are ready to eat in five minutes.
| 9 Aug 2013
Frozen food specialist McCain Foods is to invest US$100m in the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Burley, Idaho.
| 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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