27 February 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.
14 February 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.
31 January 2014
Foreign exchange has weighed on sales at Belgium-based frozen and canned food group Greenyard Foods.
22 November 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 October 2013
McCain Food has said it is preparing to launch McCain Waffles as part of a drive to deliver brand growth.
16 October 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 October 2013
McCain Foods has launched Quick Cook French Fries, oven fries that are ready to eat in five minutes.
9 August 2013
Frozen food specialist McCain Foods is to invest US$100m in the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Burley, Idaho.
25 July 2013
Belgium-based food group Greenyard Foods, previously known as PinguinLutosa, saw sales slide in the first quarter of its financial year after the sale of its Lutosa business - but underlying revenues were up.
29 May 2013
McCain Foods will have to offload the Lutosa retail brand in Europe after the EU looked into the impact of the Canadian giant's acquisition of the business from rival PinguinLutosa.
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.
25 March 2013
McCain Foods has announced plans to close a frozen vegetable production plant in South Africa, with the loss of almost 800 jobs.
25 February 2013
McCain Foods has extended its line up of Smiles frozen potato products for kids with the launch of Jacket Smiles.
31 January 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.
28 January 2013
PinguinLutosa has reported a strong rise in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, benefiting from the knock-on effect of acquisitions and higher volumes.
4 January 2013
Hillshire Brands has announced that Brian Davison has joined the company from Kraft Foods as VP of corporate strategy and development.
19 December 2012
Hillshire Brands has agreed to sell its Australia and New Zealand bakery business, Kitchens of Sara Lee, to McCain Foods.
19 December 2012
There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A activity rebounded in the food sector this year. However, a look at just-food's M&A coverage this year shows there have been few big-ticket, transformational deals.
3 December 2012
ConAgra Foods' deal to buy US private-label group Ralcorp Holdings last week added some spice to a pedestrian year for M&A. Staying with acquisitions in the US, Hostess Brands said it had received more than 100 bids for its assets. In Europe, Dutch retailer Ahold said it would up its cost cuts, with a focus on sourcing and promos. And in the UK, leading grocers signed up to a new code of special offers.
29 November 2012
Canadian frozen food specialist McCain Foods is to build a US$69m food manufacturing facility in Gujarat in India.
19 November 2012
Belgian food group PinguinLutosa has reported a profit for the first half of its current financial year as it prepares for business without potato division Lutosa.
12 November 2012
In a week of trading updates and financial results, we spoke to Associated British Foods finance chief John Bason about the UK group's grocery business, heard how retailer Morrisons plans to revitalise its sales and why Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld believes its operations in Brazil and Russia can bounce back after a challenging quarter.
5 November 2012
PinguinLutosa COO Herwig Dejonghe has admitted he did not see why the company had to sell potato business Lutosa to McCain Foods - but has expressed confidence about the European food group's future.
5 November 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.
19 October 2012
McCain Foods has signed a deal to buy the potato division of Belgian vegetable supplier PinguinLutosa.
9 October 2012
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King today (9 October) called on the UK food industry to adopt common front-of-pack nutrition labels.
1 October 2012
The downturn has made markets like the UK even tougher places to do business. Retailers are watching costs like a hawk while at the same time using promotions like never before. The first part of just-food's latest briefing on logistics features an interview with Dan Myers, head of the food unit at logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle, who outlines the pressures affecting his business.
20 September 2012
Canadian frozen food specialist McCain Foods is to double capacity at its Harbin potato processing plant in China to meet the growth demands of its expanding Chinese operations.
24 August 2012
The unexpected announcement by Tesco that it will incorporate colour-coding, or 'traffic lights', into its front-of-pack nutritional labelling surprised industry watchers but has more importantly left UK food manufacturers isolated, writes Ben Cooper.
25 July 2012
Chip giant McCain Foods has struck a deal to buy Dutch potato products manufacturer CêlaVíta.