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Why Quorn Foods auction promises to be competitive

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....

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...


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 19 Dec 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.


Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 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.

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Dean Best | 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.

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John Shepherd | 22 Jun 2016

McCain Foods has launched a frozen meal range in Australia in response to what it said is rising consumer demand for more protein-dense prepared meals.


Katy Askew | 21 Jun 2016

McCain Foods is expanding capacity at its production facility in Florenceville-Bristol, Canada, to meet "growing demand" for hash browns and other speciality products. 


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Mar 2016

McCain Foods has acquired a majority stake in Dutch frozen convenience snacks supplier Van Geloven.


Dean Best | 21 Oct 2015

McCain Foods is rolling out a new range of Sara Lee-branded desserts and ice creams in Australia and New Zealand.


Helen Arnold | 15 Oct 2015

Food manufacturing giants PepsiCo, McCain Foods, Unilever and Ardo, plus foodservice group Sodexo, have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund, to create the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC), which aims to combat food waste in the sector.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 7 Sep 2015

McCain Foods and Nomad Foods are reportedly to be mulling a move for UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods.


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 9 Jul 2015

McCain Foods has announced plans to invest in a plant in Australia, building a new packing line and upgrading storage.


Dean Best | 24 Apr 2015

McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.


Hannah Abdulla | 21 Apr 2015

McCain Foods has launched a frozen roast potato range in Australia.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 9 Apr 2015

McCain Foods is launching a line of McCain Pizza Toasties in Australia, a pizza snack aimed at "families on-the-go".


Hannah Abdulla | 16 Mar 2015

McCain Foods has launched six new frozen potato products in the UK.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Mar 2015

McCain Foods has launched seven products into the French market.


Katy Askew | 21 Jan 2015

McCain Foods has announced plans to close its production facility in Grobbendonk, Belgium, with the potential loss of 123 jobs.


Raghavendra Verma | 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.


Dean Best | 21 Nov 2014

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods has reported higher underlying half-year profits.


Dean Best | 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.


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 21 Aug 2014

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


Dean Best | 8 Aug 2014

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

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Hannah Abdulla | 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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