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Comment: Multinationals face local challenge

Food companies in developed markets are increasingly looking to cash in on the potential offered by high-growth emerging markets. But as dat...

Spotlight: Ambitious Mizkan in Ragu, Bertolli buy

Japanese condiments maker Mizkan Group has set out a clear growth agenda to grow overseas sales and globalise its operations in order to off...

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...

Questions remain for Carrefour, Premier CEOs

The work the chief executives of Carrefour and Premier Foods - two companies with a lot on their plates - has been welcomed by industry watc...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Mizkan Euro-Americas chief Craig Smith 19 Jul 2012

Michelle Russell

Earlier this month, Japanese food group Mizkan acquired Premier Foods plc's vinegar and sour pickles business in the UK, including the Sarson's and Haywards brands. In the latest just the answer interview, Mizkan EuroAmericas president Craig Smith tells Michelle Russell what the company's plans are for the brands and about its long-term ambitions in Europe and beyond.

Latest News

Mizkan restructures, 87 jobs at risk in UK 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mizkan is planning to cut 87 jobs in the UK, with the Japanese food group pointing to "challenging" trading conditions in the country.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, JBS, bird flu 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg this week made a move for Bisco Misr after private-equity firm Abraaj tabled an offer for the Egypt-based snacks group.


Mizkan brings Branston chutneys to UK 13 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese food producer Mizkan has introduced a line of chutneys under the Branston brand in the UK.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 27 May 2014

Dean Best

Japan's Mizkan Group got out the chequebook again this week, with the acquisition of Unilever's North American pasta sauces business. The deal followed its 2012 purchases of brands including Branston and Haywards from Premier Foods in the UK. Elsewhere, we ran interviews with the CEOs of UK pork processor and dairy group Adams Foods.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 23 May 2014

Katy Askew

This week saw further evidence of the growing international focus evident from Japanese food powerhouses who are being forced to look overseas for growth to offset weak consumption trends at home when Japan's Mizkan purchased Ragu and Bertolli from Unilever.

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