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Why Quorn is a tasty takeover treat

Rumours that private equity-owned Quorn Foods could have piqued the interest of the US's WhiteWave Foods caused a stir this week. Neither co...

Top 10 on-trend NPD at Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West has become a key date in the US food industry calendar - and its significance has grown amid changes in consu...

Comment: Why Gardein is Pinnacle's ideal fodder

Pinnacle Foods, owner of Wishbone dressings, has been shopping and has picked out a firm that is going to bulk out its presence in the froze...

Focus: Tyson pays the piper to secure Hillshire

Tyson Foods has won through in the bidding war to acquire Hillshire Brands with an improved US$63 per share offer for the for the Jimmy Dean...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Latest News

Garden Protein launches on-the-go meat-free range 25 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Garden Protein, Pinnacle Foods' US-based meat-free business, has launched a range of on-the-go products in Canada.


Pinnacle efficiency helps profits amid flat sales 24 Feb 2015

Dean Best

US food group Pinnacle Foods saw its sales dip in the fourth quarter of 2014 but lower SG&A costs and productivity gains helped underlying profits.


Food industry quotes of week: BRF, UB, Raisio 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, we published interviews with senior executives from Brazilian food giant BRF as it embarks on international expansion. Elsewhere, staff at United Biscuits' Aintree factory in Liverpool pushed forward with strike action and Finnish group Raisio secured control of Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.


Pinnacle Foods to buy plant-protein brand Gardein 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US food group Pinnacle Foods is to buy Canada-based plant-protein firm Garden Protein International for C$175m (US$154.6m), from investment firm TSG Consumer Partners and founder Yves Potvin.


Pinnacle Foods Q3 earnings rise 12 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods has booked higher third-quarter earnings thanks to an improved operating performance and termination fees associated with its failed merger with Hillshire Brands.

Latest blogs

Food makers key in cutting meat, dairy consumption and saving planet 3 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The meat-free protein sector could be in for a popularity boost as more and more research points to the damaging effect livestock production is having on the environment.


Pinnacle's Birds Eye and Disney team up on healthy eating 12 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Pinnacle Foods' Birds Eye brand has teamed up with Disney in the US in a bid to slash obesity rates by getting kids to explore healthier foods.

Company research

Global Bakery & Cereals Market: News and Events June 2014

Global Bakery & Cereals Market: News and Events June 2014

Synopsis The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global bakery & cereals market during June 2014. Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight i...

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Global Syrups & Spreads Market: Merger and Acquisitions May 2014

Global Syrups & Spreads Market: Merger and Acquisitions May

Synopsis The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global syrups & spreads market during May 2014....

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Global Meat Market: Merger and Acquisitions May 2014

Global Meat Market: Merger and Acquisitions May 2014

Synopsis The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global meat market during May 2014. Summary Usin...

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