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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

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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

just the answer: Gardein founder Yves Potvin 29 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Canada's Garden Protein International - the company behind the meat-free brand Gardein - has enjoyed rapid growth and is hoping for more of the same under the ownership of US giant Pinnacle Foods, which bought the business last year. Yves Potvin, the founder and president of the Vancouver-based firm, has stayed on with Pinnacle and he spoke to Dean Best about expansion, competition and the outlook for the meat alternatives category.


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

Food industry results in brief: Lala, Pinnacle 1 May 2015

Katy Askew

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.


Food industry news of the week 1 May 2015

Katy Askew

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Food industry quotes of week: Gardein, Mondelez 1 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-quarter results, with news of a solid performance in China. Elsewhere, Associated British Foods announced the launch of a high-protein bread in New Zealand. Yves Potvin, founder of meat-free brand Gardein, spoke to just-food about its plans under the ownership of Pinnacle Foods. And Kerry Group said moves to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends were paying off. Here is the week in quotes.


Gardein's Yves Potvin on withstanding competition 30 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Canadian meat-free business Garden Protein International - the company behind the Gardein brand - was snapped up by US group and Birds Eye owner Pinnacle Foods last autumn. Yves Potvin, the founder and president of the Vancouver-based firm spoke to Dean Best for our latest just the answer interview and you can hear an audio excerpt here.


Gardein mulling new plant on US East Coast 29 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Pinnacle Foods is looking at plans for a US manufacturing facility for recently-acquired Canadian meat-free business Gardein.

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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