Gluten-free is currently a bright spot of strong growth in the largely stagnant developed markets of the US and western Europe. However, as...
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ConAgra Foods will become the largest own-label firm in the US with an acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings but there are concerns over whether it can manage brands and private label. There are also questions over the potential private label has for further growth in the US. Doug Knudsen, president of sales at ConAgra, tells Dean Best why the company is upbeat about the deal, its ability to grow brands and own label and the private label sector.
US food group Post Holdings and tuna giant Thai Union Frozen have reportedly both indicated their interest in buying US canned seafood group Bumble Bee Foods.
Post Holdings is to buy peanut butter maker American Blanching Co in a US$128m deal.
Acquisition-related costs have weighed heavy on Post Holdings' bottom line as the US food group posted a loss for the first nine months of the year.
Post Holdings unit Dakota Pasta Growers has agreed to spend US$7.9m to settle a lawsuit challenging claims that its Dreamfields pasta brand contains fewer digestible carbohydrates that conventional pasta.
Post Foods has booked a jump in first-half sales, which were boosted by acquisitions. However, margin pressure and higher financing costs dented profits in the period.
The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.
US food manufacture B&G Foods has joined the campaign for non-GMO by relaunching a non-GMO version of its spreadable fruit Polaner All Fruit.
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