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Comment: US food sector sees rising valuations

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar f...

Editor's viewpoint: Seeing the value in being lean

With the bidding war for Hillshire Brands intensifying, it is pertinent to point out just how correct Sara Lee's management - and those on W...

Deal or no deal: All to play for over Hillshire

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after H...

Editor's viewpoint: Consolidation in sluggish US

In the US, a market where volume sales have been and remain under pressure, it has been expected in certain quarters that boardrooms would i...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: PinguinLutosa COO Herwig Dejonghe 5 Nov 2012

Dean Best

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.


Just the Answer – Tom Morrison, Organic Alliance 26 Jun 2008

Katy Askew

Responding to the ever-growing demand for organic foods, former Procter & Gamble and Pepsi USA executive Tom Morrison recently launched Organic Alliance, a company that sources organic produce and sells it on to large food companies and retailers. In this month’s Just the Answer interview Morrison, now CEO of Organic Alliance, spoke to Katy Humphries about the company, its vision and strategy.

Latest News

Vion names Master Blenders exec CEO 18 Dec 2013

Katy Askew

Vion Food Group has announced the appointment of Douwe Egberts Master Blenders chief Michiel Herkemij to the post of CEO.


Glanbia names ex-Sara Lee exec Garvey FD 12 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Irish dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has appointed former Sara Lee executive Mark Garvey to the role of finance chief.


Acquisition boosts Flowers Foods Q1 16 May 2013

Michelle Russell

US baker Flowers Foods recorded an increase in earnings in the first quarter driven by gains from a recent acquisition.


US firm Hillshire adds to Sara Lee dessert stable 24 Apr 2013

Michelle Russell

US food group Hillshire Brands has added to its Sara Lee dessert line with the launch of two products.


Former Sara Lee chief Smits appointed Cargill CFO 2 Apr 2013

Michelle Russell

US agribusiness giant Cargill has appointed former Sara Lee chief executive, Marcel Smits, as its CFO.

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