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Week ahead: Gen Mills, ConAgra FYs; Hormel update

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods report their annual results next week. Meanwhile, US peer Hormel Foods holds its annual inves...

The week ahead

A quiet week for financial updates as results season winds down, with Diamond Foods, Sainsbury's and Smithfield preparing to issue updates....

Smithfield, McCormick keep China in spotlight

Investment is flowing into and from the world's emerging markets, as two transactions involving US firms Smithfield Foods and McCormick & Co...

Hurdles ahead for Shuanghui Smithfield takeover

The surprise news that the board of US pork group Smithfield Foods has unanimously backed a takeover bid from Chinese group Shuanghui Intern...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bottom-up approach to China food safety 15 Jul 2013

David Green

As the Chinese government moves to step up regulation of the country's food industry, China's domestic brands are developing a for-profit food safety model that aims to restore battered consumer confidence in the quality and reliability of the country's foodstuffs, according to Rick Gilmore, chairman of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF). David Green caught up with Gilmore in Beijing to find out more.


Sustainability Watch – Smithfield Foods 30 Apr 2010

Ben Cooper

Being responsible for championing the sustainability strategy of one of the largest meat processors in the world may appear to many an unenviable task. But Dennis Treacy, recently named senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer at Smithfield Foods, relishes the challenge and believes the company has a good story to tell. He spoke with Ben Cooper about his appointment, the company’s achievements to date and future goals.

Latest News

Smithfield "raises bar" on pork with Prime line 18 Nov 2014

Dean Best

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has launched a "premium" range of products it hopes will meet consumer demand for "higher quality" options.


Smithfield profits surge on value-added focus 7 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Smithfield Foods, the US pork producer owned by China's WH Group, reported a leap in third-quarter earnings on higher meat prices and increased packaged sales.


Mustard brand French's launches UK hot dog range 8 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US food maker Smithfield Foods has teamed up with French's mustard owner Reckitt Benckiser to launch a range of chilled hot dogs in the UK.


WH Group H1 earnings jump 105% 1 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese pork processor WH Group booked a surge in earnings in its first set of interim results as a listed company, boosted by last year's acquisition of US pork giant Smithfield Foods.


Smithfield cites strong demand for profit jump 12 Aug 2014

Dean Best

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has reported higher half-year profits, pointing to demand at home and abroad.

Latest blogs

Western Australia, China strengthen ties via food industry 9 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Western Australia is strengthening its ties to China via the food industry.


Shuanghui's Smithfield Foods offer gets more support in US investor circles 16 Sep 2013

Dean Best

A second firm of advisors to investors has said shareholders in Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, should accept the $7.1bn takeover bid from China's Shuanghui International.

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