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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

Food industry news of week: Blue Bell, Schreiber 10 Apr 2015

Dean Best

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries this week expanded its product recall as it reacts to a listeria outbreak linked to three deaths. In Europe, Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten was sentenced to a jail term. And China has filed a dispute at the WTO over the EU's tariffs on poultry products.


Smithfield invests in Curly's production 9 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Smithfield Foods is investing US$9m to expand production of its Curly's brand, which includes pre-cooked BBQ products such as pulled pork, beef and chicken.


Smithfield Foods to set up bacon plant in US 7 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Smithfield Foods has started building a bacon slicing plant in Wisconsin as part of the US meat group's plans to grow its packaged meats business.


Smithfield Foods reports FY profit jump 25 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has reported a jump in annual profits, as sales growth across all of its divisions offset higher raw material costs.


Romania approved for frozen pork exports to China 19 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Romania has secured for the first time the green light from China to ship frozen pork imports to the country.

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.

Company research

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partn

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Chilled & Deli Food in the United States

Chilled & Deli Food in the United States

Chilled & Deli Food in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile a...

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The Future of the Meat Market in India to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape

The Future of the Meat Market in India to 2017: Market Size,

"The Future of the Meat Market in India to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape" is the result of Canadean’s extensive market and company research. Thi...

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