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| 1 Jul 2015
ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, will help unlock value for its shareholders. But selling off private brands is about more than offloading an asset that is a challenging turnaround story. New CEO Sean Connolly insists it is about putting ConAgra back on the road to growth. Katy Askew reports.
| 26 Jun 2015
The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across a number of countries. Ben Cooper examines recent events in the context of the widespread concern over antimicrobial resistance.
| 19 Mar 2015
Campaigners have welcomed McDonald's announcement on antibiotic use in chickens but are concerned that the move is confined to the US. Ben Cooper discusses whether the fast-food operator's decision could spur more action on both sides of the Atlantic.
| 18 Mar 2015
Up-and-coming categories and companies are increasingly setting the pace in the US food sector. Demand for natural, healthy, fresh and sustainable products is on the rise. This has left legacy brands facing slumping sales. But, as yesterday's Kraft Foods Group recall shows, there is still considerable interest in the old brands, Katy Askew suggests.
| 28 May 2010
The creation of Brasil Foods, one of the world's largest meat groups, from Brazil's Perdigao and Sadia, was a rare mega-merger in 2009, when the global crash hit M&A. However, the deal is yet to win complete regulatory approval and, although parts of Perdigao and Sadia are operating together, Brasil Foods is yet to reap the rewards of the merger. In this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to Brasil Foods CFO Leopoldo Saboya about the prospects for the business.
| 24 Oct 2008
US-based meat groups have had a tough time of late amid soaring feed costs and weak domestic demand. However, Tyson Foods, the country's largest processor, has seemed better equipped to weather the storm - not least because of its international ventures. One of the company's key markets is China. In this month's just-food interview, Dominique Patton spoke with James Rice, vice president and country manager of Tyson's Chinese business, about the company's ambitions in the East.
| 21 Sep 2015
This week, Kellogg announced plans to increase its exposure in Africa through a joint-venture with local player, Tolaram Foods. Elsewhere, Tyson Foods was once again in the spotlight over animal abuse allegations. Nestle lost its battle to trademark its KitKat product in the European Court of Justice Midamar pleaded guilty to allegations it mislabeled products for export as halal.
| 15 Sep 2015
Animal rights group the Animal Legal Defense Fund has accused Tyson Foods of “cruel” and “illegal” treatment of chickens at a production facility in Texas.
| 11 Sep 2015
Mondelez International was among a clutch of major players speaking at Barclays' investor conference in Boston this week and the snacks giant set out strategies to try to drive sales. In a busy week of M&A, US bakery giant Flowers Foods bought another organic bread maker, Unilever sold its Indian bakery arm and the owner of Quorn started an auction for the UK meat-free business.
| 11 Sep 2015
This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes.
| 10 Sep 2015
Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, has outlined its ambitions for its branded business.
| 17 Aug 2015
Tyson Foods is to close a processing plant in Denison, Iowa, due to a "continued lack of available cattle".
| 3 Aug 2015
Tyson Foods today (3 August) lowered its forecast for annual earnings after issues at its beef business dampened the US protein company's third-quarter results.
| 13 Jul 2015
Tyson Foods unit Van's International Foods has agreed up to US$9m in settlement fees over a class lawsuit that alleged it "falsely advertised" products as natural when they "included a synthetic ingredient".
| 10 Jul 2015
This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.
| 9 Jul 2015
Tyson Foods has said it is investigating claims of animal abuse at one of its contract chicken farms in Delaware.
| 3 Jul 2015
Tyson Foods announced plans to expand its poultry production plant in Robards to meet “growing demand” for Tyson branded chicken sold at retail nationwide.
| 5 May 2015
Tyson Foods reported higher first-half earnings on the back of a jump in revenue at its prepared foods unit, where sales were lifted by last year's acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
| 2 Apr 2015
This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.
| 31 Mar 2015
Tyson Foods is to shut a poultry plant - and reduce production at a second site - in the US state of Georgia in a bid to improve efficiency.
| 19 Mar 2015
Tyson Foods is to spend US$47m on a new warehouse at a beef plant in the US state of Nebraska.
| 18 Mar 2015
Tyson Foods is to expand its snacks portfolio in the US - including a launch into beef jerky - in a bid to further grow its sales of packaged brands.
| 18 Mar 2015
Tyson Foods has expressed confidence it can grow its business in the US frozen food sector, a category in the spotlight amid Nestle's continued challenges in the market.
| 13 Mar 2015
Quorn Foods was in the M&A spotlight this week with speculation WhiteWave Foods had held talks to buy the meat-free business. We spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan to find out more. Elsewhere, Nestle sold its South African ice cream assets to R&R Ice Cream, while in New Zealand, dairy groups moved to reassure consumers their infant formula products were safe following poison threats. In the US, shares in some poultry firms including Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms plunged after reports of suspected bird flu on an Arkansas farm.
| 12 Mar 2015
Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms have responded to reports of suspected bird flu on a farm in Arkansas, insisting they have appropriate security measures in place.
| 12 Mar 2015
US poultry producers' shares have taken a dive after reports of bird flu on an Arkansas farm.
| 12 Feb 2015
US poultry processor, Pilgrim's Pride, has reported a profit jump for the full year
| 9 Feb 2015
Food makers are facing the fallout of an ongoing labour dispute that closed ports along the West Coast of the US this weekend.
| 28 Aug 2015
Just a month after reports Tyson Foods was investigating claims of animal abuse at one of its contract chicken farms in Delaware, the US poultry giant has dropped a Tennessee supplier over similar allegations.
| 15 Mar 2015
Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners.
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