ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...
The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across...
| 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.
| 3 Mar 2015
A swathe of mainstream US packaged food manufacturers are searching for growth as grocery retail stagnates amid significant changes to consumer habits. In just-food's latest management briefing, we look at whether the foodservice channel could present opportunities for growth.
| 3 Mar 2015
The US foodservice market is worth US$702bn and is set to experience growth of close to 4% this year, according to US consultants Technomic. With mainstream grocery retail stagnant, could the foodservice channel offer packaged food manufacturers a route to growth? We speak to four industry analysts in the US to see how they view the opportunity for manufacturers in the foodservice sector.
| 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.
| 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.
| 30 Jan 2015
Tyson Foods said it made a "great" start to the year, as sales and earnings rose in the wake of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
| 27 Jan 2015
US meat group Tyson Foods has decided to switch production at a domestic site from serving foodservice suppliers to supplying retailers.
| 23 Jan 2015
Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.
| 21 Jan 2015
Tyson Foods has been ordered to pay out more than US$530,000 over a waste incident last May said to have resulted in the death of tens of thousands of fish.
| 2 Jan 2015
Tyson Foods has invested US$3m to create an additional line at its processed food production facility in Emporia, Kansas.
| 11 Dec 2014
Tyson Foods has resumed operations at a poultry plant in Arkansas after concerns over an ammonia leak forced the company to evacuate the facility.
| 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.
| 29 Aug 2014
Tyson Foods has completed its US$8.55bn acquisition of Hillshire Brands, with shares in the Jimmy Dean sausage maker delisted before the market opened today (29 August) - and its CEO leaving the business.
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