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The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.
It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.
just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.
Regulators in India have questioned the safety of Maggi noodles on sale in the country. Nestle has insisted the products are safe but have recalled the lines for fear of "consumer confusion". Now officials in Singapore and the UK are testing products on sale in their markets
A year after buying Muscle Milk maker CytoSport, Hormel Foods has again used M&A to buy into a fast-growing category.
Consumer interest in how animals are treated and processed is leading the industry to react.
The debate over GMO labelling in the US has rumbled on for some time. But with the USDA developing a certification scheme, it looks like the question of whether to adopt a mandatory or voluntary approach could be coming to a head.
In many developed markets, liquid milk has become a commodity, one of the products central to competition between retailers. How can suppliers get sales revenue growing?
Newly-formed Nomad Holdings has made the European frozen food group its first acquisition, buying the business from PE firm Permira.
Our latest management briefing analyses the potential areas of growth for packaged food manufacturers.
HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have announced plans to merge their businesses, creating the third-largest player in the US food sector. just-food takes a look at the build up to and implications of the deal.
just-food, the conference's exclusive media partner, reports back on how see the likes of Nestle, Danone and Tyson Foods see the year ahead.
With the grocery retail market stagnant, could foodservice offer a path to growth for packaged food operators doing business in the US?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans - updated at least every five years - are set for their latest iteration this autumn. A committee of nutrition, medicine and public health experts has published its recommendations of what should be in the new guidelines.
The CEOs of Mondelez International, General Mills and Hain Celestial are among the senior US food industry executives presenting this week at the annual investment conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
The likes of Mondelez International and Kellogg have this week announced how they fared in 2014 - and provided guidance over they see their prospects in the year ahead.
The UK's grocery watchdog has launched an investigation into Tesco's payments to suppliers, another blow for the retailer and more headlines over how firms are paid in the up and down the supply chain.
The US confectioner has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of meat jerky firm Krave Pure Foods.
Grocery e-commerce is developing in emerging markets, albeit at a varied pace. However, consumer interest is rising and retailers are responding. This briefing looks at the channel in five countries.
Grape-Nuts and Honey Bunches of Oats manufacturer Post Holdings has swooped for rival US breakfast cereal manufacturer MOM Brands in a deal worth over US$1.1bn.
Sales came under pressure but the FMCG giant was able to improve margins.
The Brazil-based private-equity firm is said to have raised US$5bn for a new takeover fund. What food company could it move for next?
just-food takes a look at some key trends that are likely to be key to the food sector in 2015, from the prospects for M&A to significant consumer trends and hot emerging markets.
We provide some at-a-glance lists of our most-read news, analysis, comment and interviews in 2014. Want to know more? Click on the headlines.
Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr and local dairy company Arab Dairy have hit the M&A headlines. Kellogg is battling it out with private-equity group Abraaj for Bisco Misr, while Arab Dairy has attracted takeover bids from Arla Foods and, this week, Lactalis.
The global snacks group has moved to deepen its presence in the emerging market with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks business of local food company Kinh Do.
The Turkey-based food group has snapped up the UK-based owner of biscuit and snack brands including McVitie's, Jacob's and BN.
Battling lacklustre sales in many markets, the world's packaged food manufacturers are publishing their third-quarter numbers. just-food provides a digest of the figures and analyses the more notable data.
just-food is in Paris for one of the key dates in the food industry calendar to hear the latest news and views from companies across the sector.
European dairy companies Lactalis and Arla Foods announce investments, signalling growing interest in Brazil's dairy market.
- Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh
- Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market
- On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing
- 10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth
- Briefing: How is gluten-free faring in Europe?
- Hain Celestial buys plant-based food firm Mona
- Post, TreeHouse "in talks over ConAgra own-label"
- Lactalis surpasses Danone on dairy league table
- Nestle replaces India MD after Maggi scandal
- Greencore sales up on UK, US growth