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Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.
French dairy giant Danone has doubled its presence in North America through the acquisition of WhiteWave. Now, the group is set to let WhiteWave's dairy alternative brands loose on the international stage.
Hershey has rejected a takeover bid from Mondelez International. Is that the end of the story?
After seeing many US peers snap up natural and organic businesses to try to boost growth, the cereal and snacks giant has decided to act.
The owner of McVitie's and Godiva is looking to float snacks arm Pladis by 2020 to support growth ambitions.
The Food and Drug Administration has outlined plans to reduce sodium intake in the US, where it is estimated consumers eat almost 50% more than most experts recommend.
The move by the giant behind Skippy peanut butter and Spam canned meats is yet another example of so-called Big Food moving for an up-and-coming, faster-growing business.
The US Food and Drug Administration is to "re-evaluate" the claims after deciding snack bar maker Kind can use the word 'healthy' on its packaging.
The US-based group has faced challenges domestically in recent quarters, with growth below expectations and competition intensifying. After working Boston Consulting Group, the Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner has outlined its strategy to improve its performance.
The confectionery giant this week announced the acquisition of an up-and-coming US snacks brand, while reporting falling first-quarter results and plans to more aggressively cut costs.
The US group has grabbed the headlines for its "health and wellbeing ambition", which includes to label some of its products as for occasional eating only.
We bring you exclusive interviews from one of the key dates in the US industry calendar. Boulder Brands, Enjoy Life Foods, Plum Organics and Amy's Kitchen feature.
The UK group rebuffed three approaches from McCormick & Co., while signing a tie-up with Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings, which bought a chunk of the Mr Kipling maker. McCormick ultimately walked away from the table.
We bring you the news and views from one of the key events in the US food industry calendar
The figures for last year are rolling in and, while executives report how they fared in 2015, they are also forecasting how they could perform this year.
Companies including Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars have announced pledges on cage-free eggs in recent months.
The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.
The World Economic Forum has published its annual report quantifying and comparing economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks. just-food digs into the report and analyses the findings.
The consumer goods giant believes the year ahead will be tougher than 2015. How does the company plan to tackle the next 12 months?
Campbell Soup Co. has come out in support of the introduction of nationwide mandatory labelling standards for genetically modified organisms contained in food products on sale in the US, something many of the group's major packaged food peers oppose.
In a series of features, we take a look at some of the most pressing issues facing packaged food manufacturers in the year ahead.
We present the news, comment, analysis and interviews that got you clicking in 2015.
The plug has been pulled just three years after the companies started selling yoghurt in the US.
The Thai seafood giant has pulled the plug on its move to acquire the US business, concluding it was unlikely the US$1.51bn deal would get past regulators.
Pinnacle Foods, the US group with Birds Eye frozen veg and Duncan Hines cake mixes in its portfolio, has swooped to buy free-from business Boulder Brands. But is a move for a company that has struggled in recent quarters a wise one?
CEO Sean Connolly has decided to split the US group in two, creating a consumer-facing business and a frozen potato products supplier.
US group strikes deal to buy ConAgra Foods' own-label operations.
The US snacks group has moved to buy the Kettle Chips owner in a cash-and-shares deal.
A report from the World Health Organization has said eating processed meats does cause bowel cancer.
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