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Supplier payments in the spotlight 5 Feb 2015

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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.

Hershey branches out 30 Jan 2015

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The US confectioner has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of meat jerky firm Krave Pure Foods.

Emerging markets and online grocery 30 Jan 2015

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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.

Post pounces in cereal as M&A spree continues 27 Jan 2015

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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.

Unilever reflects on mixed 2014 23 Jan 2015

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Sales came under pressure but the FMCG giant was able to improve margins.

What deal could follow Heinz at 3G Capital? 12 Jan 2015

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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's outlook for 2015 2 Jan 2015

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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.

2014 in review 19 Dec 2014

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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.

How two Egyptian food companies are attracting international interest 20 Nov 2014

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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.

Mondelez targets Vietnam 14 Nov 2014

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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.

Godiva owner Yildiz Holding buys United Biscuits 3 Nov 2014

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The Turkey-based food group has snapped up the UK-based owner of biscuit and snack brands including McVitie's, Jacob's and BN.

Food majors announce Q3 results 31 Oct 2014

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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.

SIAL 2014: news and interviews 22 Oct 2014

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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.

Dairy majors eye Brazil 19 Sep 2014

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European dairy companies Lactalis and Arla Foods announce investments, signalling growing interest in Brazil's dairy market.

Under-pressure General Mills moves for Annie's 9 Sep 2014

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The US food giant, facing stagnant US sales, has turned to M&A and struck a US$820m deal for local natural and organic food firm Annie's.

Change at the top at Danone 3 Sep 2014

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Franck Riboud is to step down from his role as CEO at the French food group, to be replaced by deputy Emmanuel Faber.

Chiquita accepts Cutrale, Safra bid after investors reject Fyffes merger 15 Aug 2014

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Chiquita has accepted a third bid from Brazilian juice manufacturer Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group after its shareholders rejected the US produce giant's plan to merge with Fyffes.

Food in crossfire as Russia retaliates 7 Aug 2014

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Moscow has banned a range of foodstuffs from the US, the EU and other countries in response to the steeping of sanctions from the West.

Food majors report Q2 and H1 results 25 Jul 2014

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The results season kicked off in earnest this week and just-food brings you analysis of numbers from companies including Danone, Grupo Bimbo and Premier Foods.

Campbell ready for more M&A 23 Jul 2014

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The US food group has sought to improve its growth prospects with a series of acquisitions in the last 18 months. However, it needs to do more and this week underlined it is ready for more M&A. Nevertheless, the path ahead will not be straight-forward.

Lindt dusts off chequebook for Russell Stover 18 Jul 2014

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The upmarket Swiss chocolate group makes its first acquisition since 1998, with a deal that gives it the number three spot in the US market.

The challenge of online retail 11 Jul 2014

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The meteoric rise of online sales channels presents food manufacturers with a unique challenge. Different needs in terms of packaging, marketing and presentation necessitate a rethink of brand strategies directed at bricks-and-mortar operations. just-food assesses the issue.

Sugar tax eyed as UK pledges to tackle obesity 26 Jun 2014

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UK public health officials have pledged to look at a range of ways to try to reduce the country's sugar consumption and the possibility of a sugar tax - always a subject of debate - is being considered.

Free From Food Expo 2014 11 Jun 2014

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Sales of free-from products are growing ahead of the conventional market in many countries, making the free-from space increasingly important as food firms seek out growth spots in otherwise stagnant categories. just-food attended this year's Free From Food Expo in Brussels. Here are some highlights from the event.

Nestle hopes US frozen will come in from the cold 6 Jun 2014

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As Nestle prunes under performing assets from its business, speculation has suggested that US frozen brands such as Lean Cuisine could end up on the block. However, at the company's investor conference this week, management detailed its strategy to revitalise US frozen sales.

Tyson, Hillshire strike deal on takeover 28 May 2014

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The US meat giant is set to buy the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages for US$8.55bn after a bidding war with processing rival Pilgrim's Pride - and scuppering Hillshire's own plan to buy another US group, Pinnacle Foods.

Chocolate industry hails latest cocoa sustainability initiative 22 May 2014

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Brand owners and cocoa suppliers have developed their own initiatives in recent years to try to improve the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain. Twelve companies, including Nestle and Cargill, have set up CocoaAction to work closer together in tackling the issue.

Australia's Goodman Fielder set for takeover 19 May 2014

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The maker of Meadow Lea butter and Helga's bread looks set to be acquired by Singapore agribusiness giant Wilmar International and First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund.

Hillshire Brands to snap up fellow US group Pinnacle Foods 12 May 2014

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Industry watchers have suggested the sluggish US grocery scene may see more consolidation and today (12 May) Hillshire Brands announced a move for Pinnacle Foods.

Mondelez trims down 9 May 2014

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Mondelez International has tightened its focus on snacks. The group has separated its coffee interests and is doubling down on efforts to improve margins.