US: Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS

Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.

UK: 2 Sisters "passes" FSA poultry plant audits

2 Sisters Food Group said today (28 July) two plants at the centre of food safety allegations had passed audits ordered by the UK's Food Standards Agency.

CANADA/US: M&A-hungry dairy co-op Agropur in Davisco deal

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has pounced again, with a deal for Davisco Foods International's dairy-processing assets in the US, Europe and China.

On the move: What's in store from Tesco's new CEO?

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke is to step down and be replaced by Unilever executive Dave Lewis in October. Manufacturers doing business in the UK may be waiting with baited breath to see if Lewis will respond to Tesco's problems by focusing more on price.

Sustainability Watch: Supply chain focus comes down to four-letter word

Among all the sustainability issues food companies are addressing, agricultural supply chains are month by month becoming an ever more predominant focus. In his fiftieth Sustainability Watch feature, Ben Cooper reflects on why.

On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

Shopper trends: World Cup - victory for retailers?

Now that the football World Cup has come and gone, Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, examines whether it provided a much-need...

Focus: Barriers remain to EU-US free trade talks

European food manufacturers welcomed progress on a transatlantic free trade deal at a meeting of negotiators and business leaders in Brussel...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS

Dean Best | 28 Jul 14

Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.

2 Sisters "passes" FSA poultry plant audits

Dean Best | 28 Jul 14

2 Sisters Food Group said today (28 July) two plants at the centre of food safety allegations had passed audits ordered by the UK's Food Standards Agency.

FrieslandCampina to form "dairy zones" in Vietnam

Dean Best | 28 Jul 14

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina is to set up three "dairy zones" in Vietnam that it says will support production in a fast-growing market.

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The just-food interview part one: Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby 24 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc is emerging from the long shadow of its debt burden with a new refinancing package and a clear mandate to grow its categories and brands. But, in the tough UK operating environment, growth is proving hard to come by. Premier CEO Gavin Darby speaks to just-food about balancing the need to invest in Premier's stable of well-known brands - as well as some of the more neglected areas of its business - while also managing a fragile balance sheet.

Interview: Bell Group CFO hits out at sausage cartel ruling 22 Jul 14

Dean Best

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 14

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal

Dean Best | 28 Jul 14

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.

Food company interest in M&A to continue to climb - EY

Dean Best | 22 Jul 14

There has been an increase in M&A among companies in the food sector in recent months - and management consultants at EY expect to the trend to continue.

Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo?

Dean Best | 17 Jul 14

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.

Food majors report Q2 and H1 results

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

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

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

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.

Bread, Cakes and Pastries: A Global Market Overview

Bread, Cakes and Pastries: A Global Market Overview

Despite growing at a relatively sluggish pace, baked goods still continues to offer growth opportunities for manufacturers and retailers alike. Catering to indulgence trend in the some of the fastest growing markets in the world, pastries stand out as the biggest contributor to global growth. This report also covers how subsidies may impact bread purchases, and what the changing regulatory environment entails for manufacturers of baked goods... Read more

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Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac 2014: Food Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Published: June 2014 - ($349.99)

Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Published: March 2014 - ($835.00)

Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018

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Management briefing: FMCG in the Middle East

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