Kellogg Q3 earnings beat forecasts

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after the US cereal giant booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts.

Chiquita board accepts Cutrale, Safra takeover bid

Chiquita Brands International's board has accepted the US$14.50-a-share takeover offer from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group.

US, Mexico strike deal on sugar imports

The US and Mexico have signed a deal that is set to see the suspension of Washington's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Mexican sugar imports.

just-food's pick: Top ten on-trend products at Natural Products Expo East

just-food's picks of products at the Natural Products Expo East that tap into the hot trends in US grocery.

Dairy in India

Held up as one of the world's key growth markets for the dairy sector, demand for packaged products in India is rising rapidly but there are significant challenges for investors, not least from local competition and supply chain infrastructure.

Short-termism decides Chiquita's future

The imminent sale of Chiquita Brands International, the US produce giant, shows how different investment horizons can manifest on a company'...

Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

On the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever woes

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Boulder Brands should consider Smart Balance sale

The US spreads and gluten-free group saw its shares slump yesterday after warning about its short-term profitability. Boulder's Smart Balanc...

Editor's viewpoint: Chiquita right to stand firm

Chiquita Brands International still appears set on its proposed merger with Fyffes – and the US produce giant is, at the moment, right to do...


In the spotlight: Will Danone return to growth in fresh dairy? 17 Oct 14

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets, on the one hand, and rising input prices, on the other. Management believes that a focus on improving its mix in developed markets will boost its profit profile. All the while it has been positioning itself to drive the top line in emerging markets. But these efforts are yet to show themselves in the unit's results. Could Danone's fresh dairy business be preparing to turn a corner? Katy Askew reports.


On the money: Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag" 17 Oct 14

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key factor. However, the world's largest food manufacturer, while noting the short-term challenges it sees in the market, is upbeat about its prospects.


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What role do promotions have in frugal times?

just-food's latest webinar brings in executive vice president of the International Consulting G...

What lessons can we learn from the E. coli outbreak? Your questions answered.

The recent E. coli outbreak has again raised food safety as an ...


Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured

Dean Best | 30 Oct 14

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.


Kraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured

Katy Askew | 30 Oct 14

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


Hershey lowers FY sales, earnings forecasts

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 14

Hershey today (29 October) cut its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings per share on the back of mixed international sales and pressure on commodity costs.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:33pm 30 Oct 2014)

Maple Leaf earnings miss on transition issues

Nissin income falls despite sales growth

Bright Dairy earnings rise on sales gain

Amy's Kitchen buys ex-Heinz plant in Idaho

Pilgrim's Pride earnings rise on margin growth

Mondelez launches mini Oreos in Thailand

Hovis CEO Spooner leaves bread maker

Higher costs hit Lancaster Colony Q1

SIAL 2014: Interview: Premier Foods sets sights on overseas markets 30 Oct 14

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to here about the company's plans.


Sustainability Watch: Roberto Ciati, Barilla 29 Oct 14

Ben Cooper

Large publicly-owned multinationals, such as Unilever and PepsiCo, are widely praised for showing leadership in corporate sustainability. In this month's Sustainability Watch, Roberto Ciati, sustainability director at Italian pasta, sauces and baked goods group Barilla, discusses how private, family ownership can inform a progressive approach to sustainability.


SIAL 2014: Interview: Danish Crown eyes growth in international, organics 28 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Danish Crown is grappling with a world meat market marked by the Russian import ban and weaker European demand. In response, the Danish co-operative plans to use its global footprint, on the one hand, while capitalising on growth areas such as increasing consumer interest in organics, on the other. Katy Askew spoke to Henrik Biilmann, MD of Danish Crown's organic arm Friland, to find out more.

Serious Fraud Office launches Tesco probe

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 14

The UK's Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into the GBP263m (US$424.6m) black hole in Tesco's accounts, the retailer confirmed today (29 October).


US food industry takes aim at new nutrition app

Dean Best | 28 Oct 14

A mobile app that claims to be the "most comprehensive food-rating database available" to US consumers has raised the hackles of the country's food manufacturers.


Auchan strikes another purchasing deal with retail rival

Dean Best | 24 Oct 14

Just weeks after announcing a purchasing tie-up in France with local rival Systeme U, Auchan has outlined an international agreement with Germany's Metro Group.

Chiquita accepts Cutrale, Safra bid after investors reject Fyffes merger

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.

SIAL 2014: news and interviews

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.

Bids submitted for United Biscuits

The private-equity owners of the UK biscuit maker are understood to have received first-round offers of over GBP2bn. However, Blackstone and PAI Partners remain open to listing the UK snack maker.

Dairy majors eye Brazil

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

Online Grocery: Strategies for Growth

Online Grocery: Strategies for Growth

Internet retailing for grocery products remains underdeveloped compared to other categories less impacted by the challenges linked to selling food and drinks online. However, large grocery retailers have made strong gains in some markets, with the rise of drive-through units in France and home delivery in the UK. This report examines the performance of food and drink internet retailing and the multi-channel strategies of key players, as well as the emergence of pure play internet retailers... Read more

Published: October 2014 - ($2000.00)


100% Home Delivery/Takeaway in Canada

Published: October 2014 - ($900.00)


Global Stevia Market 2014 Report

Published: October 2014 - ($2550.15)


Packaged Food in Australia

Published: March 2014 - ($6500.00)


Global Soup Market 2014-2018

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