NIGERIA: Unilever to boost presence in Nigeria

Unilever is reportedly set to spend US$200m in a bid to expand its presence in Nigeria.

UK: Premier Foods revamp creates three divisions

Premier Foods has decided to divide its business into three units to focus on what CEO Gavin Darby called the "most promising growth opportunities" for the UK food group.

UK: Burton's Biscuit Co. "eyeing" United Biscuits merger

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan-owned Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly eyeing a merger with UK snack peer United Biscuits.

Timeline: The latest on the battle over Chiquita's ownership

Chiquita Brands International, which had lined up a merger with fellow banana supplier Fyffes, has become the subject of interest from Brazilian firms Cutrale Group and Safra Group. just-food provides a live digest of the tussle for the company.

Japan and growth

An economic malaise and unhelpful demographic trends have seen Japan lose its lustre in recent years. This management briefing looks at how the country's food manufacturers are looking abroad but also how there is opportunity within the market.

DATA: The just-food international basket - Q2 2014

In association with IRI, the just-food international basket shows the cost of a typical range of goods in eight markets every quarter. The d...

Shopper trends: Some confidence but promos popular

There is a sense across a number of markets that consumer confidence is improving and the latest data from the just-food international baske...

Focus: The impact of Heinz's stevia ketchup

In a move to win over the health-conscious, Heinz has launched a stevia-based variant of its flagship ketchup in the UK - which has half the...

Viewpoint: US health food in play - at a price

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...

Comment: Kingsmill "youth" appeal bodes well

In the UK branded bakery space, Associated British Foods-owned Kingsmill has youth appeal. The brand, which is operated by ABF's bakery unit...

Focus: Gen Mills turns to M&A to bolster US ops

The US accounts for the bulk of General Mills' business and, with its operations at home under pressure, the food giant has got out the cheq...


BRICs and beyond: International ambitions underpin BRF, Lactalis dairy deal 9 Sep 14

The proposed sale of BRF's Brazilian dairies unit to Lactalis-owned Parmalat looks set to be a win-win for both companies. BRF is focusing on improving the performance of its core meat operations and the group would leave the transaction better positioned to step up its expansion into international protein markets. Meanwhile, Lactalis will strengthen its hand in the promising Brazilian dairy sector, leaving the company well-placed as a global dairy powerhouse. Katy Askew reports.


On the money: City has faith in UK meat firm Hilton 9 Sep 14

Shares in Hilton Food Group, the UK meat supplier, took a hit today (9 September) after the company issued a note of caution about its near-term outlook. However, in the main, City analysts believe in Hilton's fundamentals.


Innovative Flavors & Ingredients for Meat Products

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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 ...


Young's Seafood plays down impact of Kilron U-turn

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Sep 14

Young's Seafood has insisted its decision to cancel investment at a site in Fraserburgh will "not have any negative impact" on employment prospects or plans to expand its other plant in the Scottish town.


Unilever to boost presence in Nigeria

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Sep 14

Unilever is reportedly set to spend US$200m in a bid to expand its presence in Nigeria.


Premier Foods revamp creates three divisions

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Sep 14

Premier Foods has decided to divide its business into three units to focus on what CEO Gavin Darby called the "most promising growth opportunities" for the UK food group.

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Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO of US snacks group Wise Foods 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.


just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam on the group's growth agenda 2 Sep 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.


The just-food interview part two: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 29 Aug 14

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.

Asda goes all in on gluten-free pledge

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Sep 14

With demand for gluten-free on the rise, retailers in a number of countries have been building ranges of products to capitalise on a significant growth spot in challenging trading conditions. In the UK, Asda has looked to steal a march on its rivals with a notable product pledge.


International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal

Dean Best | 15 Sep 14

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.


Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall?

Katy Askew | 12 Sep 14

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?

Under-pressure General Mills moves for Annie's

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

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

Fyffes merger on horizon but bid interest in Chiquita

Brazilian juice manufacturer Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group have bid for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant having already lined up a merger with Fyffes. How has Chiquita reacted?

Food in crossfire as Russia retaliates

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.

Russia Food and Drink Report Q3 2014

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