NETHERLANDS: H1 profits down at dairy group FrieslandCampina

Cees 't Hart, the CEO of the Dutch dairy giant, pointed to the high milk price paid to the co-op's members, a strong euro and falling sales in Asia.

US: Watchdog orders Tyson sow unit sale to clear Hillshire deal

Tyson Foods has agreed to sell its sow purchasing business in order to secure regulatory clearance of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Deal or no deal: Chiquita in play as investors bet on higher offer

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a takeover approach from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group in favour of a prior agreement to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. However, Chiquita's shares suggest investors a higher offer will come in.

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.

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: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

How will US biogas push affect food industry?

An initiative launched under the auspices of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will see the government foster a major expansion of bioga...

Consuming issues: The hunger-obesity paradox

It may seem cruelly ironic the UK faces what is frequently dubbed an "obesity epidemic" while hospital admissions for malnutrition have rise...

On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Hain Celestial eyes distribution gains, NPD for growth 20 Aug 14

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even as it laps tough comparables - by expanding distribution and leveraging its innovation pipeline in the US and internationally.

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers 19 Aug 14

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers in the sector.

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 ...

H1 profits down at dairy group FrieslandCampina

Dean Best | 28 Aug 14

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has reported a fall in half-year profits, hit by a high milk price paid to its members, a strong euro and falling sales in Asia.

Tyson sow unit sale paves way for Hillshire deal

Dean Best | 28 Aug 14

Tyson Foods has agreed to sell its sow purchasing business in order to secure regulatory clearance of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Arla sales up but milk costs pressure profits

Dean Best | 28 Aug 14

Arla Foods saw revenues rise in the first half of the year but rising costs, particularly of milk, put pressure on the dairy group's profits.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:17am 29 Aug 2014)

Mengniu sales, profits surge but shares slide

Argentina's Molinos buys control of US firm Lucini

US plans duties on Mexican sugar imports

EU backing for dairy farmers after Russia ban

Nutrition & Sante to buy Brazil's Jasmine

India's Mahindra coy on dairy sector entry talk

Jobs to go at Noble Foods after egg factory deal

Scandi Standard buys chicken firm Bosarpskyckling

The bitesize interview - Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector

The just-food interview part one: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

Japan and growth: Interview: Tokyo eyes food export growth by advancing "brand Japan" 13 Aug 14

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Progress at Synlait but challenges remain

Katy Askew | 28 Aug 14

New Zealand dairy group Synlait Milk revealed today (28 August) it has hit the "major milestone" of receiving regulatory clearance to begin exporting finished product from its new NZ$28.5m dry blending and consumer packaging plant.

Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment

Katy Askew | 27 Aug 14

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.

Brussels ready to move again to help Russia-hit EU producers

Dean Best | 26 Aug 14

Fresh produce growers in the EU have secured assistance from the European Commission in the wake of the Russian embargo and Brussels has indicated it would be prepared to step in again.

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.

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 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.

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