Post Holdings strikes deal to acquire MOM Brands for US$1.15bn

Post Holdings has struck a deal to acquire fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer MOM Brands for around US$1.15bn.

Lifeway Foods CEO denies sale talks

Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky has told just-food the US cultured dairy products maker is not in discussions to sell the business.

PepsiCo names Peltz appointee Bill Johnson to board

PepsiCo has handed a board seat to former Heinz CEO Bill Johnson, who is also an advisor to Nelson Peltz, the activist shareholder that has been pushing for change at the US food and drinks giant.

just-food's outlook for 2015

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.

Reformulation in focus

With public health resources already stretched, dietary health is increasingly under the microscope. To some, reformulation is key. But what role should the food sector, consumers and governments play in forcing the pace of change?

Premier Foods CEO expects UK supermarket rebound

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has predicted the UK food group's brands will be the co-beneficiaries of a rebound at the country's largest su...

Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the fi...

Why US diet guidelines should consider environment

The possibility environmental criteria might form the latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has provoked intense debate in...

Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends

Unilever must respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...

What the analysts say: Unilever's mixed 2014

Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...

Marfrig stresses continuity as CEO Rial departs

Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was...

Comment: New Zealand drought could hit dairy sector 16 Jan 15

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry - and one which has global implications.

Focus: Why the jury is out for Danone's Oikos Triple Zero 14 Jan 15

Danone has launched Oikos Triple Zero, a product it hopes will attract more protein-hungry male consumers to a slowing Greek yoghurt category. Will the French company succeed? Dean Best investigates.

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

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Post Holdings strikes deal to acquire MOM Brands

Katy Askew | 26 Jan 15

Post Holdings has struck a deal to acquire fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer MOM Brands for around US$1.15bn.

Vion CEO Herkemij quits meat group

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 15

Dutch meat processor Vion Food Group has announced the departure of CEO Michiel Herkemij after a little over a year the job.

Groupe Doux to create 190 jobs

Dean Best | 23 Jan 15

French poultry processor Groupe Doux is to create over 190 jobs at plants across the country, a move it said was a sign of its recovery a year after emerging from administration.

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The bitesize interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 14

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.

The just-food interview part two: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 16 Dec 14

Stuart Todd

In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.

The just-food interview part one: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 15 Dec 14

Stuart Todd

French poultry supplier Groupe Doux is a company looking to the future after a challenging recent past. From June 2012, Doux spent 18 months in administration after pressure from raw material costs and a failed foray into Brazil. In the a two-part interview, Stuart Todd speaks to Doux CEO Arnaud Marion, the turnaround specialist hired by the administrators and who has stayed on to lead the business into what he hopes is sustained recovery.

Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jan 15

Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).

Wilmar International lifts lid on palm oil sourcing

Dean Best | 22 Jan 15

Singapore-based agribusiness giant Wilmar International is to publish more information on how it sources its palm oil, a move welcomed by environmentalists.

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs

Dean Best | 16 Jan 15

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.

Unilever reflects on mixed 2014

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

What deal could follow Heinz at 3G Capital?

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

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

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.

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