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Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Why Reckitt Benckiser moved for Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson has been the subject of takeover talk ever since it was spun-off from pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. Today's (10 Fe...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...

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Wessanen eyes growth in "resurgent" organic market 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.


How Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.

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Kerry's Scanlon to replace McCarthy as CEO 21 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Kerry Group has announced Edmond Scanlon, the head of the ingredients and packaged food company's operations in Asia Pacific, will replace Stan McCarthy as CEO.


UK food and drink exports hit new record 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

The value of UK food and drink exports grew by 10.5% in 2016 to a record of more than GBP20bn (US$24.8) as manufacturers "responded to rapid growth in demand for quality produce", according to new figures from UK industry association the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).


UK organic sector growth may ease in 2017 21 Feb 2017

Dean Best

UK sales of organic products rose by more than 7% in 2016 - the market's fastest rate of expansion for nine years - but the country's certification body has forecast growth could ease this year.


Kerry operating earnings strengthen on slow sales 21 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Irish ingredients-to-foods manufacturer Kerry Group booked an increase in profitability today (21 February) as the company shrugged off top line softness in its consumer foods division. 


Leroy Seafood sees "record" 2016 21 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Lerøy Seafood Group said today (21 February) that it saw "record" sales and operating profit during 2016. 


Emmi's Glaserne Molkerei eyes production growth 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Emmi-owned German organic milk processor Gläserne Molkerei boosted production of organic milk by 25% in 2016 and is preparing to step up production of yogurt, the company has told just-food.

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