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Danone's Q1: four things to learn

Danone's first-quarter update hit its shares - and it is likely the fall in its stock price was only part due to the numbers. The French yog...

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Analysis: Post discusses rationale for Weetabix

Post Holdings, the US food group, was this week announced as the new owner of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business. The GBP1.4bn...

Column: Unilever may surprise us further down line

Unilever announced the fruits of its business review - convened after the company brushed off interest from Kraft Heinz - yesterday (6 April...

Latest Interviews

Interview: "Disruptive" snack brand Hippeas 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 


Interview: KP Snacks on growth strategy 24 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Germany's Intersnack, is focused on growing its share of the country's snack sector through a strategy focusing on the strength of its core brands, its retail customers and on growth areas of the market. Katy Askew spoke to Andy Riddle, sales director at KP Snacks, to find out more about how the group hopes to expand. 

Latest News

Cooperl bid for FTL meats unit accepted 26 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Embattled French food holding company Financiere Turenne Lafayette has accepted a takeover offer from local pork giant Cooperl for its charcuterie business.


MSC unveils new sustainable fishing target 26 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has called for more than a third of global marine catch to be certified or engaged in its sustainability programme by 2030, as part of a new strategy to mark the organisation's 20th anniversary.


2 Sisters' chief Boparan invests in UK's Crawshaw 26 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

UK food tycoon Ranjit Boparan is set to take a 29.9% stake in local meat retailer Crawshaw, in a deal that will also see his 2 Sisters Food Group supply the business.


Glanbia signs deal on Dairy Ireland stake sale 26 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Ireland-based food group Glanbia has moved a step closer to selling a 60% stake in its domestic dairy products business.


Bakkavor creating jobs at two UK plants 26 Apr 2017

Dean Best

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor is adding jobs at two domestic plants supplying retailer Marks and Spencer.


Glanbia sales up but pressure on sports nutrition 26 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Ireland-based Glanbia today (26 April) reported higher first-quarter revenues, helped by growth from the company's ingredients business, amid falling volumes from its performance nutrition arm.

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