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How will Flowers Foods grow in speciality bread?

US baker Flowers Foods has typically increased sales by focusing on regional growth. During the group's investor day in New York this week,...

Why Heinz-Kraft merger could herald more deals

The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...

The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO

ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challen...

Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

This morning's (25 March) news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food s...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.


Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.

Latest News

Kraft moves again on colours in mac and cheese 20 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Kraft Foods Group is to remove synthetic colours and artificial preservatives from its Original Macaroni & Cheese line in the US.


Heinz relaunches mustard in US push 17 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Heinz has relaunched its mustard in the US in a bid to grab a slice of a category in which it is not among the top eight brands.


Kagome acquires US group PBI 17 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Japan's Kagome Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Preferred Brands International, a US-based natural and ethnic food group.


US dairy sector back trade liberalisation efforts 17 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

US dairy manufacturers have welcomed bipartisan efforts to renew and modernise the trade authority through which President Obama can negotiate trade deals.


That's It. eyes US expansion with new bars 17 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

That's It., a food group that manufactures snack bars using only two ingredients, is expanding in the US through the introduction of new products and listings with national retailers.


Earthbound salad launches 16 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

US organic food group Earthbound Farms - owned by WhiteWave Foods - is adding more pre-prepared salads to its range.

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