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On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range

Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top tweets

Nothing gives you the experience of being on the ground at a trade show - without actually being on the ground - as well as social media. Th...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top 10

just-food's picks of products at the Natural Products Expo East that tap into the hot trends in US grocery....

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.

Latest News

General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.

StarKist CEO Lee to retire from seafood group 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

US seafood group StarKist Co. has said president and CEO Sam Hwi Lee is to retire.

Sabra to double Virginia hummus plant capacity 30 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Sabra Dipping Co., the venture between PepsiCo and Israel's Strauss Group, is set to double production capacity at its hummus making facility in Virginia to meet "growing consumer interest" in fresh dips and spreads.

English Bay Batter acquired by private equity firm 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian investment fund Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. has acquired North American bakery company English Bay Batter.

ConAgra, Skinnygirl launch low-cal popcorn 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has teamed up with health and wellness foods producer, Skinnygirl, for the US launch of a low-calorie popcorn line.

Seaboard sells 50% of Daily's to Triumph 29 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Seaboard Corp. has agreed to sell 50% of processed meats division Daily's Premium Meats to US pork group Triumph Foods.

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