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General Mills sales woes continue - analysis

General Mills this week reported another quarter of falling sales, leading industry watchers to wonder if the US food giant will lessen its...

Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and sustainability

One talking point that emerged from Kraft Heinz's approach for Unilever was the companies' approaches when it comes to corporate responsibil...

Why personalisation will take-off in US food

As they search for paths to growth, there is increasing interest among food companies operating in the US in developing products or services...

Foodservice focus: Popeyes, Freshii

Brazil-based private-equity group 3G Capital grabbed the FMCG industry headlines in February with Kraft Heinz's ultimately unsuccessful play...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Farmhouse Culture taps gut-health 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

US firm Farmhouse Culture produces what – at first glance – might sound like a traditional product: fermented or pickled vegetables. But, in re-imagining the production method, first developed primarily as a preservation technique, Farmhouse Culture – which has recently secured investment from General Mills – has updated the concept in a way that is proving appealing to US consumers. Katy Askew spoke to Farmhouse Culture director of marketing Marc McCullagh to find out more. 

Interview: Fairtrade Foundation head Mike Gidney 9 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.

Latest News

Cal-Maine's challenges continue in Q3 27 Mar 2017

Dean Best

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods reported a third successive quarter of worsening profitability as the company battled falling prices amid excess supply in the sector.

Germany's Haribo plans first US candy plant 24 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Haribo, the Germany-based confectionery giant, has announced plans to acquire a property in Wisconsin to launch its first production site in the US.

Kraft Heinz cuts jobs in US, Canada 24 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has announced another wave of job cuts in North America.

US firm Bare Snacks claims "double-digit" growth 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

The CEO of Bare Snacks has claimed the US natural snack maker is seeing "double-digit" sales growth, supported by distribution gains and innovation.

Canada sets out measures to boost agri-food growth 24 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Canada plans to grow the country's agri-food exports "to at least" CAD75bn (US$56bn) annually by 2025, according to proposals announced in the federal budget.

Golden State Foods appoints Joe Heffington as CFO 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

US food maker Golden State Foods is reorganising its business to accelerate "growth and global expansion", including the appointment of Joe Heffington to the post of chief financial officer. 

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