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Editor's viewpoint: Chiquita right to stand firm

Chiquita Brands International still appears set on its proposed merger with Fyffes – and the US produce giant is, at the moment, right to do...

PepsiCo's response to Frito-Lay share squeeze

Frito-Lay, the North American snack business of PepsiCo, is responding to the slow erosion of its market share in a "disciplined" way, while...

US attitude to health, sustainability is changing

Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...

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...

Latest Interviews

Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.


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.

Latest News

Timeline: Latest on battle for Chiquita 20 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Chiquita Brands International, which had lined up a merger with fellow banana supplier Fyffes, has become the subject of takeover interest from Brazilian firms Cutrale Group and Safra Group. And that interest is developing into a tussle for the future ownership of the US produce giant. just-food provides a digest of the most significant events so far.


Chiquita rebuffs sweetened Cutrale-Safra bid 17 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

The board of Chiquita Brands International has once again rejected takeover advances from Cutrale Group and Safra Group, insisting their improved offer is still not in the best interests of shareholders.


Armanino posts "record" 9M sales, profits 17 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Armanino Foods of Distinction, the US pasta-to-pesto group, has booked "record" sales and profits for the first nine months of the year as investment in promotions drives the company's growth.


B&G Foods appoints CFO Cantwell as new CEO 16 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US food group B&G Foods has named CFO Bob Cantwell as its new president and CEO.


Gay Lea Foods buys fellow Canadian dairy Hewitt's 16 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Canadian dairy co-op Gay Lea Foods has snapped up local processor Hewitt's Dairy.


Foster Farms CEO to "stand down" 16 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Foster Farms president and CEO Ron Foster has reportedly signalled his intention to stand down.

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