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Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

ConAgra suggests there is life in old brands yet

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-qua...

What peanut exec sentence says about food safety

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo East 2015

The natural products sector has waived in a seismic shift in the mainstream shopping habits of American consumers. This has attracted the at...

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Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans 16 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Smithfield Foods on new sustainability targets 11 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.

Latest News

Lifeway Foods reports mixed H1 2 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

Kefir maker Lifeway Foods booked a higher first-half operating result on the back of improved margins and a slight sales rise but net income dipped on one-time charges. 

McCormick cautious on earnings amid "weak" India 1 Oct 2015

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. today (1 October) issued a note of caution on its annual earnings amid "weak" results from a venture in India and a decline in the Mexican peso.

ConAgra Foods "efficiency" drive to hit 1,500 jobs 1 Oct 2015

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods, the US food group, is to cut around 1,500 jobs as part of plans to generate US$300m in "efficiency benefits" to boost productivity and profits.

Dr Schar revamps US gluten-free bread lines 1 Oct 2015

Dean Best

Dr Schar, the Italy-based gluten-free group, has revamped the bread lines it sells in the US, changing recipes and packaging and adding new lines to the range.

US food CEOs call for action on climate change 1 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

The CEOs of some of the US's largest food companies - including Mars Inc, General Mills and Kellogg – have called on world leaders to forge "robust international agreements" on climate change at upcoming intergovernmental talks on the issue in Paris. 

Green Giant sale to hit General Mills jobs in US 1 Oct 2015

Dean Best

Jobs at a General Mills plant in the US are to be affected once B&G Foods buys the group's Green Giant business.

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