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How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's

Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...

Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

Companies' duty for supply chain workers growing

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working condit...

Antibiotics, Starbucks, BK - foodservice round-up

The use of antibiotics in the foodservice supply chain remained in the spotlight in April, with investors in the UK calling on operators to...

Latest Interviews

Kind CEO on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 31 May 2016

Dean Best

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.

The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview 15 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

US organic vegetarian food group Amy's Kitchen believes it has significant opportunities to ramp up sales. However, the company must balance its growth aspirations against the need to maintain the quality and values it says have been key to its success. Katy Askew spoke to VP of marketing at Amy's Kitchen, Bridget Dwyer, to find out more.

Latest News

SunOpta shares jump on call for sale 31 May 2016

Katy Askew

Shares in Canadian natural and organic food group SunOpta jumped 26.7% on Friday (27 May) after it emerged that its largest shareholder, Tourbillon Capital Partners, asked the group to hire advisers to unlock shareholder value. 

Lala expanding in the US with Laguna Dairy buy 31 May 2016

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala has struck a deal to acquire the US branded assets of fellow Mexican dairy business Laguna Dairy to expand its offering north of the border.

Elior Group to buy US firm Preferred Meals 31 May 2016

Dean Best

France-based foodservice business Elior Group has struck a deal to buy Preferred Meals, a US firm that supplies educational establishments and care homes for the elderly.

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett to retire 27 May 2016

Katy Askew

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett will leave the US snack group at the end of the year. 

Hampton Creek 'seeks further funding' 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans.

Sanderson Farms posts lower H1 sales, profits 26 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Sanderson Farms has reported lower sales and profits for the first half of its financial year.

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