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Campbell working hard but challenges remain

Campbell Soup Co.'s third-quarter results included some positive news. Sales from the US group's baking and snacking arm grew solidly, while...

Comment: Can Applegate retain trust under Hormel?

Hormel Foods has moved to acquire Applegate Farms to tap into growing demand for natural and organic protein in the US. But what makes Apple...

Sweets & Snacks Expo: just-food's pick

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been...

USDA's GMO move may block mandatory labels

The labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products is a massive hot potato in the US. Not least because states like Ver...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Gardein founder Yves Potvin 29 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Canada's Garden Protein International - the company behind the meat-free brand Gardein - has enjoyed rapid growth and is hoping for more of the same under the ownership of US giant Pinnacle Foods, which bought the business last year. Yves Potvin, the founder and president of the Vancouver-based firm, has stayed on with Pinnacle and he spoke to Dean Best about expansion, competition and the outlook for the meat alternatives category.


Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover 17 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.

Latest News

Amazon "plans to add own grocery line" 29 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly planning to introduce grocery items to its line-up of private label brands


Mondelez faces challenge on sat fat goal 28 May 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International today (28 May) acknowledged challenges in its work to reduce saturated fat in its products and to lower the water and energy use in its manufacturing.


Flowers Foods sees mixed Q1 28 May 2015

Katy Askew

US baker Flowers Foods booked a mixed first quarter today (28 May), with lower sales and operating profit but higher net earnings.


Nestle launches Hot Pockets snacks in US 28 May 2015

Dean Best

Nestle has moved to try to see its US frozen sandwich brand Hot Pockets to benefit from growing demand for snacks with the launch of a "bite-sized" products.


Post sees 35% of egg supply hit as AI spreads 28 May 2015

Katy Askew

Post Holdings has warned that 35% of its egg supply has now been disrupted by the outbreak of avian influenza that is sweeping the mid-western US.


Abbott launches GMO-free Similac Advance 28 May 2015

Katy Askew

US infant formula group Abbot Laboratories has launched what it claims to be the “first and only” GMO-free infant formula from a “leading” manufacturer, Similac Advance Non-GMO.

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