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How could TPP affect dairy processors? - analysis

The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have been released and, speaking to dairy industry representatives and analysts acro...

Why Pinnacle Foods faces work on Boulder Brands

There has been more consolidation in the US food industry, with another big player largely focused on stagnant categories moving for a busin...

What could be benefit of US approval of GM salmon?

The US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve AquaBounty Technologies' AquAdvantage salmon for consumption in the country sees t...

Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Mondelez sets out thinking behind new CSR goals 30 Oct 2015

Ben Cooper

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.

Latest News

Mondelez 'eyeing European candy disposals' 1 Dec 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International has reportedly hired advisers to help with the potential sale of confectionery assets in Europe.

Emmi acquires US firm Redwood Hill Farm 1 Dec 2015

Katy Askew

Emmi is expanding in the "attractive niches" of goat's milk products and "sustainable foods" such as organic and lactose-free through the acquisition of US-based dairy Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery. 

McCormick replaces CEO Wilson with COO Kurzius 1 Dec 2015

Hannah Abdulla

McCormick & Co. has named president and COO Lawrence Kurzius as its new chief executive, replacing Alan Wilson.

PE firm Gryphon takes stake in Original Cakerie 1 Dec 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US private equity firm Gryphon Investors has announced it is to acquire a majority stake in Canadian frozen dessert maker The Original Cakerie.

J&J Snacks launches Pillsbury frozen desserts 1 Dec 2015

Katy Askew

J&J Snack Foods and General Mills announced a new partnership that will see the introduction of a new frozen dessert, Pillsbury Mini Pies. 

Industry quotes of week - Boulder Brands, Unilever 27 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

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