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Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...

Column: Why snacking is the new meal

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...

Retail focus: Sprouts, Souq.com, Tesco/Booker

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Sir Kensington's on sale to Unilever 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.


Interview: WhiteWave on sustainability "mission" 19 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

US natural and organic food group WhiteWave Foods – now part of Danone – believes its sustainability programmes and its mission to "change the way the world eats for the better" is a key point of difference to its rivals. Last month, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in the US, with the sale to Danone on the horizon, Katy Askew spoke to WhiteWave sustainability chief Deanna Bratter to find out about the US company's sustainability strategies.

Latest News

Mead Johnson books increased earnings 27 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

Mead Johnson has booked lower first-quarter sales but increased earnings, ahead of the US infant formula business' sale to UK consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser. 


Pinnacle sales edge up but earnings mixed 27 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods, the maker of brands including Bird's Eye and Duncan Hines, was able to report higher first-quarter sales as growth in the group's grocery business offset declining revenue from its frozen brands. 


Maple Leaf touts sales, margin growth as profits f 27 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods pointed to improved sales and margins in the first quarter of the year, as costs linked to a plant closure hit its bottom line.


Ajinomoto invests in new US frozen facility  27 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Ajinomoto Windsor, the North American arm of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, has announced plans to build a new appetiser production facility in Joplin, Missouri.


Lancaster Colony books lower earnings 27 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

US food group Lancaster Colony today (27 April) booked lower nine-month earnings despite reporting a slight rise in sales.


Cargill to invest in egg manufacturing expansion 27 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is investing US$12m in the expansion of its cooked egg facility in Iowa to meet "increased demand" from the foodservice and food ingredients sector.

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