Latest food news & analysis in North America
General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...
The US accounts for the bulk of General Mills' business and, with its operations at home under pressure, the food giant has got out the cheq...
Over the past ten years, Kellogg has moved to reduce its reliance on the cereal aisle, with the Keebler and Pringes acquisitions opening up...
Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...
US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.
Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.
US meat producer Kayem Foods is expanding its Al Fresco all-natural brand with the addition of two frozen pre-cooked lines.
Mexican pasta manufacturer Grupo La Moderna has reportedly started construction of its first US factory in Cleburne, Texas.
Chiquita Brands International, which had lined up a merger with fellow banana supplier Fyffes, has become the subject of takeover interest from Brazilian firms Cutrale Group and Safra Group. And that interest is developing into a tussle for the future ownership of the US produce giant. just-food provides a digest of the most significant events so far.
US firm Ancient Harvest is expanding its breakfast range with the launch of a line of hot cereals.
Happy Family, Danone's US organic baby food business, has launched a range of pouches and a line of wafers as it builds its portfolio of convenient and health-focused products.
Southwest Specialty Eggs, the venture between US egg suppliers Cal-Maine Foods and Hickman's Egg Ranch, has acquired the Egg-Land's Best franchise for southern California and Las Vegas.
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