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Focus: ConAgra own-label exit plan is about growth

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...

Focus: Will synergies lift Ahold Delhaize in US?

The merger between European retailers Ahold and Delhaize is significant because it will allow the group's to scale up in the key US market,...

M&A Watch - ConAgra should divest Commercial Foods

The investment in ConAgra's shares by hedge fund Jana Partners has prompted speculation that the group will sell one of its divisions, in or...

Focus: Will ConAgra sell own-label unit?

ConAgra Foods came under even more pressure to start delivering returns to shareholders last week when activist investor Jana Partners revea...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

Interview: Permira's plans for new US snacks asset 24 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Private-equity giant Permira has snapped up Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks Holding, two US companies focused on healthier products. John Coyle, a partner at Permira, talks to Dean Best about why the firm has bought the businesses, the potential for healthier snacks and its plans to expand its new assets.

Latest News

JBS acquires Cargill's US pork unit 2 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn.

Monogram to buy Golden County from Chapter 11 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

US group Monogram Food Solutions is set to buy local snack and appetiser business Golden County Foods out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Mead Johnson names ex-Numico exec CFO 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mead Johnson Nutrition has appointed former Numico executive Michel Cup as its new CFO - and asked the man filling the role temporarily to become COO.

McCormick books H1 profit fall 1 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

McCormick & Co. has reported a fall in profits for the first half, with special charges in the second quarter contributing to the decline.

Kraft faces lawsuit over 'natural' claims 1 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group is facing a class action lawsuit over claims that it falsely marketed its fat-free cheddar cheese as “natural” when it allegedly contains artificial ingredients.

ConAgra confirms private-label exit 30 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods today (30 June) revealed it will sell its private-label business as the US group confirmed the unit's performance weighed on full-year sales and earnings.

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