Latest food news & analysis in North America
With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...
Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...
just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Windsor, the North American arm of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, has announced plans to build a new appetiser production facility in Joplin, Missouri.
US food group Lancaster Colony today (27 April) booked lower nine-month earnings despite reporting a slight rise in sales.
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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