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Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy

Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first p...

Comment: ConAgra failing to address core issues

ConAgra Foods believes its latest acquisition - Chinese potato group TaiMei - will help further unlock the growth potential in its Lamb West...

Comment: Slim-Fast sale shows declining category

Unilever announced late yesterday (10 July) that it has sold its Slim-Fast diet foods business as it trims the fat from its food portfolio....

TreeHouse well-placed after Flagstone move

Since the inception of TreeHouse Foods in 2005, the US private-label group has snapped up businesses supplying the centre of the store. Now,...

Latest Interviews

PepsiCo chief scientific officer Dr Mehmood Khan 10 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo, discusses research and development with Olly Wehring, the editor of just-food sister site just-drinks. Khan discusses the changing role of research and development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

Unilever to close Florida ice cream plant 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is to close an ice cream manufacturing plant in Florida, a move that sees 230 jobs put at risk.


French bakery firm Bridor to expand US plant 22 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

French industrial baker Bridor, which supplies products to the supermarket and foodservice channels, is planning to expand its plant in the US.


Mead Johnson H1 profits up despite Q2 dip 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US infant formula firm Mead Johnson has posted an increase in profits for the first half of the year despite earnings slightly dipping in the second quarter as a result of higher dairy costs.


Protein "platform", organic soups in Campbell NPD 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. is to launch protein shakes and bars under the V8 label, a range of organic soups under its namesake brand and add a kids range to its Bolthouse Farms portfolio in a bid to boost sales in the next 12 months.


Campbell issues warning on 2014/15 fiscal year 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. today (21 May) warned sales and earnings in its upcoming new financial year would fall below the company's long-term targets.


Bonduelle fire causes "considerable" damage 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Canned vegetable supplier Bonduelle has said damage to its plant in Tecumseh Ontario Canada is "considerable" after a fire broke out on the night of 17 July.

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