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Rise of prepared foods in US grocers - analysis

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater...

How are brands organising for e-commerce?

The digital sphere is becoming significant for consumers - but are manufactures keeping pace? Are they developing specific strategies for th...

Hershey results, outlook, M&A - the top takeaways

Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...

Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...

Latest Interviews

The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview 15 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

US organic vegetarian food group Amy's Kitchen believes it has significant opportunities to ramp up sales. However, the company must balance its growth aspirations against the need to maintain the quality and values it says have been key to its success. Katy Askew spoke to VP of marketing at Amy's Kitchen, Bridget Dwyer, to find out more.

How Campbell's Plum plans to tap infant formula 14 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 

Latest News

Hain Celestial eyes disposals, forms venture unit 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Hain Celestial said today (4 May) it plans to sell off brands that "no longer fit into its core strategy", while announcing he launch of Cultivate Ventures, a unit for fresh investments.

Cerealto to grow in gluten-free with EUR68m boost 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Cerealto, the international business of Spanish food firm Grupo Siro, has outlined a EUR68m investment into growing its business internationally and enhancing its presence in the UK's gluten-free sector.

Hain Celestial revises sales, earnings forecasts 4 May 2016

Dean Best

Hain Celestial today (4 May) lowered the top end of its forecasts for net sales and earnings per share as the US food group tightened its predictions for its top and bottom lines.

Maple Leaf hails "milestone" of margin improvement 4 May 2016

Katy Askew

Maple Leaf Foods said today (4 May) it hit the "milestone" of delivering a "sustainably more profitable company" in the first quarter of 2016 following an investment programme designed to strip costs out of its production base. 

Land O'Lakes posts Q1 profit rise 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

First quarter profits at Land O'Lakes have risen despite a slight fall in sales.

Dole faces DoJ probe over listeria outbreak 3 May 2016

Katy Askew

Dole Food Co. has confirmed that it is "cooperating" with a US Department of Justice criminal investigation regarding a listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.

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