Latest food news & analysis in North America
The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have been released and, speaking to dairy industry representatives and analysts acro...
There has been more consolidation in the US food industry, with another big player largely focused on stagnant categories moving for a busin...
The US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve AquaBounty Technologies' AquAdvantage salmon for consumption in the country sees t...
Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...
US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.
Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.
Mondelez International has reportedly hired advisers to help with the potential sale of confectionery assets in Europe.
Emmi is expanding in the "attractive niches" of goat's milk products and "sustainable foods" such as organic and lactose-free through the acquisition of US-based dairy Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery.
McCormick & Co. has named president and COO Lawrence Kurzius as its new chief executive, replacing Alan Wilson.
US private equity firm Gryphon Investors has announced it is to acquire a majority stake in Canadian frozen dessert maker The Original Cakerie.
J&J Snack Foods and General Mills announced a new partnership that will see the introduction of a new frozen dessert, Pillsbury Mini Pies.
Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.
- ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis
- Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise
- Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends
- What could be benefit of US approval of GM salmon?
- How Danone aims to meet its 2020 objectives
- Hovis plans cuts amid anxiety over UK bread demand
- Fonterra, Bellamy's strike baby nutritionals partn
- Unilever sets 2030 carbon positive goal
- PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US
- Aryzta regional CEO steps down