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Challenges for General Mills with The Good Table

General Mills launched a "mealtime solution" brand, The Good Table, in the US last week, targeting the millennial consumer on the look-out f...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal fo...

Why Flowers Foods organic bread deal is a killer

Flowers Foods last week announced the acquisition of organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread, a move which accelerates its growth in the org...

Latest Interviews

Smithfield Foods on new sustainability targets 11 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.

Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Latest News

B&G Foods "front-runner for Green Giant" 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business.

Dole CEO faces investor payout on takeover 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Dole Food Co. CEO David Murdock and Michael Carter, the company's former president, have been ordered to pay over US$148m to investors over the sale of the US group in 2013.

More lawsuits allege US canned tuna price-fixing 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Three more lawsuits have been filed alleging price-fixing among major US canned tuna companies.

McKee Foods rolls out protein snack bars 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US group McKee Foods has announced the launch of line of protein bars which it boasts "taste unlike any other protein bar on the market".

BFY Holdings names Paul Nardone CEO 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

BFY Holdings, the newly-established US snacks business, has named former Annie's Homegrown and Immaculate Baking Co. CEO Paul Nardone as its president and chief executive.

Smucker Q1 sales, profit beat analyst expectations 27 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

JM Smucker's first quarter net profit has been boosted by performance of new products and its acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands.

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