Latest food news & analysis in North America
Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...
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Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working condit...
The use of antibiotics in the foodservice supply chain remained in the spotlight in April, with investors in the UK calling on operators to...
US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.
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.
Shares in Canadian natural and organic food group SunOpta jumped 26.7% on Friday (27 May) after it emerged that its largest shareholder, Tourbillon Capital Partners, asked the group to hire advisers to unlock shareholder value.
Grupo Lala has struck a deal to acquire the US branded assets of fellow Mexican dairy business Laguna Dairy to expand its offering north of the border.
France-based foodservice business Elior Group has struck a deal to buy Preferred Meals, a US firm that supplies educational establishments and care homes for the elderly.
Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett will leave the US snack group at the end of the year.
US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans.
Sanderson Farms has reported lower sales and profits for the first half of its financial year.
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