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Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Premier Foods CEO expects UK supermarket rebound

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has predicted the UK food group's brands will be the co-beneficiaries of a rebound at the country's largest su...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

How will Tesco's strategy affect suppliers?

Contained in Tesco's trading update yesterday (8 January) were some key strategic initiatives that will have a profound impact on the compan...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.


SIAL: French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Quirky French food group Michel et Augustin is enjoying rapid growth at home and overseas with a portfolio ranging from biscuits to beverages. Backing from Artemis, the French investment fund with assets including the Chateau Latour vineyard, is enabling the company to expand further - and it is set to enter the US. Dean Best met Antoine Chauvel, the firm's export director, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to find out more about its plans.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


ConAgra ends RyKrisp production 30 Jan 15

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has confirmed that it will stop manufacturing RyKrisp crackers due to "low demand" for the product.


Campbell aligns structure with growth objectives 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. is reorganising its business into three divisions the US group says reflect its strategic growth priorities.


Grupo Bimbo revamps Madrid plant, 42 jobs at risk 29 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Grupo Bimbo has announced a restructure at its Las Mercedes plant in Madrid, a move which sees 42 jobs at risk.


Sales mix, costs hits Lancaster Colony first-half 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Lancaster Colony reported lower first-half earnings as a deterioration in sales mix and higher costs offset top line gains at the pie-to-condiments maker.


Nonni's Foods names ex-Wrigley exec Hansberry CEO 27 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US-baked goods firm Nonni's Foods has announced the appointment of Brian Hansberry as CEO.

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 14

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.

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