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What next for Premier Foods?

Three weeks after Premier Foods revealed McCormick & Co.'s interest in buying the UK group, its US suitor has, after seeing three proposed o...

The Premier Foods takeover saga - rolling analysis

Here just-food presents rolling coverage and analysis of the takeover interest in Premier Foods from McCormick & Co. Premier rebuffed three...

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Latest Interviews

Free-from firm BFree Foods - bitesize interview 25 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Ireland-based free-from foods maker BFree Foods, set up five years ago, is growing rapidly and expects that to continue this year, with plans to double its turnover in 2016. Demand for free-from products is rising but the sector, however, is becoming intensely competitive. Hannah Abdulla talks to BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy to find out how the company plans to continue to expand.


Finsbury prepared for more M&A - interview 31 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery products supplier, is performing strongly in a challenging market. Recent acquisitions have given a boost to results but the company, which makes lines under licence for groups like Ferrero's Thorntons, as well as using characters like Spiderman and the Minions for its cakes, has also been enjoying sold underlying growth. Dean Best caught up with finance director Stephen Boyd to discuss Finsbury's performance and its readiness to do more deals.

Latest News

Orkla earnings up on consumer brands 3 May 16

Katy Askew

Orkla booked higher first quarter earnings for its core consumer goods businesses, which it has been expanding through M&A. 


Tiger Brands CFO Funke Ighodaro to leave 3 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

South African food processor Tiger Brands has announced the exit of its CFO Funke Ighodaro.


Fazer buys European biscuit brands from Mondelez 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Finland's Fazer Group announced today that it is expanding its share of the bakery sector with the acquisition of the  Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala brands from Mondelez International. 


B&G ups earnings, sales guidance on Q1 profit jump 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods is increasing its full year sales and earnings guidance on the back of higher profits reported in the first quarter.


Bimbo posts higher Q1 sales and profits 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Profits have risen at Group Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.


News of the week - Mondelez, Hershey, MG 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International announced a European sale, this time of its biscuit brands, Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala to Fazer. The firm also had its first quarter numbers out this week as did Hershey who, alongside their results, announced the acquisition of BarkThins owner, Ripple Brand Collective. In the movers and shakers news this week, Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou and CFO Brad Hingle announced their departures and Mondelez exec Mark Clouse joined Pinnacle Foods as CEO.

Latest blogs

McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 16

Dean Best

The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.


While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.

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