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Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

Nestle Q1 sales - what the analysts say

Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...

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...

Latest Interviews

The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview 15 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

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.


What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 

Latest News

Pinnacle Q1 sales rise on M&A 28 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods said today (28 April) that it made a "solid" start to fiscal 2016, with sales boosted by the US group's recent acquisition of local peer Boulder Brands. 


Del Monte Foods to close North Carolina plant 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Del Monte Foods is to close a vegetable processing site in North Carolina, a move affecting 230 full-time staff and 92 seasonal employees.


Saudi's Goody eyes entry into UAE with Gulfco deal 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian food firm Goody has announced plans to expand into the UAE following a distribution deal with Gulfco.


Shanghai Kaichuang to buy Spain's Conservas Albo 19 Apr 16

Ben Cooper

Chinese seafood group Shanghai Kaichuang Ocean Resources is to buy Spanish seafood processor Conservas Albo for around EUR61m.


Armanino plans investment as sales, earnings rise 18 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Armanino Foods of Distinction revealed it is planning a "substantial" investment in its production base as it booked a "record" first quarter that saw sales rise 10% year-on-year. 


News of week - Premier, Mars, Raisio 15 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. this week walked away from the negotiating table, ending its interest in UK group Premier Foods plc. Raisio, the Finnish food maker, after feeling the pressure in the UK breakfast cereal sector, handed the licence to Honey Monster and Good Grain to local firm Brecks. And Mars surprised the sector by revealing it would advise consumers to only meet some of its food occasionally as part of a series of health-focused initiatives.

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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