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Why Campbell's move on GMOs is savvy

The decision by Campbell Soup Co. to back nationwide mandatory labelling of the genetically modified ingredients in food on sale in the US,...

Orkla seeking strength in small markets with Hamé

Nordic food group Orkla is expanding its presence in central Europe through the acquisition of Czech Republic-based Hamé. The deal offers co...

ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Latest Interviews

Greenyard's broad church aims at healthy trends 29 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

Greenyard Foods is the fresh, canned and frozen vegetable group that was created through the merger of Greenyard, Univeg and Peatinvest earlier this year. The deal formed a vegetable processing behemoth with a global footprint and annual sales of EUR3.7bn (US$4.05bn). While the integration of the business is still a work in progress, the company is confident that it can leverage growing vegetable consumption needs through its extended portfolio. Katy Askew caught up with Hans Luts, managing director of the group's Pinguin frozen business, to find out more.


The just-food interview - Bonduelle ready for M&A 28 Oct 2015

Dean Best

In early 2012, Bonduelle struck three deals in eight weeks, acquiring businesses in Russia, Hungary and the US. Aside from snapping up a plant in Canada from local retailer Sobeys in 2014, the French vegetables giant has kept its powder dry, instead integrating the trio of assets it bought three years ago. In part two of the just-food interview, CFO Gregory Sanson says Bonduelle is ready for more deals, reflects on missing out on Green Giant and explains where the group is looking to pounce.

Latest News

Kikkoman enjoys domestic and overseas growth 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese food maker Kikkoman has announced increased sales and profits for the first nine months of its financial year, citing positive sales in both its domestic and overseas markets.


Food industry quotes - Mondelez, Arla, Unilever 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International this week announced its annual results, while setting forecasts for 2016 and a new target for 2018 margins. The snacks giant's shares subsequently tumbled. Arla Foods, meanwhile, set out plans to cut 500 jobs as part of a drive to double its organic sales growth. And Unilever made a if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em move with the launch of an egg-free mayo in the US.


Bonduelle reports accelerating sales growth 4 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Bonduelle, the French vegetable processor, said today (4 February) its sales accelerated in the second quarter of its financial year thanks to a step-up in international growth. 


ConAgra to close tomato products plant in US 3 Feb 16

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods is to shut a plant making tomato products in Helm in central California.


Seneca Foods posts mixed 9M results 3 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Seneca Foods has reported a profit increase for the first nine months of its financial year thanks in part to one-off gains - but the US group saw sales fall on lower volumes.


Ireland signs grocery supplier code  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

The Irish government has enacted a grocery goods regulation in a bid, the lawmakers said, to "rebalance relationships" between suppliers and retailers in the grocery sector. 

Latest blogs

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra? 2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.

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