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Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

AGT Food & Ingredients eyes packaged food push 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

Canada-based agri-food group AGT Food & Ingredients is to raise C$80m through a share issue to fund expansion in packaged food.


Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Seneca Foods losses widen in Q2 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

Seneca Foods, the US food group, fell into the red in the first six months of the financial year after two quarters of losses.


Food industry news of week: Chiquita, Premier, LDC 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.


Del Monte Pacific to raise funds with share issue 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Del Monte Pacific plans to issue 36m preferred shares at US$10 per share as part of efforts to raise funds in order to refinance debt.


Premier cautious on profits after Q3 sales slide 23 Oct 14

Dean Best

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a challenging third quarter when the UK group's branded sales fell by over 4%.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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