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Why Kraft-Heinz merger could herald more deals

The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...

The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO

ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challen...

The challenge of digital marketing and ROI

Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...

Consuming issues: Living by a (grocery) code

Codes governing the relationships between retailers and manufacturers have made headlines in the UK and Australia. However, recent headlines...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.


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.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral 27 Mar 15

Dean Best

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.


Food industry quotes of week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra 27 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.


ConAgra confirms another private-label charge 26 Mar 15

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods today (26 March) recorded another impairment charge on its private-label business, which continues to see sales under pressure.


Seneca Foods to sell fruit plant 26 Mar 15

Dean Best

Seneca Foods is to offload a fruit processing facility in California to local co-operative Pacific Coast Producers.


UPDATE: Heinz, Kraft strike merger agreement 25 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have struck a merger agreement that will create the world's fifth-largest food maker.


Buffett: Kraft Heinz to withstand health focus 25 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

The combined Kraft Heinz Co. can withstand increasing interest among US consumers in less processed, healthier foods, Warren Buffett said today (25 March).

Latest blogs

Employee arrested over corruption claims at SPC Ardmona parent 27 Mar 15

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Amatil is co-operating with Australian state police after an employee was arrested for money laundering and receiving a reported half-a-million Australian dollars in corrupt commissions.


just-food at CAGE 15 Mar 15

Dean Best

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners.

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