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General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins

General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly i...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Campbell's annual results and outlook - takeaways

Campbell Soup Co.'s shares slid in the wake of the release of the US company's annual results, which included lower sales and earnings - but...

Why food manufacturers are failing to innovate

The rate at which food products are launched in the UK has been declining. Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, suggests why man...

Latest Interviews

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview 27 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.


How Sweet Earth is taking veggie food mainstream 12 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Sweet Earth Natural Foods has built a following among a core base of millennial consumers that has enabled the US vegetarian food company to double its sales every year since Brian and Kelly Swette took ownership of the brand in 2012. Katy Askew caught up with the husband-and-wife team to find out more.

Latest News

Refocused ConAgra Foods posts rise in Q1 profits 29 Sep 16

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods booked an increase in first-quarter profit today (29 September) as the group prepares to spin-off its Lamb Weston potato business. 


PepsiCo nudges up full-year earnings outlook  29 Sep 16

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has slightly increased its earnings guidance, after reporting higher profits for the first nine months of its financial year. 


Dee’s Wholefoods enters Sweden  29 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Irish vegan food maker Dee's Wholefoods has entered the Swedish market with a deal to supply supermarket operator ICA. 


Duke Food Productions to set up plant in Texas 28 Sep 16

Dean Best

Duke Food Productions, the US private-label manufacturer, is to set up a plant in its second state in the country.


ConAgra acquires Frontera Foods' "gourmet" brands 27 Sep 16

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has acquired fellow US group Frontera Foods, including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands. 


Quotes of the week - Chobani, Mondelez, Boparan 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK tycoon behind the 2 Sisters Food Group, this week added to his assets with the acquisition of embattled turkey processor Bernard Matthews. Elsewhere on our M&A pages, US group B&G Foods bought a clutch of local assets from Associated British Foods. Elsewhere in the US, Chobani revealed the first group of start-ups that will be assisted in the yogurt company's "food incubator". Meanwhile, we spoke to the president of Mondelez International's business about in China about the company's launch of European chocolate brand Milka.

Latest blogs

Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.


While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.

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