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Focus: Can General Mills improve US retail sales?

General Mills has been hit by category softness and changing consumer preferences at its US business. With US retail sales representing the...

Focus: ConAgra own-label exit plan is about growth

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Focus: Will ConAgra sell own-label unit?

ConAgra Foods came under even more pressure to start delivering returns to shareholders last week when activist investor Jana Partners revea...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week - ConAgra, JBS 3 Jul 15

Dean Best

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.


Ebro sees sandwich boost from Roland Monterrat buy 2 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ebro Foods has said the acquisition of French sandwich firm Roland Monterrat will help it get ahead in a category in which it is struggling to grow market share.


Ebro acquires France's Roland Monterrat 2 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Spanish food firm Ebro Foods has announced the acquisition of France's Roland Monterrat.


US performance weighs on General Mills 1 Jul 15

Katy Askew

General Mills has conceded that the performance of its US brands weighed on full-year sales and earnings in a 12 month period that the company described as “mixed”.


ConAgra confirms private-label exit 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods today (30 June) revealed it will sell its private-label business as the US group confirmed the unit's performance weighed on full-year sales and earnings.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.

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