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Rise of prepared foods in US grocers - analysis

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

The five pillars to e-commerce success for CPGs

To win online, packaged food manufacturers must put in place specific strategies to suit the channel. Keith Anderson, vice president of stra...

Millennials - What do they think of brands?

Millennial consumers are a cohort attracting the attention of a growing number of consumer goods companies. Richard Woodard considers the re...

Latest Interviews

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.

What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 

Latest News

Tipiak results boosted by frozen, chilled foods 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

French food group Tipiak reported higher sales for 2015, with growth led by expansion of the firm's chilled and frozen business. 

Kerry foods Q1 volumes lifted by NPD 27 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Kerry Group has reported an increase in business volumes of its consumer foods division for the first quarter.

News of week - McCormick, Almarai, Danone 22 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co., days after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, this week announced a smaller acquisition, buying Botanical Food Co., an Australia-based maker of chilled herbs - and we expect more M&A to follow from the US spices giant. Elsewhere, Saudi food group Almarai revealed it is looking to take control of the UAE's National Food Products Co. Danone published its first-quarter sales and claimed it was making progress towards its goal of accelerating its annual sales growth by 2020. And we interviewed Ireland's BFree Foods, which believes its recipes will help it grow in a crowded free-from sector.

Quotes of the week - McCormick, PepsiCo, BFree 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After dropping its pursuit of Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. this week swooped to buy Australia's Botanical Food Co. and its Gourmet Garden brand. Elsewhere, PepsiCo said its focus on premium innovation is leading to "good price points". And just-food interviewed Irish free-from food maker BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy who discussed how consumers view free-from foods is changing.

Harry's Fresh Foods acquires Oberto Brands plant 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

US-based soup and entree maker Harry's Fresh Foods has acquired an ex-Oberto Brands plant in Tennessee.

Addo Food Group launches Wall's breakfast line 21 Apr 16

Dean Best

Addo Food Group, the UK savoury products maker, is to launch a Wall's product targeted at consumers looking to eat breakfast on-the-go.

Latest blogs

While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.

Takeover interest in Premier Foods sends ripples around Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference 23 Mar 16

Dean Best

The takeover interest in Premier Foods was a hot topic of conversation among delegates at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference today (23 March) - not least because the UK group pulled out of presenting at the event this afternoon.

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