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Orkla seeking strength in small markets with Hamé

Nordic food group Orkla is expanding its presence in central Europe through the acquisition of Czech Republic-based Hamé. The deal offers co...

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.


Ballymaguire Foods outlines UK ready meal ambition 8 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Latest News

Post raises EBITDA guidance on Q1 results 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Post Holdings, the US food group, has raised its forecast for annual adjusted EBITDA on the back of increased sales and earnings in its first quarter.


Kerry Group launches Pure free-from meals in UK 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

Kerry Group has extending its dairy-free spreads brand Pure into the UK meals market with the launch of lunchtime and evening dishes.


Chobani launches "high-protein" dips range 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Chobani has announced it is expanding its portfolio in Australia with the launch of a range of "high protein" dips.


Hain Celestial lifted by international, protein  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial has booked improved second-quarter sales and earnings, boosted by the performance of its international and protein units. 


Ireland signs grocery supplier code  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

The Irish government has enacted a grocery goods regulation in a bid, the lawmakers said, to "rebalance relationships" between suppliers and retailers in the grocery sector. 


Bonduelle launches soups in Italy 1 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Bonduelle is launching a line of five vegetable soups in Italy, called Le Zuppe!

Latest blogs

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra? 2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.

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