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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...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

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

Industry news of week - Boulder Brands, Thai Union 27 Nov 15

Dean Best

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.

Greencore profits lifted by on-the-go food focus 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Profits at Ireland-based private-label supplier Greencore have jumped on the back of sales growth led by its food-to-go focus in the UK and US markets.

Strauss profits drop on lower sales  24 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales. 

Rhodes Food Group posts FY profit, sales jump 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

South African convenience foods maker Rhodes Food Group has reported a rise in full-year profits on the back of increased sales.

Bakkavor creates jobs at UK desserts plant 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

Bakkavor, the UK-based own-label supplier, is adding jobs at a desserts facility in its domestic market.

Russia to ban Ukraine food imports 19 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ukraine has estimated it could lose up to US$600m in exports to Russia during 2016, after Moscow announced it is to impose a ban on the country's food imports starting on 1 January.

Latest blogs

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

Experts blame growing portion sizes for obesity 15 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have blamed increasing portion sizes in the UK for obesity.

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