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On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

Heinz halves sugar in ketchup launch 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Ketchup maker Heinz has introduced a new stevia-based version of its tomato ketchup in a bid to lower the sugar in it by half.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Deoleo sees H1 loss on refinancing costs 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Spanish olive oil group Deoleo has booked a jump in net losses due to refinancing costs and weaker sales.


One-offs boost Olam FY profits 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Olam International has booked a jump in full-year earnings, which were boosted by margin expansion and one-time gains.


Argentina's Molinos buys control of US firm Lucini 28 Aug 14

Paula Krizanovic

Argentina-based food group Molinos Río de la Plata has gained control of US sauces, soup and dressings producer Lucini Italia.


UK group Symington's eyes Australia growth 26 Aug 14

Katy Askew

UK food group Symington's intends to expand its presence in Australia through the introduction of more of its brands into the market.

Latest blogs

Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.


Hain Celestial CEO characteristically jovial 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon is not one to maintain a stony face when discussing his company's performance. This morning's (20 August) conference call was no exception.

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