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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Kraft Heinz Q1 - 5 things to learn

Kraft Heinz this week booked first-quarter sales and earnings that were down year-on-year and which missed analyst expectations. The company...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: UK sugar debate becoming more measured

Ben Cooper reports from a UK conference on sugar this week and finds a shift in the tone of discussion from debate to action....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Sir Kensington's on sale to Unilever 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.


Wessanen eyes growth in "resurgent" organic market 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

Latest News

Greencore claims "strong" H1 sales, profit growth 23 May 17

Dean Best

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (23 May) touted "strong" growth in sales and profits during the first half of its financial year.


Rhodes Food Group books improved sales, profits 23 May 17

John Shepherd

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group today (23 May) reported growth of 15.9% in headline earnings to ZAR126m (US$9.5m) for the six months to the end of March on increased sales.


Campbell books earnings fall, trims sales forecast 19 May 17

John Shepherd

Campbell Soup Co. today (19 May) booked a fall in sales and earnings for the third quarter of its financial year on weak demand for its condensed soups and broths - and warned that full-year sales could decline.


Pioneer Food Group names Felix Lombard as CFO 19 May 17

Ben Cooper

Pioneer Food Group, the South Africa-based food and drinks group, has appointed Felix Lombard as its new chief financial officer.


Campbell solar installation work under way 19 May 17

Ben Cooper

Campbell Soup Company said work has started on installing a 4.4-megawatt solar array at its head office in Camden, New Jersey.


Kraft Heinz mum on Colgate-Palmolive bid reports 18 May 17

Helen Arnold

US-based peanuts-to-ketchup maker Kraft Heinz has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing to mount a takeover bid for consumer giant Colgate-Palmolive.

Latest blogs

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage 23 May 17

Ben Cooper

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievements.


Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

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