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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

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.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Russia's food embargo still stands but this week it eased the ban to allow in some agricultural commodities to bolster its food production. The Chiquita takeover saga continued with bidders Cutrale Group and Safra Group appealing to the produce group's shareholders to vote against its merger with Fyffes. Elsewhere, we analysed the performance and outlook for Lindt & Sprungli and Hain Celestial, two companies enjoying robust growth.


FY sales up but profits down at Lancaster Colony 21 Aug 14

Dean Best

US food group Lancaster Colony today (21 August) booked a fall in annual profits despite higher sales.


Hain Celestial sees "record" FY sales 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial, the US food group, has booked an increase in full-year profits thanks to "record" sales in the period.


JM Smucker lowers FY sales outlook 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

JM Smucker has lowered its full-year sales expectations after booking a drop in first-quarter sales and earnings as lower pricing more than offset a resilient volume performance.

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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