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ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis

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Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

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Unilever's sales are up, will margins follow?

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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.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans 16 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Latest News

McCormick replaces CEO Wilson with COO Kurzius 1 Dec 15

Hannah Abdulla

McCormick & Co. has named president and COO Lawrence Kurzius as its new chief executive, replacing Alan Wilson.

Unilever sets 2030 carbon positive goal 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has announced a deadline of 2030 for its operations to become carbon positive.

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.

Ros Agro gets boost from sugar, agribusiness 26 Nov 15

Dean Best

Ros Agro, the UK-listed holding company behind Russian sugar-to-mayonnaise maker Rusagro Group, has booked higher nine-month sales and earnings, as sales from its sugar and agribusiness grew..

Empire Bespoke Foods launches Tabasco olive oil 26 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Empire Bespoke Foods has announced it is launching a virgin olive oil under the Tabasco brand in the UK.

Stevia gets clearance for use in India 25 Nov 15

Dean Best

Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Latest blogs

Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group 17 Nov 15

Dean Best

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer.

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.

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