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CAGNY analysis: Danone's growth strategy

Danone focused much of its presentation at this week's Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on its plans for the US. The French gro...

How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Latest Interviews

Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.


Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

Nestle launches global sugar target 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Smarties-to-Cheerios owner Nestle has announced a "global commitment" to cut the sugar in its food by 5% by 2020.


Oz dairy group Murray Goulburn books H1 loss 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn, the embattled Australian dairy processor, ran up a loss of AUD32m in the first six months of its financial year, hit by lower sales from both sides of its business.


Slovakia calls meeting over food quality concerns 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.


Morinaga dairy, snacks companies 'to combine' 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Japanese snacks group Morinaga & Co. and the country's second-largest producer, Morinaga Milk & Co., reportedly plan to integrate their businesses next year.


Arla expects price hikes to drive revenue growth 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

Arla Foods, the European dairy group, has said it expects its annual sales to grow by around EUR1bn in 2017 but driven in the main by price increases.


Quotes of week: Bonduelle, Maple Leaf, Tyson 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

There were two major acquisitions announced in the US this week, with France's Bonduelle moving to buy produce supplier Ready Pac Foods and Canada-based meat processor snapping up meat-free player Lightlife Foods. Staying in the US, companies including Tyson Foods, General Mills and Mondelez International gave an update on their strategies for growth at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York investment conference in Florida. Elsewhere, Ireland's Glanbia announced plans to spin-off its domestic dairy business.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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