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General Mills US "priority" categories gain share

General Mills has reported market share growth across its three "priority" categories in the US - cereal, yoghurt and snacks - but sluggish...

Focus: Danone CEO Faber puts stamp on business

Danone today (12 December) made a series of announcements, including a division to focus on Africa, an update on the future of the company's...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

Comment: Unilever spreads sale unlikely to be soon

Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, a...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Scott Wotherspoon, CEO of A2 Milk 10 Dec 2014

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. is looking to revitalise its business in the UK. It entered the market in 2011 through a venture with Robert Wiseman Dairies. However, the sale of A2's partner to German dairy giant Muller a year later held back its ambitions. Scott Wotherspoon, recently-appointed CEO of A2's UK arm, talks to Dean Best about the company's plans.


Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

Latest News

General Mills earnings drop one-third 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

General Mills booked a steep decline in second-quarter earnings due to restructuring costs and lower sales.


Kraft to reappraise business, says new CEO Cahill 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

Kraft Foods Group chairman John Cahill will take on the role of CEO at the US food group, with chief executive Tony Vernon set to step down.


2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


Grupo Lala to buy Nicaraguan dairy Eskimo 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala has struck a deal to acquire the assets of Nicaraguan dairy group Eskimo, a move the company said would "strengthen" and "extend" its presence in Central America.


2014's most-read comment on just-food 17 Dec 14

Dean Best

The raging debate over GMOs in the US, ongoing industry consolidation in the country, the fact promotions were not driving volumes in Europe and the scrutiny on sugar and obesity piqued our team's interest in 2014 - and yours, too.


Arla confident on Atria deal despite probe 16 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Arla Foods expects a competition investigation into its proposed acquisition of Atria's specialty cheese business, Falbygdens, will not block the deal.

Latest blogs

Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 14

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


Food makers key in cutting meat, dairy consumption and saving planet 3 Dec 14

Hannah Abdulla

The meat-free protein sector could be in for a popularity boost as more and more research points to the damaging effect livestock production is having on the environment.

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