Dried foods: Latest news and analysis articles
Just a week after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. announced the acquisition of Australian chilled herbs firm Botanic...
Last week, Mars launched a broad-ranging strategy aimed at helping to improve diets, including plans to reformulate products and classify th...
Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...
Three weeks after Premier Foods revealed McCormick & Co.'s interest in buying the UK group, its US suitor has, after seeing three proposed o...
Boulder Brands, the US free-from business recently acquired by Pinnacle Foods, has seen mixed fortunes of late, with its brands delivering a patchy performance. Even with the ink on the Pinnacle deal still drying, the owner of brands including Udi's and Glutino nevertheless has a clear strategy to grow and attract new consumers through innovation and marketing. Katy Askew spoke to Wendy Acheson, Boulder Brands' vice president and general manager of sales, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in California to find out more.
Devendra Chawla, group president for food, FMCG and brands at India's Future Group, has a clear view of how the Indian branded food sector is, and has been, developing. While Indian consumers love to try new products, they prefer them to be spiced with some familiar flavours from the past. Mini Pant Zachariah caught up with Chawla to learn more about his take on the evolution of the Indian palate.
French food group Tipiak reported higher sales for 2015, with growth led by expansion of the firm's chilled and frozen business.
Ebro Foods has reported a flat profit for the year while annual sales jumped for the Spanish rice maker.
Amira Nature Foods, the UAE-based packaged rice supplier, has revealed a 17% fall in half-year sales in a set of accounts delayed by a change in auditors and allegations over the company's financials.
William Jackson Food Group, the UK company behind Aunt Bessie's frozen food and organic food retailer Abel & Cole, has struck a deal to buy health-focused business The Food Doctor.
McCormick & Co. this week walked away from the negotiating table, ending its interest in UK group Premier Foods plc. Raisio, the Finnish food maker, after feeling the pressure in the UK breakfast cereal sector, handed the licence to Honey Monster and Good Grain to local firm Brecks. And Mars surprised the sector by revealing it would advise consumers to only meet some of its food occasionally as part of a series of health-focused initiatives.
Mars Inc has unveiled a health drive behind food brands including Uncle Ben's, Masterfoods and Dolmio.
The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.
The takeover interest in Premier Foods was a hot topic of conversation among delegates at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference today (23 March) - not least because the UK group pulled out of presenting at the event this afternoon.
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