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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...

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Chaucer Foods CEO Andy Ducker 20 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Latest News

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.


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.


News of week: Unilever, Ready Pac, Lightlife 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

Hours before the start of the working week came the biggest story - Kraft Heinz withdrawing its proposed takeover bid for Unilever, just two days after publicly confirming its interest. By Wednesday, Unilever had announced a review of its business to see how it can improve shareholder value. In a busy week of M&A, France's Bonduelle struck a notable deal for US produce peer Ready Pac Foods, Maple Leaf Foods became the latest meat company to invest in meat-free by buying Lightlife Foods and Ireland's Glanbia set out a plan to spin-off its domestic dairy business into a joint venture. Click on the headlines for the full stories.


China issues latest plan to improve food safety 22 Feb 17

Wang Fangqing

China’s state council, the country’s cabinet, has issued a five-year plan to improve food safety and risk management across the country.


Unilever launches operational review 22 Feb 17

Katy Askew

European consumer goods giant Unilever has announced it is launching a review of its operations in order to "accelerate" the value it can give to its shareholders. 


Tiger Brands to quit Kenya 22 Feb 17

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, is to sell its 51% stake in a venture in Kenya, marking the end of its interest in the country.

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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