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How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

More M&A likely at McCormick - editor's viewpoint

Just a week after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. announced the acquisition of Australian chilled herbs firm Botanic...

How ambitious are Mars' health plans?

Last week, Mars launched a broad-ranging strategy aimed at helping to improve diets, including plans to reformulate products and classify th...

Latest Interviews

Boulder Brands looks ahead after challenging 2015 22 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

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. 


Future focuses on tradition as Indians experiment 1 Mar 2016

Mini Pant Zachariah

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. 

Latest News

US food labels to include "added sugars" info 23 May 16

Dean Best

Labels on food sold in the US will include information showing how much sugar has been added by manufacturers.


Rhodes sees H1 sales, earnings jump  23 May 16

Katy Askew

Rhodes Food Group, the South African condiments-to-canned pineapple group, has booked a jump in first-half earnings, boosted by higher sales. 


Quotes of week - Justin's, Baxters, Premier 21 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

This week's top stores included Hormel Foods' deal to buy US nut-butter business Justin's, Premier Foods' plans to make its products healthier and Vinamilk's decision to remove the cap on the shares foreign investors could own in Vietnam's largest dairy company.


Campbell pulls K-cup soup line 19 May 16

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. has stopped selling a soup line developed to be brewed through Keurig home coffee machines in the US.


Premier Foods sets out nutrition pledges 17 May 16

Dean Best

Premier Foods, the UK group behind Mr Kipling cakes and Sharwood's cooking sauces, has announced a series of measures to make its products healthier.


Podravka stake no longer "strategic" - Croatia 16 May 16

Dean Best

The Croatian government has deemed its stakes in eight domestic companies, including food group Podravka, as no longer strategic to the country.

Latest blogs

Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 16

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 16

Dean Best

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.

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