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Comment: Hain Celestial cognisant of US challenges

Irwin Simon, the founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial, often comes across as one of the more forthright chief executives in the US f...

How is Unilever preparing for a difficult 2016?

Conditions for global packaged food manufacturers in 2015 were challenging. According to the assessment of Unilever, 2016 looks set to get w...

Can Hain compete as Big Food goes natural?

Hain Celestial has been a chief beneficiary of the growth in the US natural and organic food categories. However, with sales under pressure,...

Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

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Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.

Latest News

AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Ebro Foods' New World Pasta Co. goes non- GMO 10 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Spain's Ebro Foods has announced its US subsidiary New World Pasta Co., has earned non-GMO certification.


Trophas invests in Snack Connection 8 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch investment firm Trophas has acquired a stake in local private-label nut processor Snack Connection.


Nissin 9M sales, profits rise 8 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Nissin Foods Holdings has reported an increase in profits and sales for the first nine months of its financial year, following product launches, as well as higher sales in the Americas and China.


News of the week - Coke, Arla, Mondelez 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

Coca-Cola continued to demonstrate its growing interest in the dairy sector this week, with an investment in a business in Nigeria. Staying in dairy, Arla Foods, looking to accelerate its growth, announced plans to create "an organisation fit for the future" and said 500 jobs would go, while Lactalis and Emmi made more acquisitions. Mondelez International, meanwhile, published its annual results and set out sales and margin targets - then watched its shares fall.


Nestle to acquire remaining stake in Osem 4 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has confirmed plans to acquire the remaining shares in Israeli food firm Osem Investments in a deal worth ILS3.3bn (US$840.5m).

Latest blogs

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra? 2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.

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