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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...

Nestle Q1 sales - what the analysts say

Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...

What next for Premier Foods?

Three weeks after Premier Foods revealed McCormick & Co.'s interest in buying the UK group, its US suitor has, after seeing three proposed o...

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

Tipiak results boosted by frozen, chilled foods 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

French food group Tipiak reported higher sales for 2015, with growth led by expansion of the firm's chilled and frozen business. 


Ebro Foods Q1 profits flat but sales up 28 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Ebro Foods has reported a flat profit for the year while annual sales jumped for the Spanish rice maker.


Amira Nature Foods reports fall in H1 sales 27 Apr 16

Dean Best

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 buys The Food Doctor 18 Apr 16

Dean Best

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.


News of week - Premier, Mars, Raisio 15 Apr 16

Dean Best

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 launches global health drive for food brands  14 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Mars Inc has unveiled a health drive behind food brands including Uncle Ben's, Masterfoods and Dolmio.

Latest blogs

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.


Takeover interest in Premier Foods sends ripples around Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference 23 Mar 16

Dean Best

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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