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Hershey results, outlook, M&A - the top takeaways

Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

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...

Foodservice focus: Yum!, McDonald's, Carl's Jr

Taco Bell's bid to bring value to breakfast in the US, the potential roll-out of McDonald's all-day breakfast to other markets and the retur...

Latest Interviews

The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview 15 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

US organic vegetarian food group Amy's Kitchen believes it has significant opportunities to ramp up sales. However, the company must balance its growth aspirations against the need to maintain the quality and values it says have been key to its success. Katy Askew spoke to VP of marketing at Amy's Kitchen, Bridget Dwyer, to find out more.

just-food interview, pt 2 - Arla Foods CFO Knight 20 Mar 2016

Dean Best

This year looks set to be another challenging one for the dairy sector, amid concerns over the momentum of economies in emerging markets and commodity prices remaining in the doldrums. Natalie Knight, the CFO of European dairy giant Arla Foods, talks to Dean Best about the co-operative's outlook and insists there are opportunities for growth.

Latest News

Sanfilippo scaling back export focus 28 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

US nut group John B. Sanfilippo has said that it is pulling back on plans to grow sales of branded consumer snacks in export markets such as China after export sales failed to meet expectations.

BRF to take full control of Al Khan Foodstuff 25 Apr 16

Katy Askew

BRF has said that it plans to take full control of Oman-based frozen food distributor Al Khan Foodstuffs (AKF). 

Murray Goulburn places trading halt on shares 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Murray Goulburn has placed a trading halt on shares as the Australian dairy co-operative weighs up the impact of market conditions on its forecasts for the 2015/2016 financial year.

News of week - McCormick, Almarai, Danone 22 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co., days after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, this week announced a smaller acquisition, buying Botanical Food Co., an Australia-based maker of chilled herbs - and we expect more M&A to follow from the US spices giant. Elsewhere, Saudi food group Almarai revealed it is looking to take control of the UAE's National Food Products Co. Danone published its first-quarter sales and claimed it was making progress towards its goal of accelerating its annual sales growth by 2020. And we interviewed Ireland's BFree Foods, which believes its recipes will help it grow in a crowded free-from sector.

Quotes of the week - McCormick, PepsiCo, BFree 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After dropping its pursuit of Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. this week swooped to buy Australia's Botanical Food Co. and its Gourmet Garden brand. Elsewhere, PepsiCo said its focus on premium innovation is leading to "good price points". And just-food interviewed Irish free-from food maker BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy who discussed how consumers view free-from foods is changing.

Nestle into "nascent" India Greek yoghurt market 21 Apr 16

Dean Best

Nestle has launched a line of Greek yoghurt products in India.

Latest blogs

Lactalis's emerging markets push continues 29 Mar 16

Dean Best

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has struck another deal in a promising emerging market for dairy.

India ascendant as outlook for global food sector dims 17 Mar 16

Katy Askew

Growth prospects for the global packaged food sector were negatively revised today (17 March) on faltering emerging market demand - but India looks increasingly set to be a bright spot for the industry.

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