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On the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever woes

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...

Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Boulder Brands should consider Smart Balance sale

The US spreads and gluten-free group saw its shares slump yesterday after warning about its short-term profitability. Boulder's Smart Balanc...

Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.


Interview: Relevance key to Cranswick growth 20 May 2014

Katy Askew

UK pork processor Cranswick has grown sales over the past year through some significant contract wins and adjustments to its product mix. The company has also successfully negotiated higher prices despite weak economic sentiment and fierce competition between the country's largest retailers. One of the keys to Cranswick's success has been innovation to keep its product portfolio relevant, CEO Adam Couch told just-food in part one of the just-food interview.

Latest News

BRF profits rise on margin, sales growth 31 Oct 14

Katy Askew

BRF has booked higher nine-month profits on the back of improved margins and higher sales.


Croatia's Atlantic Grupa cuts 2014 sales forecast 31 Oct 14

Dean Best

Croatia-based food company Atlantic Grupa has cut its sales forecast for 2014 as it battles a "challenging business environment".


Ebro Foods forecasts higher 2014 profits 31 Oct 14

Dean Best

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has forecast a 12% rise in earnings in 2014.


Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured 30 Oct 14

Dean Best

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.


Kraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


Maple Leaf earnings miss on transition issues 30 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Maple Leaf Foods' third-quarter earnings came in below analyst expectations today (30 October) as the Canadian group registered greater-than-expected charges related to a scheme to modernise some of its meat plants.

Latest blogs

Tesco profits plunge, chairman departs 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Tesco has reported a massive 92% drop in first half profits as the accounting fiasco continues to widen.


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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