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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...

What is Hormel getting right? – 8 things to learn 

Hormel Foods raised its full-year earnings outlook this week on the back of a "record" first quarter. The US company stressed it was able to...

Latest Interviews

Finsbury prepared for more M&A - interview 31 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery products supplier, is performing strongly in a challenging market. Recent acquisitions have given a boost to results but the company, which makes lines under licence for groups like Ferrero's Thorntons, as well as using characters like Spiderman and the Minions for its cakes, has also been enjoying sold underlying growth. Dean Best caught up with finance director Stephen Boyd to discuss Finsbury's performance and its readiness to do more deals.


Real Good Food 'investing in long-term' 24 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Real Good Food is a food maker on something of a journey. Since the sale of the Napier Brown sugar business ten months ago, the UK group has been freed from the shackles of a hefty debt burden. The company has completed a number of bolt-on acquisitions, including most recently Chantilly Patisserie. However, Real Good Food was forced to issue a profit warning earlier this month, citing investments and one-off costs. Katy Askew spoke to marketing director Andrew Brown to find out more about the group's strategy. 

Latest News

Fyffes raises outlook on M&A 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Irish produce group Fyffes raised its full-year outlook this morning (29 April) to reflect the expected contribution of recently acquired business Highline Produce. 


BRF Q1 sales driven by Europe, Asia  29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

BRF has booked a double-digit increase in first-quarter sales, with revenue growth lead by its operations in Europe and Asia. 


Murray Goulburn accused of "misleading" the market 29 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy cooperative partially listed on the ASX, is facing a class action lawsuit following this week's profit warning over allegations that it "mislead" the market with "overly optimistic" profit expectations. 


B&G ups earnings, sales guidance on Q1 profit jump 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods is increasing its full year sales and earnings guidance on the back of higher profits reported in the first quarter.


Bimbo posts higher Q1 sales and profits 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Profits have risen at Group Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.


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. 

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.


Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference starts today 21 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.

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