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General Mills US "priority" categories gain share

General Mills has reported market share growth across its three "priority" categories in the US - cereal, yoghurt and snacks - but sluggish...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

Transformed Post confident about prospects

Post Holdings has undergone significant change in the last two years through a spate of M&A. While there are questions about the outlook for...

On the money: How Greencore is outperforming

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its ex...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Valio hopes to overcome Russian woes 10 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Valio is facing some significant challenges. The Finland-based dairy group is grappling with the closure of the Russian border as well as the decline in industrial markets for dairy ingredients. However, the company is also working to identify new growth avenues, such as its lactose-free technology. Katy Askew spoke to Kari Finska, SVP of Russia and eastern markets for Valio, to find out more.


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.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Kraft, Thai Union 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

US food giant Kraft Foods Group this week announced its chairman would also take on the role of CEO - and he promptly said the company would reassess its business to "stay ahead" of the "rapid change" within the industry.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


Sanderson Farms Q4 profits beat analyst forecasts 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms has rounded off a year of higher sales and profits with fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.


General Mills earnings drop one-third 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

General Mills booked a steep decline in second-quarter earnings due to restructuring costs and lower sales.


Real Good Food looks ahead after sugar row hits H1 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

UK sugar-to-desserts firm Real Good Food Co. has pointed to its recent trading performance after reporting a first-half loss of almost GBP5m.


Acquisition costs hit Del Monte Pacific Q2 net 15 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Del Monte Pacific revealed that net profit plunged in the second quarter as acquisition-related expenses weighed on the bottom line.

Latest blogs

Synlait managing 2015 expectations 2 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Amid some pretty bullish statements on the company's performance to date, New Zealand infant formula group Synlait sneaked in a pretty timid 2015 outlook at its annual shareholders meeting.


Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising 20 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.

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