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Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...
Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...
Frito-Lay, the North American snack business of PepsiCo, is responding to the slow erosion of its market share in a "disciplined" way, while...
Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the...
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.
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.
Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.
Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.
Armanino Foods of Distinction, the US pasta-to-pesto group, has booked "record" sales and profits for the first nine months of the year as investment in promotions drives the company's growth.
Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.
Danone has booked an increase in third-quarter sales as the French dairy group lapped product recall issues that hit its business in Asia last year.
Takeover target Chiquita Brands International has said it expects to book higher third-quarter sales and comparable earnings.
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