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Focus: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Mull...

Premier Foods to push on with range revamp

Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said....

What could lie ahead for new Cloetta CEO?

Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron is handing the reins to the boss of its Finnish unit, David Nuutinen, after six years at the top of the European con...

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.


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.

Latest News

Campbell improves earnings outlook 22 May 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. said it expects full-year earnings to fall in the upper end of its guidance range despite a slump in third-quarter sales and EBIT.


Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce 22 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.


Tiger Brands Kenya profits "manipulated" 21 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa-based FMCG group Tiger Brands has revealed its business in Kenya saw "manipulation" of its profits in its last financial year.


Dairy Crest earnings fall 21 May 15

Katy Askew

Dairy Crest has hailed an improved full-year performance from its spreads business but profits fell at the UK dairy group as one-time costs and ongoing weakness in its dairies division took their toll.


Hormel warns on bird flu after "excellent" H1 20 May 15

Katy Askew

Hormel Foods has booked a jump in half-year sales and earnings but warned its Jennie-O Turkey business will be "significantly challenged" by the impact of bird flu.


Bega Cheese warns on FY profits 20 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Bega Cheese has issued a profit warning on the back of a "weaker recovery in global dairy commodity prices".

Latest blogs

Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.


just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.

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