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On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

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

Deoleo sees H1 loss on refinancing costs 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Spanish olive oil group Deoleo has booked a jump in net losses due to refinancing costs and weaker sales.


One-offs boost Olam FY profits 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Olam International has booked a jump in full-year earnings, which were boosted by margin expansion and one-time gains.


China issues, FX hit A2 Milk Co. 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has seen profits flatline in fiscal 2014, as currency exchange and regulatory issues in China more than offset growth in Australia.


Candyking profit dented by FX 29 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Candyking has booked a drop in operating profit - despite sales growth - as currency exchange pushed up the cost of goods sold at the Swedish confectioner.


Scottish Salmon Co sees H1 profit jump 29 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

An increase in demand in Europe, the US and the Far East has seen The Scottish Salmon Co. report higher sales and profits for the first half of 2014.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 29 Aug 14

Dean Best

Fonterra this week made a significant move to boost its business in China, a market that has been problematic for the world's largest dairy exporter. We analysed the group's latest foray, a venture with infant formula producer Beingmate. Elsewhere, dairy dominated our coverage, with news of Parmalat closing in on an acquisition in Brazil and Emmi's surprise profit warning. Canadian dairy giant Agropur also featured on our interview pages, when CEO Robert Coallier sat down with us to discuss the co-op's recent M&A.

Latest blogs

Progress at Synlait but challenges remain 28 Aug 14

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy group Synlait Milk revealed today (28 August) it has hit the "major milestone" of receiving regulatory clearance to begin exporting finished product from its new NZ$28.5m dry blending and consumer packaging plant.


Hain Celestial CEO characteristically jovial 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon is not one to maintain a stony face when discussing his company's performance. This morning's (20 August) conference call was no exception.

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