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Why L Catterton will stir interest in M&A circles

A striking transaction has been announced in the private-equity world, with US buy-out house Catterton to join forces with the investment ar...

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Foodservice focus - Yum! China, Jollibee's US move

Fast-food giant Yum! Brands announced plans to spin off its Chinese operations in a bid to revitalise a business under pressure, while Jolli...

Latest Interviews

Greenyard's broad church aims at healthy trends 29 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

Greenyard Foods is the fresh, canned and frozen vegetable group that was created through the merger of Greenyard, Univeg and Peatinvest earlier this year. The deal formed a vegetable processing behemoth with a global footprint and annual sales of EUR3.7bn (US$4.05bn). While the integration of the business is still a work in progress, the company is confident that it can leverage growing vegetable consumption needs through its extended portfolio. Katy Askew caught up with Hans Luts, managing director of the group's Pinguin frozen business, to find out more.


The just-food interview pt 1 - Bonduelle CFO 28 Oct 2015

Dean Best

After what Bonduelle CFO Gregory Sanson describes as a "remarkable" 2014/15 financial year, the French vegetables group is plotting how to maintain its momentum. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Sanson about Bonduelle's performance in the last 12 months, its plans for growth in a mature Europe and its prospects in faster-growing markets.

Latest News

AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Bell acquires salad maker Eisberg 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Swiss meat processor Bell Group is expanding in the produce sector through the acquisition of local convenience salad maker Eisberg Group.


Egg Farmers of Canada back move to cage-free eggs 8 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Egg Farmers of Canada has announced a commitment to transition from conventional egg production towards cage-free eggs by 2036.


Zespri, T&G to co-operate to target SE Asia 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

New Zealand-based produce groups T&G and Zespri are to work together to try to grow their businesses in south-east Asia.


Food industry quotes - Mondelez, Arla, Unilever 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International this week announced its annual results, while setting forecasts for 2016 and a new target for 2018 margins. The snacks giant's shares subsequently tumbled. Arla Foods, meanwhile, set out plans to cut 500 jobs as part of a drive to double its organic sales growth. And Unilever made a if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em move with the launch of an egg-free mayo in the US.


Bonduelle sells UCR stake to Ardo  4 Feb 16

Katy Askew

French vegetable group Bonduelle is selling its 50% stake in Spanish vegetable group Ultracongelados de la Ribera (UCR) to its joint venture partner Ardo Group. 

Latest blogs

UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

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