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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...

Why fast casual is about to get serious in UK

Fast-casual outlets are a small part of the UK's restaurant trade - but the sector is growing rapidly, with sales growth outpacing the numbe...

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

South Africa, US sign poultry veterinary deal 18 Nov 15

Dean Best

The South African government today (17 November) announced a deal with Washington over avian flu, with Pretoria claiming the deal is a "significant milestone" towards securing preferential access for its exporters to the US market.

US sets out new rules on produce and imported food 16 Nov 15

Dean Best

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced new rules on produce and on imported foods it says will improve safety controls in the supply chain.

WhiteWave Foods creates COO role 16 Nov 15

Dean Best

WhiteWave Foods has set up the position of chief operating officer as part of a handful of changes among the US food and beverage group's senior management.

Produce Investments confirms Kent site will close 10 Nov 15

Dean Best

UK supplier Produce Investments today (10 November) confirmed its packing facility in Kent will close.

WhiteWave Foods lifts FY profit forecasts 9 Nov 15

Dean Best

WhiteWave Foods, the US group behind brands including Silk and Alpro, today (9 November) raised its profit forecasts after a third quarter of higher sales and earnings.

Pride Pak to open produce site in New York state 9 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Canadian produce group Price Pak is investing US$20m to open a fruit and vegetable processing facility in New York state.

Latest blogs

Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group 17 Nov 15

Dean Best

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer.

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

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