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General Mills US "priority" categories gain share

General Mills has reported market share growth across its three "priority" categories in the US - cereal, yoghurt and snacks - but sluggish...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

Unilever restructuring could lead to spreads sale

Unilever is establishing a stand-alone unit for its spreads brands, prompting fresh speculation that the group could be preparing for a sale...

Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK protein ice cream brand Wheyhey 31 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Wheyhey, a fledgling UK-based high-protein ice cream brand, has had a rollercoaster three years, entering administration in 2012 before fresh investment enabled the business to start again. It is now riding the wave of rising consumer interest in protein. Co-founder Damien Kennedy declines to comment on the reasons for Wheyhey's administration but outlines the company's development, his belief high-protein will soon be a mainstream category and his desire for the firm to follow in the footsteps of Red Bull and Innocent.


The bitesize interview: Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Kraft, Thai Union 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

US food giant Kraft Foods Group this week announced its chairman would also take on the role of CEO - and he promptly said the company would reassess its business to "stay ahead" of the "rapid change" within the industry.


Food industry news of week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


General Mills earnings drop one-third 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

General Mills booked a steep decline in second-quarter earnings due to restructuring costs and lower sales.


ConAgra profits slide on private-label writedown 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods has reported a fall in second-quarter profits on the back of a writedown on its private-label business, with the US food group warning it will take longer than expected to see the unit's profits improve.


2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 14

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


Boparan sees sales, margin pressure 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, revealed ongoing pressure on sales and margins during its first quarter.

Latest blogs

Big business backs Aldersgate call for more equitable UK 9 Dec 14

Katy Askew

The Aldersgate Group - an alliance of big business, NGOs and civil society pushing for a "sustainable economy" - has set out a new campaign calling for the introduction of a fiscal policy that tackles rising inequality in the UK, as well as issues such as resource pressures.


McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste 26 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.

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