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ConAgra Foods split - what could happen next?

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

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...

Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

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.

Latest News

Dinshaw Dairy Foods not in talks over stake sale 25 Nov 15

Jagdish Kumar

Indian ice cream maker Dinshaw Dairy Foods is not in talks to sell shares in the business.

General Mills sets 2025 cage-free eggs deadline 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills has set a deadline of 2025 for its US business to only use cage-free eggs.

Pinnacle to buy Boulder Brands in $975m deal 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Pinnacle Foods has announced a deal to buy fellow US food group Boulder Brands for US$975m.

American Lorain Q3 profit fails to offset 9M loss 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

Chinese food group American Lorain saw profits rise in the third quarter, helped by control on costs as sales fell, but the company still reported a nine-month loss.

Blue Bell re-starts production at main plant 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

Blue Bell Creameries, the US company at the centre of a fatal listeria outbreak earlier this year, has resumed operations at its plant in Brenham in Texas, the ice cream maker's main production facility.

Kellogg targets "emerging needs" with US NPD 19 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has plans to launch 40 products in the US early next year, with innovation in cereal, frozen foods and snacks.

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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