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US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

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Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...

Latest Interviews

Quorn CEO sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

Dean Best

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.


Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Latest News

Nestle launches global sugar target 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Smarties-to-Cheerios owner Nestle has announced a "global commitment" to cut the sugar in its food by 5% by 2020.


Frostkrone gets new private-equity owner 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Frostkrone, the Germany-based supplier of frozen convenience food, is to get a new, private-equity majority shareholder, after French investment company Ardian sold its interest in the company to buy-out house Emeram Capital Partners.


Slovakia calls meeting over food quality concerns 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.


B&G forecasts higher sales, earnings in 2017 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

B&G Foods, the US group behind brands including Green Giant vegetables and TrueNorth snacks, has forecast rising sales and earnings for this year.


Quotes of week: Bonduelle, Maple Leaf, Tyson 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

There were two major acquisitions announced in the US this week, with France's Bonduelle moving to buy produce supplier Ready Pac Foods and Canada-based meat processor snapping up meat-free player Lightlife Foods. Staying in the US, companies including Tyson Foods, General Mills and Mondelez International gave an update on their strategies for growth at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York investment conference in Florida. Elsewhere, Ireland's Glanbia announced plans to spin-off its domestic dairy business.


Pinnacle Foods lifts 2017 earnings target 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

US group Pinnacle Foods today (23 February) upped its forecast for its 2017 adjusted earnings, with CEO Mark Clouse touting the "strong underlying momentum in the business".

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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