Health & wellness: Latest news and analysis articles
Pinnacle Foods, owner of Wishbone dressings, has been shopping and has picked out a firm that is going to bulk out its presence in the froze...
Shares in Snyder's-Lance fell yesterday after the US snack group's third-quarter results missed Wall Street's expectations and the company r...
Research suggesting the price gap between healthier and less healthy foods is widening will have been greeted with concern by public health...
Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...
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.
Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.
Post Holdings has posted an annual net loss of US$358.6m - compared with a profit of $9.8m a year earlier - despite reporting higher sales as fourth-quarter charges hit the US group's bottom line.
Danone, General Mills and Chobani have been accused of "misleading parents" looking for healthier foods into buying yoghurts "loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colours and emulsifiers".
This week, we published interviews with senior executives from Brazilian food giant BRF as it embarks on international expansion. Elsewhere, staff at United Biscuits' Aintree factory in Liverpool pushed forward with strike action and Finnish group Raisio secured control of Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.
Finnish food group Raisio has announced the acquisition of the Benecol business in the UK, Ireland and Belgium from Johnson & Johnson in an EUR88.4m deal.
The introduction of front-of-pack nutrition labels in the UK has encouraged consumers to choose healthier food, the country's grocers insisted today (19 November).
WhiteWave Foods is to roll out a cashew-based version of its Silk milk alternative in the US after launching the line in Canada.
How can diet-related ill-health be tackled? How can the health and wellbeing of the population improve? Such a complex issue is often reduced to soundbites and brickbats, with industry in the firing line. Some of the criticism is misjudged, some well-founded. However, what is certain is manufacturers have a central - perhaps the central - role to play.
Nestle has secured prime-shelf space in the UK for its gluten-free cereal appeasing a growing army of gluten-free dieters.
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