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What could influence US healthy snacking market?

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, e...

Snyder's-Lance wins analyst praise for Diamond buy

Distribution synergies and access to a wider better-for-you portfolio are two of the reasons industry experts have backed the move from Synd...

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

Start-up Plantalicious rides meat-free wave  21 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

UK vegan food company Plantalicious launched earlier this year. Under the More than Meat brand, the group's products target a growing niche in the market as more people look to reduce the amount of meat in their diets. Founder Barry Honeycombe talks to just-food about the challenges of getting a start-up off the ground, the business's ethical ethos and his aspirations for the brand. 

Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Latest News

Industry news of week - Boulder Brands, Thai Union 27 Nov 15

Dean Best

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.

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.

Smucker adds Sahale snack bars to range 10 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

J.M. Smucker has launched a line of snack bars under the Sahale brand.

Quotes of the week: TreeHouse, Kellogg 6 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, TreeHouse Foods announced the acquisition of ConAgra Foods' troubled private-label arm for US$2.7bn. Kellogg posted yet another quarter of falling cereal sales, although CEO John Bryant insisted the category was improving. Kraft Heinz Co. announced a fresh swathe of job cuts across the US and Canada And just-food interviewed UK cheese maker Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier who highlighted the challenges in the UK market for an independent dairy operator.

Kind cuts sugar levels in Fruit & Nut bars 5 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Kind has announced it is cutting the amount of sugar in its Fruit & Nut Bars in the US.

UK campaigners urge tax breaks to link to health 4 Nov 15

Katy Askew

UK campaigners have called for tax relief for food firm's research and development efforts to be linked to the health profile of products in a bid to step-up innovation around healthier alternatives. 

Latest blogs

Woolworths pushes healthy eating with free fruit for kids 30 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.

Experts blame growing portion sizes for obesity 15 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have blamed increasing portion sizes in the UK for obesity.

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