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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.


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

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.


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.


Grupo Lala to buy Nicaraguan dairy Eskimo 18 Dec 14

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala has struck a deal to acquire the assets of Nicaraguan dairy group Eskimo, a move the company said would "strengthen" and "extend" its presence in Central America.


General Mills outlines "aggressive" NPD drive 16 Dec 14

Katy Askew

General Mills has said it will be rolling out more than 50 new products in the second half of its financial year, ending in May, as part of its "aggressive" focus on NPD.

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.


SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?

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