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UK exporters facing Brexit pragmatically - column

The UK has triggered Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, so formally firing the starting gun on its departure from the 28-memb...

Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

Foodservice focus: Popeyes, Freshii

Brazil-based private-equity group 3G Capital grabbed the FMCG industry headlines in February with Kraft Heinz's ultimately unsuccessful play...

Analysis: Maple Leaf's move into meat-free

It was Maple Leaf Foods' first major acquisition for over a decade and one very much in tune with one of the key trends in the North America...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Hilton Food Group CEO 9 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat packer, has built what one firm of City brokers describes as "a high-quality business" through international expansion and, in most of its markets, supplying only one customer. Dean Best spoke to Hilton CEO Robert Watson and CFO Nigel Majewski after the company reported a year of rising annual sales and earnings to discuss their strategy for the business and its plans for further growth.


Interview, part 2: Sanderson Farms' CFO 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

Latest News

UK "faces 22% food price hike post-Brexit" 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

The UK faces a 22% price hike in food prices if it fails to negotiate continued tariff-free trade with the European Union post-Brexit, according to the country's retailers.


Muller to close Homann deli plants and create one 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

German dairy group Muller plans to invest up to EUR500m (US$535m) in building a new site to house the merged operations of four existing production plants for its domestic Homann deli meats unit, facilities that are set to close.


Tyson names first chief sustainability officer 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

US meat giant Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore as its first chief sustainability officer, as part of moves to put "sustainability at the centre of the company's future plans".


News of week: Unilever, Weetabix, Suntory 21 Apr 17

Dean Best

Another week when Unilever grabbed the industry headlines, this time for an acquisition in food, snapping up US condiments upstart Sir Kensington's. Post Holdings featured in another piece of trans-Atlantic M&A, the US food group announcing the GBP1.4bn takeover of UK-based breakfast cereal business Weetabix. And in a busy week of M&A news, Japanese giant Suntory signalled its desire to focus on drinks with a decision to put a clutch of food brands on the block.


Cooperl eyes Financière Turenne Lafayette's meats 20 Apr 17

Stuart Todd

French pork processor Cooperl Arc Atlantique is a candidate for the charcuterie and cooked meats business of embattled food industry holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette.


Nestle organic growth slows but beats expectations 20 Apr 17

Katy Askew

Nestle saw weaker organic growth in the first quarter of 2017 than in the corresponding period a year earlier - but the KitKat maker's underlying sales still came in ahead of consensus analyst expectations. 

Latest blogs

Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice? 15 Feb 17

Dean Best

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?


JBS names board for international spin-off - and one name stands out 31 Jan 17

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, is in the process of listing of its international business and has this week named a clutch of directors that are set to sit on the spin-off's board.

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