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How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

Rise of prepared foods in US grocers - analysis

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater...

Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...

Foodservice focus: Yum!, McDonald's, Carl's Jr

Taco Bell's bid to bring value to breakfast in the US, the potential roll-out of McDonald's all-day breakfast to other markets and the retur...

Latest Interviews

What potential does India offer food exporters?  29 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market. 


Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Latest News

Kraft Heinz sees "faster" savings, volume uptick 5 May 16

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz reported higher first-quarter operating earnings on "faster" than expected margin improvements and slightly higher sales volumes.


HKScan to expand Poland bacon plant 5 May 16

Dean Best

HKScan, the Finland-based meat products supplier, plans to expand a bacon factory in Poland.


MS Foods takes majority stake in Tilly-Sabco 4 May 16

Stuart Todd

UK firm MS Foods is set to take majority control of French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne for the token amount of EUR1 (US$1.15).


Hain Celestial revises sales, earnings forecasts 4 May 16

Dean Best

Hain Celestial today (4 May) lowered the top end of its forecasts for net sales and earnings per share as the US food group tightened its predictions for its top and bottom lines.


Maple Leaf hails "milestone" of margin improvement 4 May 16

Katy Askew

Maple Leaf Foods said today (4 May) it hit the "milestone" of delivering a "sustainably more profitable company" in the first quarter of 2016 following an investment programme designed to strip costs out of its production base. 


HKScan Q1 results down on Finland, Sweden woes 4 May 16

Dean Best

HKScan, the Finland-based meat processor, today (4 May) posted lower first-quarter sales and profits on the back of price pressure in its domestic pork market and higher beef costs in Sweden.

Latest blogs

Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales? 21 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.


What does McDonald's think about sugar taxes? 22 Mar 16

Dean Best

In the UK food and drinks sector, there is one story on everybody’s lips – the country’s decision to tax sugar. And, during the first day of the Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference in London yesterday, McDonald’s was asked for its thoughts.

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