Meat & poultry: Latest news and analysis articles
A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...
Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...
The opening month of 2017 saw a raft of notable developments at some of the major names in the foodservice channel. Dean Best analyses the l...
Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...
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.
Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.
International growth, higher volumes of Kingsmill and increased cereal sales enabled Associated British Foods to report ongoing improvements at its grocery unit during the first half of its financial year.
Ireland-based cooked meats producer Dawn Farms has unveiled plans to invest more than EUR25m (US$26.4m) in its R&D facilities over the next five years with the creation of an additional 150 jobs.
French cooperative Terrena has announced what it describes as "a major shift in strategy" with the development of its own brands and a makeover of the Père Dodu poultry brand acquired from Doux in 2016.
The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.
Brazilian meat group Marfrig's net losses deepened during 2016, as higher financial expenses and the lapping of discontinued operations dented the group's performance despite otherwise flat operating profit.
RCL Foods, the South Africa-based poultry-to-peanut butter business, warned demand would remain "constrained" as it confirmed the fall in half-year profits it forecast earlier in the month.
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, 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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