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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Kraft Heinz Q1 - 5 things to learn

Kraft Heinz this week booked first-quarter sales and earnings that were down year-on-year and which missed analyst expectations. The company...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

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

US turkey firm Butterball to close Illinois plant 23 May 17

Helen Arnold

US-based processor Butterball is to shut a meat-packing plant where it employs around 600 full-time workers.


Brazil President takes aim at JBS bosses 22 May 17

John Shepherd

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corruption scandal that has engulfed national meat giant JBS.


Serbia launches domestic "quality" mark 22 May 17

Helen Arnold

Serbian meat producers will be the first to benefit from the launch of a food quality trademark, Srpski Kvalitet - Serbian quality in English - the first "national quality label" for the country.


Smithfield Foods launches Skinnygirl deli meats 19 May 17

Helen Arnold

US meat group Smithfield Foods has launched a new line of better-for-you cold meats under the Skinnygirl brand.


Ex-Doux chief spearheads bid for William Saurin 18 May 17

Stuart Todd

Business rescue specialist Arnaud Marion, who was largely responsible for the turnaround of major French poultry firm Doux, is spearheading a bid by New York-based investor Sandton Capital Partners to acquire French ready meals brand William Saurin from embattled food holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette (FTL).


European Parliament backs food waste targets 18 May 17

Ben Cooper

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals to phase in binding EU-wide food waste reduction targets up to 2030.

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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