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Focus: Progress but Campbell faces questions

Campbell Soup Co., the US-based food group, is a business that has, in recent years, attempted to reshape its portfolio more towards faster-...

Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy

Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first p...

Comment: ConAgra failing to address core issues

ConAgra Foods believes its latest acquisition - Chinese potato group TaiMei - will help further unlock the growth potential in its Lamb West...

Comment: Slim-Fast sale shows declining category

Unilever announced late yesterday (10 July) that it has sold its Slim-Fast diet foods business as it trims the fat from its food portfolio....

Latest Interviews

Moo Free aims to "dominate" dairy-free chocolate 11 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ambitious dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free aims to "dominate" the world market for dairy-free milk chocolate by expanding in new markets and increasing its exposure to the supermarket channel.


Interview: Jelly Bean Factory to accelerate growth 4 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Cloetta announced plans to take control of Aran Candy, a company that manufactures up-market brand The Jelly Bean Factory, last week. Aran co-founder and MD Richard Cullen - who will continue to head up the business following the acquisition - tells just-food that he expects the change of ownership to take The Jelly Bean Factory's growth trajectory to the next level.

Latest News

Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.


Bridges Ventures buys into snacks firm Wholebake 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

A "controlling" stake in UK snacks manufacturer Wholebake has been sold to investment fund Bridges Ventures.


Cal-Maine, Hickman's Egg Ranch strike Arizona JV 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has formed a venture with Hickman's Egg Ranch to sell "specialty" eggs in Arizona.


Research round-up: baked goods; Campbell's M&A 28 Jul 14

just-food Research Team

This week, our research team features reports in the just-food store on the global baked goods market, confectionery in Sweden and the dairy sector in Romania, plus an analysis of Campbell Soup Co.'s recent M&A.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

In an exclusive interview with just-food last week, Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby explained the UK group's recent corporate manoeuvres. We also spoke to Bell Group CFO Martin Gysin, who outlined the Swiss group's frustration at being fined for its alleged part in the German sausage cartel.


SunRice acquires Blue Ribbon Rice Group's milling 25 Jul 14

Dean Best

Australian rice firm SunRice has said an acquisition of Blue Ribbon Rice Group's milling assets will boost its own supply of "speciality" lines.

Latest blogs

Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal 28 Jul 14

Dean Best

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.


Food company interest in M&A to continue to climb - EY 22 Jul 14

Dean Best

There has been an increase in M&A among companies in the food sector in recent months - and management consultants at EY expect to the trend to continue.

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