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Hershey results, outlook, M&A - the top takeaways

Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...

Unilever's Q1 sales - the top takeaways

Weak consumer sentiment in some emerging economies and growing demand for value from consumers in developed markets weighed heavy on Unileve...

The prospects for Mondelez's new Good Thins snacks

Mondelez International, the owner of brands from Oreo to Cadbury, is looking to have half its portfolio in the "well-being space" by 2020. I...

The five pillars to e-commerce success for CPGs

To win online, packaged food manufacturers must put in place specific strategies to suit the channel. Keith Anderson, vice president of stra...

Latest Interviews

How Campbell's Plum plans to tap infant formula 14 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 


Boulder Brands looks ahead after challenging 2015 22 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Boulder Brands, the US free-from business recently acquired by Pinnacle Foods, has seen mixed fortunes of late, with its brands delivering a patchy performance. Even with the ink on the Pinnacle deal still drying, the owner of brands including Udi's and Glutino nevertheless has a clear strategy to grow and attract new consumers through innovation and marketing. Katy Askew spoke to Wendy Acheson, Boulder Brands' vice president and general manager of sales, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in California to find out more. 

Latest News

Quotes of the week - Mondelez, Hershey, Nestle 29 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

This week Mondelez International and Hershey both reported first quarter results. Nestle announced its ice cream joint venture with R&R Ice Cream and Murray Goulburn CEO MD Gary Helou stepped down from his position as the company once again lowered its guidance for full year earnings.


Pinnacle Q1 sales rise on M&A 28 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods said today (28 April) that it made a "solid" start to fiscal 2016, with sales boosted by the US group's recent acquisition of local peer Boulder Brands. 


Danone pledges transparency, simple ingredient use 27 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Danone's US arm has announced plans to simplify its ingredients list and follow sustainable agriculture practices.


Wessanen Q1 underlying sales, profits up 26 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Wessanen has today (26 April) booked higher underlying first-quarter sales and profits, with the Dutch food and beverage group reporting "double-digit" growth from its core brands.


JM Smucker to close two California units 26 Apr 16

Ben Cooper

US spreads-to-coffee group JM Smucker has confirmed that it plans to shut down two facilities in Livermore, California. 


Quotes of the week - McCormick, PepsiCo, BFree 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After dropping its pursuit of Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. this week swooped to buy Australia's Botanical Food Co. and its Gourmet Garden brand. Elsewhere, PepsiCo said its focus on premium innovation is leading to "good price points". And just-food interviewed Irish free-from food maker BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy who discussed how consumers view free-from foods is changing.

Latest blogs

While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.


Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference starts today 21 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.

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