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Boulder Brands should consider Smart Balance sale

The US spreads and gluten-free group saw its shares slump yesterday after warning about its short-term profitability. Boulder's Smart Balanc...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

US attitude to health, sustainability is changing

Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October).


Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Food industry news of week: Chiquita, Premier, LDC 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.


Boulder Brands shares tumble after Q3 warning 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Shares in Boulder Brands slumped today (22 October) after the US spreads and gluten-free business said impairment charges on its Smart Balance business would lead it to report a third-quarter loss.


Arla plans organic dairy expansion in Germany 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Arla Foods is to expand a dairy plant in Germany as part of the dairy giant's bid to build its organic business in the country.


Mars puts R&D at centre of US plant expansion 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Mars is setting up an R&D facility at a US food plant as part of expansion plans at a site that makes brands including Uncle Ben and Seeds of Change.

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