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How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

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...

Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

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...

Column: UK Brexit plan leaves hard road ahead

The UK government has now provided a clearer idea of its objectives for the Brexit negotiations. Ben Cooper looks at where Theresa May’s "12...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Farmhouse Culture taps gut-health 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

US firm Farmhouse Culture produces what – at first glance – might sound like a traditional product: fermented or pickled vegetables. But, in re-imagining the production method, first developed primarily as a preservation technique, Farmhouse Culture – which has recently secured investment from General Mills – has updated the concept in a way that is proving appealing to US consumers. Katy Askew spoke to Farmhouse Culture CMO Marc McCullagh to find out more. 


Wessanen eyes growth in "resurgent" organic market 21 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

Latest News

US firm Bare Snacks claims "double-digit" growth 24 Mar 17

Katy Askew

The CEO of Bare Snacks has claimed the US natural snack maker is seeing "double-digit" sales growth, supported by distribution gains and innovation.


News of week: Brazil meat, Kraft Heinz, Gen Mills 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Brazil remained in the international business headlines this week as a number of markets put restrictions on the country's meat imports after it launched a probe into the industry. Further north in the US, Kraft Heinz announced more job cuts, General Mills faced more questions about its sales performance and meal-kit service Blue Apron diversified with the acquisition of meat supplier BN Ranch. In Europe, the UK's food manufacturers said they would miss the government's target to cut sugar.


Quotes of week: Carne Fraca, Haribo, General Mills 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Brazil has spent the week trying to limit the damage done to the reputation of its meat sector after its police launched an investigation into the industry. In Europe, UK food manufacturers warned the sector would miss a government target to reduce sugar. In the US, General Mills was again in the spotlight over its sales results.


General Mills books lower 9M sales and profits 21 Mar 17

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills today (21 March) reported lower sales and earnings for the first nine months of its financial year after seeing its top and bottom lines decline in the third quarter.


India mulls new rules on nutritional labelling 19 Mar 17

Raghavendra Verma

Regulators in India, witnessing rising rates of obesity and diabetes, are in talks over possible new regulations on nutritional labelling.


Trump confirms plan to cut USDA budget by fifth 17 Mar 17

Dean Best

President Trump has set out plans to cut the discretionary spending at the US Department of Agriculture by over a fifth, prompting criticism from the industry and lawmakers from the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Latest blogs

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial 13 Mar 17

Dean Best

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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