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Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Latest News

Industry quotes of week - Boulder Brands, Unilever 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

OMSCo eyes dairy exports to China  23 Nov 15

Katy Askew

UK-based organic dairy co-operative OMSCo hopes to kick off exports to China next year. 

Gorton's promises simpler ingredients by end-2017 17 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

US-based seafood processor Gorton's has plans to "simplify" the ingredients it uses and launch "new, cleaner recipes" for all its items by the end of 2017.

US sets out new rules on produce and imported food 16 Nov 15

Dean Best

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced new rules on produce and on imported foods it says will improve safety controls in the supply chain.

Industry news of week - Almondy, Maggi, Danone 13 Nov 15

Dean Best

Danish family-owned baker Givesco Bakery this week acquired Sweden's Almondy, a move it says will broaden its presence across Europe. Danone became the latest food major to outline commitments on emissions and Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India.

SunOpta hails progress on sales, earnings 11 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Natural and speciality food group SunOpta has insisted that it is starting to see the benefits of investments as third-quarter revenue and profit trends showed signs of improvement. 

Latest blogs

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs 25 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

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