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Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...

Retail focus: Sprouts, Souq.com, Tesco/Booker

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce...

Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Kashi focusing on organic, transitional 30 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

Kashi Company, the US natural food business owned by Kellogg, is increasing its focus on organic products. With just 1% of US farmland dedicated to organic production, the group has come up with an innovative way of supporting farmers make the switch through its certified transitional programme. Katy Askew caught up with Tina Owens, senior manager of procurement and sustainability at Kashi, to find out more. 


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 director of marketing Marc McCullagh to find out more. 

Latest News

UK "faces 22% food price hike post-Brexit" 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

The UK faces a 22% price hike in food prices if it fails to negotiate continued tariff-free trade with the European Union post-Brexit, according to the country's retailers.


Wessanen sees Q1 growth on brands, acquisitions 21 Apr 17

Katy Askew

European health food manufacturer Wessanen booked a jump in first-quarter sales this morning (21 April), with growth supported by an increase in sales of its brands. 


Administrators selling UK's Aquila Processing 19 Apr 17

John Shepherd

UK fish processing business Aquila Processing has been placed into administration and is being put up for sale.


US-Australia sign "reciprocal" food safety deal 19 Apr 17

John Shepherd

A new agreement recognising US and Australian food safety and regulatory systems as "comparable" will benefit exporters from both countries, the Australian government has said.


Germany plans new "quotas" to grow organic sector 17 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Germany is set to step up moves to support the organics sector by calling for tender requirements for food supplies to public facilities to including "binding" quotas in favour of organic products. 


UK bakery Honeyrose goes gluten-free 13 Apr 17

John Shepherd

UK conventional and organic baker Honeyrose Bakery has become a dedicated gluten-free brand and has unveiled a range of new products, with plans to push further into the better-for-you category with snacks and "impulse offerings".

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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