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The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO

ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challen...

Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

This morning's (25 March) news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food s...

Comment: US legacy brands still have pulling power

Up-and-coming categories and companies are increasingly setting the pace in the US food sector. Demand for natural, healthy, fresh and susta...

Top 10 on-trend NPD at Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West has become a key date in the US food industry calendar - and its significance has grown amid changes in consu...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Taywell Ice Creams MD Alastair Jessel 25 Mar 2015

Dean Best

UK ice cream business Taywell Ice Creams is growing sales, built largely on domestic foodservice accounts, and last year broke even for the first time. However, Alastair Jessel, the firm's founder, has ambitions for the company, which centre around the launch of a healthier ice cream. Dean Best met Jessel at the IFE trade exhibition in London to discuss his plans.


R&R Ice Cream adjusts to UK challenges 11 Feb 2015

Dean Best

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.

Latest News

Tyrrells to enter French popcorn market 27 Mar 15

Dean Best

UK snacks maker Tyrrells is to enter the popcorn market in France with its relaunched Poshcorn brand.


Food industry quotes of week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra 27 Mar 15

Katy Askew

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.


St Hubert to make soy-dessert debut 26 Mar 15

Hannah Abdulla

French spreads maker St Hubert has entered the country's soy product category with a range of desserts.


UK kids brand Mini Nom Noms eyes overseas 26 Mar 15

Dean Best

The founder of new UK children's ready meals business Mini Nom Noms is eyeing international listings.


Kraft adds to Boca meat-free range 25 Mar 15

Dean Best

Kraft Foods Group has added to its Boca meat-free portfolio in the US.


Daiya rolls out new free-from dessert range 23 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Canadian free-from group Daiya Foods is launching a line of dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free cheesecake in its home market.

Latest blogs

Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.


Could 3D moulds offer cheap personalisation? 3 Mar 15

Katy Askew

3D design company Lehrmitt Design Studios is offering designs using 3D printing technologies that, it says, can add an "artist's touch" to assembly line chocolate.

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