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On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots

Unilever hopes to rejuvenate its lacklustre food sales in developed markets by using innovation to move its brands into the growth spots of...

On the money: Can Premier build H2 sales momentum?

Premier Foods plc has faced challenging conditions and weak sales in the first six months of the year. However, CEO Gavin Darby believes tha...

Latest Interviews

Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department


just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Latest News

Smucker adds pretzel dippers to Jif range in US 21 Aug 14

Dean Best

US food group JM Smucker has developed an on-the-go peanut butter and pretzel snack to be sold under its Jif brand.


US rice firm Lundberg extends portfolio 20 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

US organic rice manufacturer Lundberg Family Farms has added three products to its product portfolio, including a range of snacks.


Veetee Foods launches globally inspired rice 19 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Rice group Veetee Foods is launching a new range of savoury rice in the UK this month, with flavours inspired by "popular cuisine" from around the world.


Kraft launches Oscar Mayer Italian-style deli meat 18 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group is expanding its offering of deli meats under the Oscar Mayer brand with the introduction of the Old World Style range, a line of Italian-style meats.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 18 Aug 14

Dean Best

Five months ago, Chiquita Brands International announced plans to merge with fellow banana supplier Fyffes. The deal was set to close by the end of the year. However, this week, an unsolicited takeover bid came in for Chiquita, which promptly rejected the offer. However, the suitors have indicated they may not go away easily. Elsewhere, our coverage of Russia's food embargo continued, we looked in-depth at the opportunities for growth in Japan in our latest management briefing and, in a new M&A column, we suggested Raisio sell up to private equity.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 18 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Chiquita Brands International was in the limelight as it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of two popcorn factories in Ohio, and Campbell Soup Co.'s Plum Baby business announced its exit from the UK. just-food's management briefing series took a trip to Japan to see how food companies can succeed in a low-growth market.

Latest blogs

Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.


Is personalised confectionery the future? 26 Jun 14

Hannah Abdulla

More people than ever before are on the hunt for products that suit their personalities and tastes and over 7% of consumption globally is driven by consumers' search for products personalised to them. And the trend has now spread way beyond finding your name on Coke bottles.

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