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Premier Foods plc has faced challenging conditions and weak sales in the first six months of the year. However, CEO Gavin Darby believes tha...
Among all the sustainability issues food companies are addressing, agricultural supply chains are month by month becoming an ever more predo...
Sales in the frozen aisle have been lacklustre in the US for some years. However, increased competitive activity from the likes of Nestle, C...
Free-from, once the preserve of the health food fanatic, is moving into the mainstream and growth in the sector is gathering steam. Here are...
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.
UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.
Major Australian dairy manufacturers have teamed up with academics in the country to set up an innovation "hub" to develop products, with an eye on the growing Asian market.
Danone's US organic dairy unit Stonyfield is looking to encourage Greek yoghurt eaters in the country to choose the "mild and creamy" fresh cheese product Petite Crème.
Campbell Soup Co. is to launch protein shakes and bars under the V8 label, a range of organic soups under its namesake brand and add a kids range to its Bolthouse Farms portfolio in a bid to boost sales in the next 12 months.
Premier Foods plc is set to take on Unilever with the launch of a flavourings and seasonings pot line under its Oxo brand.
This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.
This week's featured reports from the just-food store includes research into the development of the functional foods sector, forecasts for the UK bakery industry and a briefing on the Middle East.
just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.
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.
- On the move: What's in store from Tesco's new CEO?
- On the money: Can Premier build H2 sales momentum?
- Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy
- Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling
- Focus: Progress but Campbell faces questions
- UPDATE: Premier establishes international unit
- Campbell issues warning on 2014/15 fiscal year
- S&A Foods announces restructure, 55 jobs to go
- Universal Robina to buy biscuit firm Griffin's
- Premier launches Oxo pots range in UK