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How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

How Hain is refocusing amid growing competition

Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...

Rise of prepared foods in US grocers - analysis

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater...

What next for Premier Foods?

Three weeks after Premier Foods revealed McCormick & Co.'s interest in buying the UK group, its US suitor has, after seeing three proposed o...

Latest Interviews

Finsbury prepared for more M&A - interview 31 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery products supplier, is performing strongly in a challenging market. Recent acquisitions have given a boost to results but the company, which makes lines under licence for groups like Ferrero's Thorntons, as well as using characters like Spiderman and the Minions for its cakes, has also been enjoying sold underlying growth. Dean Best caught up with finance director Stephen Boyd to discuss Finsbury's performance and its readiness to do more deals.


Richelieu Foods CEO eyes growth - interview 9 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.

Latest News

Brands Direct launches organic cereal brand  27 May 16

Katy Askew

Brands Direct, the UK private-label supplier, is launching its first branded product - Natur organic muesli. 


News of week - Nestle, Wilmar, Danone 27 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.


Hilton Food Group Q1 - "in line with expectations" 25 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Hilton Food Group has reported first-quarter results "in line with expectations".


TreeHouse rationalises production network 25 May 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods has announced plans to close two manufacturing facilities that it attained as part of its US$2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business.


Volume growth lifts Cranswick FY sales, margins  24 May 16

Katy Askew

Higher volumes have enabled UK meat group Cranswick to book a jump in full-year sales and earnings. 


Arla, Muller see Sainsbury's widen milk pool 24 May 16

Dean Best

UK dairies Medina Dairy and Tomlinsons have won contracts to supply Sainsbury's after the UK's third-largest grocer decided to increase the number of companies that provide it with milk and cream.

Latest blogs

Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 16

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 16

Dean Best

The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.

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