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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...

The Premier Foods takeover saga - rolling analysis

Here just-food presents rolling coverage and analysis of the takeover interest in Premier Foods from McCormick & Co. Premier rebuffed three...

Cranswick swoops into UK poultry again - analysis

Cranswick, the UK meat processor, has its origins in pigs but this week the company struck its second deal in the country's poultry sector i...

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

Wal-Mart phases out Price First own-label in US 28 Apr 16

Dean Best

Wal-Mart Stores has decided to pull its Price First private-label range in the US.

Kerry foods Q1 volumes lifted by NPD 27 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Kerry Group has reported an increase in business volumes of its consumer foods division for the first quarter.

Hilton Food Group appoints Philip Heffer COO 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

Hilton Food Group has promoted Philip Heffer to the position of chief operating officer for the UK meat packer.

2 Sisters CEO to buy Irish turkey supplier 20 Apr 16

Dean Best

Ranjit Singh, the CEO of UK company 2 Sisters Food Group, is looking to acquire Irish turkey supplier Grove Farm in a private transaction.

Freshpak sold to US PE firm Sun Capital 19 Apr 16

Dean Best

UK business Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods has been sold to US private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners.

Waitrose to export own-label food to China 18 Apr 16

Katy Askew

UK retailer Waitrose has detailed plans to export own-label products to China after reaching a deal to sell items online. 

Latest blogs

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.

While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.

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