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Focus: ConAgra own-label exit plan is about growth

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Focus: Will ConAgra sell own-label unit?

ConAgra Foods came under even more pressure to start delivering returns to shareholders last week when activist investor Jana Partners revea...

Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream CEO Najafi thinks global 9 Feb 2015

Dean Best

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.


Interview: Bennett Opie owner William Opie 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Family-owned UK company Bennett Opie is a varied business, selling products from pickles to compotes under its Opies brand at home and abroad and handling a fast-growing distribution arm in its domestic market. just-food spoke to fourth-generation owner William Opie about the company's recent rapid growth and its ambitions to expand further overseas.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week - ConAgra, JBS 3 Jul 15

Dean Best

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.


ConAgra confirms private-label exit 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods today (30 June) revealed it will sell its private-label business as the US group confirmed the unit's performance weighed on full-year sales and earnings.


Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.


News of the week – Ferrero & Thorntons 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.


Young's Seafood loses Sainsbury's salmon contract 23 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Young's Seafood confirmed it has lost a contract to supply fresh salmon and smoked salmon to UK retailer Sainsbury's.

Latest blogs

WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


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.

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