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FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

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...

M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in so...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part 2: Agropur CEO 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.


just-food interview: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

Latest News

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Scandi Standard keeps profit forecast despite fall 28 Aug 14

Dean Best

Recently-listed Swedish poultry group Scandi Standard has stuck to its forecasts for annual adjusted operating income despite a 16% fall in the second quarter.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Jobs set to go at 2 Sisters plants 21 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed jobs look set to go at two of the UK group's sites as contracts come to an end.


FY sales up but profits down at Lancaster Colony 21 Aug 14

Dean Best

US food group Lancaster Colony today (21 August) booked a fall in annual profits despite higher sales.


Huegli posts H1 profit despite "sluggish" market 20 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Hugli has reported a 16.3% rise in profits for the first half of 2014 despite a "sluggish food market in Europe".

Latest blogs

Carlyle snaps up FMCG agency Acosta - but was the deal worth it? 30 Jul 14

Dean Best

Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?


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.

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