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Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

ConAgra confident private-label will improve

After a challenging previous financial year, ConAgra Foods yesterday (18 September) reported on the first three months of its new fiscal per...

DATA: The just-food international basket - Q2 2014

In association with IRI, the just-food international basket shows the cost of a typical range of goods in eight markets every quarter. The d...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Finsbury CEO Duffy on Fletchers deal 10 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group CEO John Duffy today (10 October) described the company's move to buy fellow UK bakery company Fletchers Group as "transformational", telling just-food the deal will help his business grow in a number of ways.


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.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Sanfilippo sees profit pressure from higher volume 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

US nut and dried fruit supplier John B. Sanfilippo & Son saw better volumes contribute to improved first-quarter sales - but admitted the higher shipments weighed on its profitability.


Premier cautious on profits after Q3 sales slide 23 Oct 14

Dean Best

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a challenging third quarter when the UK group's branded sales fell by over 4%.


Senoble to pull out of Senagral joint venture 21 Oct 14

Stuart Todd

Dairy group Senoble is poised to relinquish a 49% stake in Senagral, a joint venture with Agrial, leaving the French co-operative as the sole shareholder.


Symington's acquires Tanfield Foods 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK food manufacturer Symington's has acquired Tanfield Foods.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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