Confectionery, Snacks: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Why Post is increasing its exposure to cereal

Since it span off from Ralcorp Holdings three years ago, Post Holdings has followed an aggressive M&A strategy. Deal-making has focused on d...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

How will Tesco's strategy affect suppliers?

Contained in Tesco's trading update yesterday (8 January) were some key strategic initiatives that will have a profound impact on the compan...

Latest Interviews

"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.


SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.

Latest News

Hershey to acquire meat jerky firm Krave 29 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US confectioner Hershey has confirmed it is to acquire premium jerky firm Krave Pure Foods.


Betta Foods joins Ernest Hillier in administration 29 Jan 15

Dean Best

Betta Foods has become the second Australian confectioner owned by private-equity firm Re:Capital to move into administration.


Campbell aligns structure with growth objectives 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. is reorganising its business into three divisions the US group says reflect its strategic growth priorities.


Hershey Q4 sales miss analyst expectations 29 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey shares dipped in early trade today (29 January) after the company missed analyst sales expectations for the fourth quarter of 2014.


Hershey linked to takeover of jerky maker Krave 28 Jan 15

Katy Askew

US confectioner Hershey has been linked to a possible takeover of protein snack group Krave.


Malteaster bunny supplies hit by production delays 28 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mars has confirmed "production delays" will lead to a shortage of its Malteaster bunny product in the UK this year.

Latest blogs

Hershey in Twitter backlash over Brit choco-ban 28 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US fans of British chocolate imports have taken to social media to vent their frustration after Hershey earlier this week reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars into the country.


Kellogg under fire for "double entendre" in Pop Tarts ad 27 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ads are commonly a bone of contention in this industry, with food manufacturers regularly coming under fire for what they believe is creative use of media.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?

Get the just-food newsletter

Join over 31,000 food professionals who get just-food’s FREE newsletters [x]

Get daily food news as it happens, and our weekly best-of roundup.

First name:
Last name:
Email address:

Get the newsletter

Daily News Alert: see example
Weekly Summary: see example
Food Research Updates: see example