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Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Latest News

American Halal Co. names ex-Sabra exec new COO 2 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

The American Halal Co. has announced the appointment of Sabra Dipping Co. finance executive, Haroon Jafree, as its chief operating officer and senior VP of corporate development.


KitKat to go sustainably sourced cocoa only 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has committed to using only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture its KitKat chocolate by 2016.


Montezuma's scores US entry with Trader Joe's deal 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK confectioner Montezuma's has announced its entry into the US after signing a deal to supply retailer Trader Joe's.


Freedom Foods agrees deal for Australian oats firm 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Australia's Freedom Foods Group is nearing the acquisition of an unnamed local company making cereal and snacks made with oats.


Halloren resolute despite widening H1 losses 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Halloren, the German chocolate maker, has reiterated its annual sales targets and said it expects a "significant" improvement in profitability after reporting higher half-year losses.


Grupo Nutresa profit hit by charges 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Acquisition charges have hit Grupo Nutresa's first-half profits, although the Colombian food company saw operating income and revenue rise.

Latest blogs

Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm 29 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.


Ex-Golden Wonder boss named Seabrook Crisps chairman 27 Jul 15

Dean Best

UK firm Seabrook Crisps, which last week announced a private equity-backed management buy-out at the business, has appointed Paul Monk, the former chief executive of Golden Wonder, as its new chairman.

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