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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: Has Hershey's international push backfired?

Compared to many food sector giants, Hershey's expansion on the international stage was relatively recent. Stepping up Hershey's presence ov...

What lies behind Ferrero's move for Thorntons?

Italian confectioner Ferrero has made a surprise move for UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons. One cannot ignore the fact Thorntons ha...

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...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Interview: Permira's plans for new US snacks asset 24 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Private-equity giant Permira has snapped up Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks Holding, two US companies focused on healthier products. John Coyle, a partner at Permira, talks to Dean Best about why the firm has bought the businesses, the potential for healthier snacks and its plans to expand its new assets.

Latest News

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.


Kellogg eyes trends with product launches 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

US cereal group Kellogg aims to tap into what it said were the "hottest trends" in the US with the launch of more than 40 products.


Kraft Heinz unveils management structure 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

The Kraft Heinz Co. has revealed its senior leadership team as details emerge of how the company will operate after the merger of HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group is completed.


Tangerine Confectionery in Butterkist NPD 30 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK snack maker Tangerine Confectionery has added a range under its Butterkist brand to meet demand for "more adventurous flavour fusions".


Hostess vice chairman Rich Seban to step down 30 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

US snack cake maker Hostess Brands LLC has announced the retirement of its vice chairman Rich Seban.


American Lorain launches Chinese Fritters 29 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

American Lorain Group has launched a new product in China in a bid to boost its presence in the domestic breakfast market.

Latest blogs

Orion mulls foray into retail with Tesco South Korea bid 15 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

South Korean snack maker Orion is reportedly planning to make its first foray into retail with the acquisition of Tesco's South Korean unit, Homeplus.


What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe? 3 Jun 15

Dean Best

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.

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