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How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's

Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...

Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the...

UK ad review credibility test for self-regulation

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice has launched a public consultation on new self-regulatory rules governing the advertising of food...

How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

Latest Interviews

Colian hungry for international growth - interview 21 May 2016

Katy Askew

Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.


The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview 15 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

US organic vegetarian food group Amy's Kitchen believes it has significant opportunities to ramp up sales. However, the company must balance its growth aspirations against the need to maintain the quality and values it says have been key to its success. Katy Askew spoke to VP of marketing at Amy's Kitchen, Bridget Dwyer, to find out more.

Latest News

Nestle sets new savings target 26 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some of the money into supporting its brands.


TreeHouse rationalises production network 25 May 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods has announced plans to close two manufacturing facilities that it attained as part of its US$2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business.


China's Zhouheiya Food Co. 'plans IPO' 24 May 16

Dean Best

Chinese group Zhouheiya Food Co. is reportedly set to list in Hong Kong.


ConAgra Foods CFO John Gehring to step down 24 May 16

Dean Best

John Gehring, the CFO of ConAgra Foods, is to leave the US group, the Chef Boyardee and Alexia owner announced today (24 May).


Tiger Brands H1 sales, profits rise 24 May 16

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, today (24 May) reported improved half-year sales and earnings.


Mondelez to step up efforts to tackle child labour 24 May 16

Dean Best

Mondelez International will look to "strengthen" its moves to tackle child labour in its cocoa supply chain in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Latest blogs

McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 16

Dean Best

The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.


While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.

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