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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...

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo top 10

just-food's picks of products at the Natural Products Expo East that tap into the hot trends in US grocery....

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...

Shopper trends: Some confidence but promos popular

There is a sense across a number of markets that consumer confidence is improving and the latest data from the just-food international baske...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Latest News

Jobs to go at United Biscuits UK site 19 Sep 14

Dean Best

United Biscuits has said moves to restructure its plant in Manchester may lead to the loss of 157 jobs.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 19 Sep 14

Dean Best

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 19 Sep 14

Dean Best

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.


Popcorn maker UFP pumps GBP11m into new factory 19 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based popcorn maker Universal Flexible Packaging is to move factories as it looks increase capacity.


Underlying Q1 profits up at ConAgra 18 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has reported a rise in underlying first-quarter earnings despite lower sales.


Slovenian poultry firm Perutnina Ptuj "mulls sale" 18 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Slovenian poultry producer Perutnina Ptuj is reportedly exploring options including a sale of the business.

Latest blogs

How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.


International brands face stronger customer after Auchan, Systeme-U deal 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

France's fifth- and sixth-largest retailers, Auchan and Système U, are to team up on buying - with the companies to work together when dealing with international brands.

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