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How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's

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Why trust is key in US natural food sector 

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UK ad review credibility test for self-regulation

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How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

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Kind CEO on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 27 May 2016

Dean Best

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.


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

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett to retire 27 May 16

Katy Askew

Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett will leave the US snack group at the end of the year. 


Quotes of week - Wilmar India JV, Danonino, Tiger 27 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.


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.

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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