Snacks: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

FMCG sales slowing despite economic green shoots

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggest...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Flowers looks to soothe market after forecast cut

Shares in US bakery group Flowers Foods sank yesterday after it cut its earnings forecast for 2014 - but the company immediately sought to s...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.

Latest News

Mondelez introduces Chips Ahoy biscuit in UK 2 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International is launching its Chips Ahoy cookie brand in the UK.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


Nutrition & Sante to buy Brazil's Jasmine 28 Aug 14

Dean Best

Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical has struck a deal to buy Brazilian health food group Jasmine Alimentos.


Mondelez eyes snacks categories in India 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Mondelez International has indicated it wants to build its presence in snacks in India, with consumption rising as incomes grow.


ConAgra launches snack line for "health-conscious" 27 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has launched the Delight Bites snack treat range under its Life Choice brand.


Orkla eyes Baltic boost with NP Foods buy 26 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Norway's Orkla has said it is hoping to boost its presence in the Baltic states with the acquisition of Latvia-based food manufacturer NP Foods Group.

Latest blogs

Shareholder pressure prompts ConAgra palm oil commitment 27 Aug 14

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has responded to investor criticism of its palm oil usage by committing to source 100% sustainable palm oil by December 2015.


Sandwich maker looks to capitalise on Nestle's Hot Pockets switch 22 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. In the US, Nestle is scrapping production of its Hot Pockets sandwiches at a plant in California plant, leaving 360 staff out in the cold. But a small local bakery is using the opportunity to announce it is expanding - and hiring.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?

Get the just-food newsletter

Join over 31,000 food professionals who get just-food’s FREE newsletters [x]

Get daily food news as it happens, and our weekly best-of roundup.

First name:
Last name:
Email address:

Get the newsletter

Daily News Alert: see example
Weekly Summary: see example
Food Research Updates: see example