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ConAgra Foods split - what could happen next?

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Mondelez sets out thinking behind new CSR goals 30 Oct 2015

Ben Cooper

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.

Latest News

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US 26 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo plans to expand a Frito-Lay snacks plant in the US, with investment in the site's production of Cheetos.

Britannia Industries to open R&D centre 24 Nov 15

Jagdish Kumar

Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, is setting up a new research and development centre to fuel moves into new categories.

Greencore profits lifted by on-the-go food focus 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Profits at Ireland-based private-label supplier Greencore have jumped on the back of sales growth led by its food-to-go focus in the UK and US markets.

J&J Snack Foods launches 'grab-and-go' Oreo Churro 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

US group J&J Snack Foods has added to its line of Oreo Churros, targeting consumers looking for "grab-and-go" snacks.

Strauss profits drop on lower sales  24 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales. 

American Lorain Q3 profit fails to offset 9M loss 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

Chinese food group American Lorain saw profits rise in the third quarter, helped by control on costs as sales fell, but the company still reported a nine-month loss.

Latest blogs

Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group 17 Nov 15

Dean Best

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer.

Talk of IPO of Australia's Manassen Foods returns 29 Oct 15

Dean Best

Speculation Bright Food is planning to float its Australian asset, the distributor Manassen Foods, has resurfaced, with a report the Chinese giant has hired banking advisers to line up a listing next year.

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