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Lacklustre sales see Hershey turn to snacking

"Snacking... and portable snacking is not just a short term, this is really a trend and its becoming a habit," said Hershey CEO, John Bilbre...

Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Why Post is increasing its exposure to cereal

Since it span off from Ralcorp Holdings three years ago, Post Holdings has followed an aggressive M&A strategy. Deal-making has focused on d...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch: Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup 30 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

In the first Sustainability Watch of 2015, Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and CSR at Campbell Soup Co., speaks with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability and the recognition it has brought.


"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


ConAgra ends RyKrisp production 30 Jan 15

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has confirmed that it will stop manufacturing RyKrisp crackers due to "low demand" for the product.


Food industry news of week: MOM Brands, Krave 30 Jan 15

Dean Best

In the first of the week's big deals, Post announced the acquisition of MOM brands, a fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer. Post said the buy would cement its position as the third-largest cereal maker in the US.


Hershey to acquire meat jerky firm Krave 29 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US confectioner Hershey has confirmed it is to acquire premium jerky firm Krave Pure Foods.


Campbell aligns structure with growth objectives 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Campbell Soup Co. is reorganising its business into three divisions the US group says reflect its strategic growth priorities.


Hershey linked to takeover of jerky maker Krave 28 Jan 15

Katy Askew

US confectioner Hershey has been linked to a possible takeover of protein snack group Krave.

Latest blogs

Kellogg under fire for "double entendre" in Pop Tarts ad 27 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ads are commonly a bone of contention in this industry, with food manufacturers regularly coming under fire for what they believe is creative use of media.


A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.

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