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Growth question hangs over refocused Premier

Premier Foods plc, the UK food group, appears to have a solid strategy in place - but whether it can succeed in eking out top-line growth in...

Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers

Against a backdrop of weak consumer confidence and falling prices, four of France's leading four retailers have, in two deals, decided to te...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push

Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic foo...

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.


just-food interview part two: Premier CEO Darby 5 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods has strengthened its financial position and is building profitability through a focus on cost reduction. However, the UK company is finding the going tougher as it looks to accelerate its sales growth. Chief executive Gavin Darby spoke to just-food about how Premier is adapting to the changing landscape in UK grocery retail.

Latest News

Premier cautious on profits after Q3 sales slide 23 Oct 14

Dean Best

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a challenging third quarter when the UK group's branded sales fell by over 4%.


Gruma profits rise on lower costs 23 Oct 14

Dean Best

Mexican tortilla maker Gruma posted a jump in nine-month profits as a drop in costs boosted earnings.


Mars puts R&D at centre of US plant expansion 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Mars is setting up an R&D facility at a US food plant as part of expansion plans at a site that makes brands including Uncle Ben and Seeds of Change.


SIAL 2014: Premier in talks over US manufacturing 21 Oct 14

Dean Best

Premier Foods is in discussions over contract manufacturing in the US, one of three focus overseas markets for the UK food group.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 14

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.

Latest blogs

SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?


Last call: win an iPad mini on just-food 13 Oct 14

Dean Best

There is still time to contribute to just-food's readership survey and, in doing so, put yourself in with a chance to win an iPad mini on us.

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