General Mills' latest attempt to revive its US yogurt sales is Oui by Yoplait

What's the next chapter for yogurt in the US?

In a US packaged food market that has struggled for growth for much of the last decade, the yogurt category has been a success story, driven...

UK have issued new rules on advertising online to children

Opinion: Marketeers, fret not when markets go dark

The UK has recently further tightened restrictions on the advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS). Neil Davidson, the managin...

Corn Flakes gained share in the UK in Q2, Kellogg said

Kellogg H1: five things to learn

Second-quarter profits that beat Wall Street forecasts gave Kellogg's shares a boost yesterday (3 August), closing up more than 4% after the...

Van de Put joins Cadbury maker in November

Plenty to ponder as Mondelez changes CEO

One of the longest tenures at the top of a major food multinational is set to come to an end, with Irene Rosenfeld, the chairman and CEO of...

Greece's economy 'on the up', Tsipras said last week

Focus: Rise of 'professional shopper' in Greece

Last week, Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said the "worst" of the country's economic troubles were "clearly behind us". Two years...

Regenerative practices sequester carbon from the atmosphere into the earth and could help combat climate change, soil degredation and water access issues

How the food industry can reverse climate change

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats facing humanity. The impact of global warming can be seen across the world and...

McCormick hot on Reckitt sauces deal despite fiery multiple 21 Jul 17

McCormick & Co. this week emerged as the buyer of Reckitt Benckiser's food assets, which include French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce. The brands look a good fit with McCormick's own basket of sauces and spices but the US group has paid what appears to be a rich multiple for the assets and its shares cooled on Wednesday when the deal was announced. Can McCormick extract value? Dean Best reports.

General Mills' fiscal 2018 investor day - four things to learn 20 Jul 17

General Mills is one of a clutch of US-centric businesses that have been under sales pressure for some time. In the 12 months to 28 May, the Yoplait maker's annual net sales fell 6% - the third successive year in which its top line contracted. Last week (12 July), the US food giant held its annual investor day to set out its plans for the new financial year, a chance for recently-installed CEO Jeff Harmening to outline how he believes the company can improve its performance. Here are the top takeaways from the event.

Thought Leaders

Hochdorf H1 profits up, trims FY sales target

Dean Best | 17 Aug 17 Hochdorf lowered FY sales forecast

Hochdorf today (17 August) reported M&A-driven improvement in half-year sales and profits - but the Switzerland-based dairy and infant formula supplier lowered its target for annual sales amid pressure on volumes in the first half and on the prospect of "demanding" trading conditions.

Hormel Foods pays US$425m for meat firm Fontanini

Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 17 Fontanini - a strategic acquisition for Hormel.

US-based Hormel Foods has acquired Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages, a local foodservice business, from Capitol Wholesale Meats, for US$425m.

Florette buys MyFresh unit from William Jackson

Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 17 Florette -Targeting growth areas through acquisition.

Florette has acquired part of UK firm MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group in a move the France-based salads supplier said would help it target the country's convenience and foodservice customers.

Recent News - (Updated: 10:34pm 17 Aug 2017)

Netherlands' Prinsen, Germany's Berning combine

Biscuit firm Galapagos invests in Cookie Creations

Marfrig to re-open three beef slaughterhouses

Smithfield eyes branded meal kits through Chef'd

PepsiCo takes Sunbites into nuts with mixes line

UK's Southern Salads in administration

Export growth boosts MHP's H1 figures

Bell grows H1 profits despite pork price pressure

Weetabix's UK chief Sally Abbott sets out stall in tough market and under new owner - interview 10 Aug 17

Dean BestAbbott: 'The market category is pretty flat but consumers are looking for healthier solutions that are easy to get to'

After almost five years under the ownership of China's Bright Food, Weetabix is a month into life as part of US-based Post Holdings, which acquired the UK breakfast cereal business in July in a deal worth GBP1.4bn (US$1.83bn). Weetabix's UK and Irish division also has a new managing director, Sally Abbott, previously the group's global marketing director. Dean Best caught up with Abbott as she gets to grip with running Weetabix's largest unit under a new owner.

Nestle's baby food arm Gerber on adapting to grow - interview 1 Aug 17

Dean BestPartyka: 'Some industries see millennials as nuisance. We see them as opportunity'

Gerber, one of the most-established names in the baby food sector, is marking its 90th anniversary. In some markets, a company can trade on that longevity; in others, it can turn some consumers off. Bill Partyka, Gerber's president and CEO, talks to Dean Best about how the Nestle-owned company is emphasising its heritage in China but seeking to adapt to changing consumer tastes in the US.

Why UK chocolate upstart Doisy & Dam focused on sustainability at outset - interview 26 Jul 17

Ben CooperSmith (left) sees B Corp status as 'gold standard of sustainability accreditation'

UK-based chocolate business Doisy & Dam recently announced it had gained B Corporation status. Ben Cooper spoke with co-founders, Ed Smith and Rich Wilkinson about the importance this young company places on sustainable growth.

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UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 18 Jul 17

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote.

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 28 Jun 17

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Fipronil contamination rocks Europe egg sector

Fipronil contamination rocks Europe egg sector

The contamination of eggs in the Netherlands with the insecticide fipronil has led to recalls in three European markets.

Mondelez names new CEO

Mondelez names new CEO

The snacks giant has hired McCain Foods chief Dirk van de Put to lead the Oreo owner.

The alleged 'dual quality' of food sold in the EU

The alleged 'dual quality' of food sold in the EU

Four central European countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - have led claims some multinationals are selling identically-branded food of different quality in the EU.

Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK - Industry Market Res

Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Fresh interest: Strong demand for healthy and convenient products will promote growth.. Read more

Published: June 2017 - ($680.00)

Food-Service Contractors in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Published: June 2017 - ($680.00)

Grain Mill Product Markets in Africa to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($3517.20)

Baked Goods in Western Europe

Published: July 2017 - ($1060.00)

Global Bread Flour Market 2017-2021

Published: July 2017 - ($4067.00)

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