Gardein owner Pinnacle Foods has new activist investor

New activist investor may put Pinnacle in play

Pinnacle Foods has often been touted as a possible acquisition target - and now activist investor Jana Partners has taken a position in the...

Nestle said trading conditions in Brazil remained challenging

Nestle Q1 commentary - top takeaways

On an organic basis, Nestle's first-quarter sales beat analyst expectations as volumes offset the company's weakest pricing since 2000. The...

Organic food - what will feed its future growth in the US?

Has organic become mainstream in the US?

Continued progress in the US organic market seems inevitable, Victor Martino writes, but there could be some bumps in the road ahead. In his...

Innocent wading into UK dairy-free drinks

Analysis: Innocent eyes UK appetite for dairy-free

Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to take UK smoothie and juice brand Innocent into the dairy alternatives market raised eyebrows but the move has ga...

Products such as SCI-MX's are increasingly appealing to a broader consumer base.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part 2 - the future

In part two of our look at the UK sports nutrition category, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the opportunities in the market and at threats...

Grenade UK - has moved from niche to the mainstream

What's fuelling growth of sports nutrition in UK?

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market....

Becoming a B Corp 9 Apr 18

Here, just-food details the process a food company will have to go through in order to gain B Corp certification.

Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data 9 Apr 18

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

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US group Pinnacle Foods sees activist join roster

Andy Coyne | 20 Apr 18 Pinnacle Foods - linked with activist investor Jana Partners.

Activist investor Jana Partners has taken a 9.1% stake in US company Pinnacle Foods.

EU bans meat from 20 Brazilian plants

Andy Coyne | 20 Apr 18 The EU - has banned meat from 20 Brazilian plants.

The European Union has acted to ban meat from a number of Brazilian producers in a move that was widely anticipated.

India's food firms slams government labelling plan

Raghavendra Verma | 20 Apr 18 Regulations could come into force in June

An Indian government plan to adopt new food labelling regulations that mandate detailed nutrition information on the front of packaging in a fixed format is being bitterly opposed by the industry.

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"B Corp is very relevant for the food industry today" - Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber on French giant's work on the certification 12 Apr 18

Ben CooperFaber: 'Danone's investment story will be more compelling'

Danone has been one of the major food corporations looking seriously at B Corp certification, which takes into account all stakeholders, rather than holding as pre-eminent the return to a company's shareholders. The French giant today (12 April) announced its North America arm is now B Corp-certified and just-food's Ben Cooper spoke to group chairman and CEO Emmanuel Faber about his support for that way of codifying a food business.

"E-commerce is impossible to ignore" - Arla's Steve Millard on how the dairy giant is looking to grow online 3 Apr 18

Dean BestMillard eyeing direct-to-consumer play

How can food manufacturers tap into the growth of the online channel? It is a question on the minds of many a boardroom, even in markets like the UK where the channel is relatively developed. Moreover, in such a fast-growing part of the market, how will shopper behaviour develop? How will technology evolve? Doing business online is a challenging mix of adapting to the present and being ready for the future. Dean Best met Steve Millard, the head of Arla Foods' e-commerce and digital unit in the UK, to find out more about how the dairy co-op is faring online.

"India is a big country with big opportunities to grow" - just-food meets Dr Oetker's Oliver Mirza 23 Mar 18

Mini Pant ZachariahMirza presides over Dr Oetker's fastest-growing market

German giant Dr Oetker is looking to grow the sales its business in India generates five-fold in just three years. Oliver Mirza, the managing director and chief executive, of Dr Oetker's business in the country spoke to just-food about the company's goal.

What does Gen Z want from brands? IRI presents its view

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 19 Apr 18

Industry watchers IRI has published the findings of two studies in the US they claim can give an insight into the shopping patterns of those aged 21 and under - Gen Z.

The identity of the buyer of Tyson's Kettle business emerges

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Apr 18

In February, we reported Tyson Foods had sold its Kettle business, one of a series of non-protein disposals at the US meat giant. But the company would not disclose the buyer. This week, the new owner of the asset disclosed the deal.

Leading French grocers eye buying "alliance" - and suppliers aren't happy

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 5 Apr 18

Buying partnerships between France's food retailers have been a feature of the country's grocery landscape for a number of years but this week came news of a potentially significant new tie-up - and suppliers have expressed their consternation.

The growing interest in B Corp certification

The growing interest in B Corp certification

Food manufacturers, from the very small to just about as large as they come, have found themselves drawn to the B Corp ideals of sustainable business.

The ups and downs at French poultry firm Doux

The ups and downs at French poultry firm Doux

Groupe Doux, the French poultry processor, has had a turbulent decade. After going into administration in 2012, Doux filed for liquidation in March 2018.

The UK's approach to tackling obesity

The UK's approach to tackling obesity

The UK government has launched a series of measures to try to tackle rising obesity, largely taking a voluntary approach over regulation.

CAGNY 2018

CAGNY 2018

At a key date on conference calendar, investors hear how companies from Kellogg to Tyson Foods are navigating some of the most challenging conditions seen in the sector for a generation.

Meat in Russia

Meat in Russia

In 2017, poultry dominated total volume sales of meat in Russia. Domestic manufacturers of poultry have sufficient production facilities to fully supply the market, resulting in an extremely low dependence on imports. In conditions of economic downturn and national currency depreciation, which have affected the Russian economy since 2014, poultry became the most affordable type of meat. However, poultry is expected to record below-average total volume sales growth over the forecast period. All o..... Read more

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Sugar and Sweeteners in Russia

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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Food & Grocery Retail Global Industry Guide 2018-2022

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Food & Grocery Retail North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2018-2022

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