Dark Cocoa Karma cereal among Kashi's certified transitional products

Potential of certified transitional organic in US

Sales of organic food in the US continue to be robust but a limit to the growth of the industry is the gap between demand and the supply of...

Schneider has presided over series of M&A moves this year

Signs of changing M&A priorities at Nestle?

Nestle's investment in US coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle is another sign of a change in the food giant's M&A strategy since the arr...

Ceres: 'Some positive change but lot of room to go across the board'

Ceres' dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companie...

Moy Park - sale no reflection of its performance, say analysts

Why Moy Park sale will help placate JBS creditors

Market reaction to JBS' sale of Northern Ireland-headquartered food group Moy Park to the US' Pilgrim's Pride for US$1.3bn has centred squar...

UK farmers want 'flexible solution' on immigration to ensure workforce needs met

Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Campbell Food Co. CEO Denise Morrison - searching for growth.

Campbell Soup Co. results - five things to learn

Having last week reported full-year earnings short of analysts' expectations, Campbell Soup Co. noted a challenging business environment in...


Pressure on manufacturers in an age of assortment consolidation 29 Aug 17

In an upcoming age of assortment consolidation can food manufacturers still command shelf space and attract new generations of shoppers?


Murray Goulburn's FY results, outlook and strategic review - four things to learn 24 Aug 17

Murray Goulburn has just closed what its CEO has called a "difficult" 12 months. In reality, it has been tough for the Australia-based dairy foods and ingredients group for longer than that. In April 2016, the Devondale brand owner announced a cut to the price it paid suppliers for milk, issued a profit warning and the departures of its CEO and CFO. Current chief Ari Mervis joined Murray Goulburn in February this year and has seen the supply of milk into the business continue to fall, denting sales. Under Mervis, Murray Goulburn has embarked on a strategic review and this week, the company, alongside its 2016/17 results and 2017/18 outlook, spoke at length about the reappraisal of its business. Dean Best reports.

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Post Holdings to buy Bob Evans Farms for US$1.5bn

Simon Harvey | 19 Sep 17 Post Holdings to pay $77 a share for Bob Evans Farms

US-based breakfast cereal, sports nutrition and eggs supplier Post Holdings is to buy local chilled and frozen food maker Bob Evans Farms in a deal worth US$1.5bn.


JBS creates new COO role for Gilberto Tomazoni

Simon Harvey | 19 Sep 17 CEO Jose Batista forms new management team after son's ouster.

JBS founder Jose Batista Sobrinho took his first steps as the Brazilian meat giant's president and CEO by installing Gilberto Tomazoni to the newly created position of COO as the company restructures amid corruption allegations lodged against senior executives.


Canada's Cinnaroll Bakeries acquired by investors

Andy Coyne | 19 Sep 17 Cinnaroll Bakeries - new owners keen to expand the firm's brands

Canadian food business Cinnaroll Bakeries has been acquired by investment firms Skidmore Development Group and SouthPac Partners for an undisclosed sum.

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Premium Brands buys Canada's Leadbetter Foods

Italy approves decree on processed food labelling

Fruit firm Fyffes avoids ethical body expulsion

Canadian turkey processor Sofina Foods eyes growth

Earnings summary: Synlait

Schär claims UK firsts with new gluten-free range

First Milk plans to cut jobs in productivity drive

Canada's Conestoga Meat Packers to expand capacity

A2 Milk mulls options for next stage of growth - interview 7 Sep 17

Dean BestA2 Platinum infant formula owner 'getting lots of interest from major players'

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business, has had a bumper 12 months. Two weeks ago, the company reported a near-trebling in its annual profits. Revenues jumped more than 50%, fuelled by growth in its home markets of New Zealand and Australia, rapid expansion in China and improved performances from smaller businesses in the UK and the US. Where next? Dean Best spoke to A2 Milk executive Scott Wotherspoon who has been handed a new role that could see the business cast its net wider.


"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 17

Dean BestLaidlaw: 'We're going to market to find the hottest up-and-coming health food businesses'

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".


"We're really travelling fast" - The Coconut Collaborative founder James Averdieck on the rise of the UK non-dairy firm 21 Aug 17

Dean BestAverdieck: 'One thing I realised when I sold Gü is that I kind of created a vacuum'

After selling UK dessert business Gü, James Averdieck did some TV work but missed the cut and thrust of the grocery sector. In 2013, he bought Bessant & Drury, a UK dairy-free ice cream maker, a fledgling firm that formed the foundations of The Coconut Collaborative, a growing company selling dairy-free yogurt, desserts and ice cream domestically and overseas. Dean Best caught up with Averdieck to find out about how his latest venture is developing, the company's cautious approach to international expansion and his ambitions for the business.

Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year"

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 11 Sep 17

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


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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.

Corruption allegations rock meat giant JBS

Corruption allegations rock meat giant JBS

JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has seen two senior executives arrested over corruption allegations that have taken in the country's President.

M&A interest in Australian dairy Murray Goulburn

M&A interest in Australian dairy Murray Goulburn

The embattled co-op has revealed approaches have been made for part or all of the Australian dairy group.

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 a raft of 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.

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