Whole Foods among US grocers to have built significant prepared foods ranges

Rise of prepared foods in US grocers - analysis

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater...

'41% of all brands state top online challenge is developing clear and well-understood e-commerce strategy'

How are brands organising for e-commerce?

The digital sphere is becoming significant for consumers - but are manufactures keeping pace? Are they developing specific strategies for th...

Hershey has acquired Barkthins maker, The Ripple Brand Collective

Hershey results, outlook, M&A - the top takeaways

Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...

Calls for sugar reduction and demand for clean labels could be 'difficult paradox to manage'

Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...

Food and drinks sector may have less reason to worry about prospect of 'peak stuff'

Are consumers getting tired of consuming?

Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observatio...

McCormick likely to follow deal for Gourmet Garden with more M&A

More M&A likely at McCormick - editor's viewpoint

Just a week after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. announced the acquisition of Australian chilled herbs firm Botanic...

How ambitious are Mars' health and wellbeing plans? 20 Apr 16

Last week, Mars launched a broad-ranging strategy aimed at helping to improve diets, including plans to reformulate products and classify them for either "everyday" or "occasional" consumption. Ben Cooper assesses the strategy and reaction to it in key markets.

How Danone is winning "key battles" en route to 2020 aims 19 Apr 16

Danone insisted this morning (19 April) it is winning "key battles" in its bid to raise its sales and earnings trajectories by 2020. The French food maker flagged higher sales from its US dairy business in the first quarter of this year and predicted ongoing improvements from its European dairy operations. Danone also insisted the fundamentals of its Chinese infant nutrition business are solid despite recent challenges. Katy Askew reports.

Thought Leaders

Fazer buys European biscuit brands from Mondelez

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 16 Fazer expands in  Finnish biscuit category

Finland's Fazer Group announced today that it is expanding its share of the bakery sector with the acquisition of the  Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala brands from Mondelez International. 

Fyffes raises outlook on M&A

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 16 Fyffes lifts expectations

Irish produce group Fyffes raised its full-year outlook this morning (29 April) to reflect the expected contribution of recently acquired business Highline Produce. 

BRF Q1 sales driven by Europe, Asia 

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 16 BRF sees sales value, volume increases

BRF has booked a double-digit increase in first-quarter sales, with revenue growth lead by its operations in Europe and Asia. 

Recent News - (Updated: 2:31pm 29 Apr 2016)

Murray Goulburn accused of "misleading" the market

Eurial, Agrial dairy coops announce merger

B&G ups earnings, sales guidance on Q1 profit jump

Bimbo posts higher Q1 sales and profits

Tipiak results boosted by frozen, chilled foods

First Milk expects to return to profit 

Grupo Bimbo launches Entenmann's Snackin' Bites

Agrial grows earnings in "agricultural crisis"

Why Irish free-from firm BFree Foods believes ingredients will drive growth - the bitesize interview 25 Apr 16

Hannah AbdullaAlex Murphy, general manager, BFree Foods

Ireland-based free-from foods maker BFree Foods, set up five years ago, is growing rapidly and expects that to continue this year, with plans to double its turnover in 2016. Demand for free-from products is rising but the sector, however, is becoming intensely competitive. Hannah Abdulla talks to BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy to find out how the company plans to continue to expand.

Amy's Kitchen aims to balance growth against commitment to quality – interview  15 Apr 16

Katy AskewAmy's expanding in India, opening plants in US, Portugal

US organic vegetarian food group Amy's Kitchen believes it has significant opportunities to ramp up sales. However, the company must balance its growth aspirations against the need to maintain the quality and values it says have been key to its success. Katy Askew spoke to VP of marketing at Amy's Kitchen, Bridget Dwyer, to find out more.

How Campbell's Plum plans to tap infant formula – interview  14 Apr 16

Katy AskewPlum aims to be 'number one' in organic infant formula

Plum Organics, the US-based baby food business owned by Campbell Soup Co., launched itself into the infant formula category last month. The business's entry into the sector represents the culmination of more than five years work. Katy Askew spoke to Plum senior vice president and innovation director Ben Mand and brand manager Larissa Friesen to find out why Plum believes it is well-positioned for success in the category. 

Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales?

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 21 Apr 16

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.

Oxfam's report card for major food companies

Ben Cooper, just-food editorial team Ben Cooper | 19 Apr 16

In the sustainability arena, objective endorsement by a third party, particularly an NGO with credibility levels among consumers that even Unilever can only dream of, is an extremely valuable commodity.

Tesco turns to IFTTT to automate grocery shopping

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 14 Apr 16

An eye-catching tech move from Tesco has been revealed this week - and one that has echoes of one of Amazon's latest initiatives in the US.

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

The confectionery giant this week announced the acquisition of an up-and-coming US snacks brand, while reporting falling first-quarter results and plans to more aggressively cut costs.

Mars' bold move on health

Mars' bold move on health

The US group has grabbed the headlines for its "health and wellbeing ambition", which includes to label some of its products as for occasional eating only.

Natural Products Expo West 2016

Natural Products Expo West 2016

We bring you exclusive interviews from one of the key dates in the US industry calendar. Boulder Brands, Enjoy Life Foods, Plum Organics and Amy's Kitchen feature.

Premier Foods in takeover spotlight

Premier Foods in takeover spotlight

The UK group rebuffed three approaches from McCormick & Co., while signing a tie-up with Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings, which bought a chunk of the Mr Kipling maker. McCormick ultimately walked away from the table.

Organic Packaged Food in the US

Organic Packaged Food in the US

Organic packaged food registers current retail value growth of 5% to reach US$13.4 billion in 2015, compared with the review period CAGR of 6%... Read more

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Yogurt Market in United States to 2019

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Better For You Packaged Food in Canada

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Chocolate Market in North America: Market Guide to 2019

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Cheese Market in United Kingdom to 2019

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