'It’s hard to overstate how terrifying these numbers are to managers and investors'


Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Japanese interest in buying food online growing rapidly, experts say

Opinion: Tapping into Japan's e-commerce

Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insights for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, casts...

Danone owns brands including Alpro after WhiteWave acquisition

Danone's Q1: four things to learn

Danone's first-quarter update hit its shares - and it is likely the fall in its stock price was only part due to the numbers. The French yog...

Nestle reported 'soft consumer demand' in North America

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Post sees 'better opportunities for EBITDA growth with cost management'

Analysis: Post discusses rationale for Weetabix

Post Holdings, the US food group, was this week announced as the new owner of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business. The GBP1.4bn...

Who will snap up Stonyfield?

Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...

Why snacking is the new meal - column 9 Apr 17

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are the reason. But how can packaged foods tap into a trend Martino says is here to stay?

Unilever’s latest blueprint contains no huge surprises. Yet - editor's viewpoint 7 Apr 17

Unilever announced the fruits of its business review - convened after the company brushed off interest from Kraft Heinz - yesterday (6 April). The Knorr and Magnum maker set out a measured plan, which included the wise decision to leave the spreads business. But could bolder action be on the horizon in the longer term? Dean Best reports.

Thought Leaders

Emmi buys stake in Laticínios Porto Alegre

Katy Askew | 28 Apr 17 Emmi invests in Brazil's Laticínios Porto Alegre

Swiss dairy group Emmi is acquiring a 40% stake in Brazilian dairy processor Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio. 

Bimbo acquires Morocco's Adghal bakery

John Shepherd | 28 Apr 17 Bimbo said deal marks bakery giant's 'first step' onto African continent

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has entered the African market with the purchase of the Adghal group, a Morocco-based producer of baked goods.

Lamb Weston in Oerlemans potato unit acquisition

John Shepherd | 27 Apr 17 Deal will 'strengthen Lamb Weston's position globally'

The European joint venture of US-based potato products supplier Lamb Weston Holdings, Lamb-Weston/Meijer, is acquiring the potato division of Dutch firm Oerlemans Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:01pm 28 Apr 2017)

Heritage Foods pushes into northern India

Thailand to restrict baby food marketing

Young's mum on 'Icelandic Seachill interest'

Norway eyes seafood exports boost to China

Cloetta to remove palm oil from most products

WH Group sales, earnings edge up in Q1

Agrokor probes "potential errors" in accounts

News of week: Tyson, Nestle, Emmi, TreeHouse

Freedom Foods Group charting growth strategy from Australia to China and US – interview 26 Apr 17

Katy AskewFreedom using Crafted Blends to target snacks market in Australia

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more. 

"We fit Unilever's vision for next generation of good food" - Sir Kensington's co-founder Scott Norton on sale of US mayo maker 24 Apr 17

Dean Best'Unilever may be able to learn from our food-native approach'

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.

"We're bringing something very disruptive to the category" - Hippeas' Craig Hughes on snack brand's UK push 24 Apr 17

Dean BestHippeas lining up push into UK supermarkets

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 13 Apr 17

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player.

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 28 Mar 17

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Mar 17

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack.

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Excluding ice cream, much of Unilever's corporate moves in the food sector in recent years has been to offload assets. In April, the company snapped up fledgling US condiments firm Sir Kensington's.

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

The US group expands breakfast cereal business with move for household UK brand.

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Danone has agreed to sell US organic dairy business Stonyfield to get local regulatory clearance for its acquisition of WhiteWave Foods. What interest could there be in Stonyfield?

Unilever announces results of business review

Unilever announces results of business review

Spreads set for exit door as FMCG giant shakes up business in wake of Kraft Heinz takeover interest

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

In 2016, PepsiCo continues to outpace average packaged food growth, ranking second after Nestlé. With its solid snacks portfolio, established billion dollar brands and diversified product range, the company still stands out as one of the top performers in packaged food. In order to improve its standing amid intensifying competition in the snacking environment, PepsiCo needs to focus revamping its “better-for-you” portfolio, and explore entry into plant-based milk drinks... Read more

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