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Hannah Abdulla

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General Mills blamed a lack of innovation for its sales woesGeneral Mills sales woes continue - analysis 22 March 2017

General Mills this week reported another quarter of falling sales, leading industry watchers to wonder if the US food giant will lessen its focus on its margin target but, more critically, whether the company can revitalise its top line. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Kraft Heinz plans to use only cage-free eggs by 2025Kraft Heinz sets cage-free egg, cutting carbon footprint deadline 22 March 2017

Kraft Heinz has announced a set of new sustainability targets that commit to decreasing its environmental footprint and creating a sustainable supply chain. 

Last month the Yoplait-owner warned on profits and sales General Mills books lower 9M sales and profits 21 March 2017

General Mills today (21 March) reported lower sales and earnings for the first nine months of its financial year after seeing its top and bottom lines decline in the third quarter.

Capespan and Joy Wing Mau have announced a joint ventureCapespan, Joy Wing Mau announce Asia JV 21 March 2017

Fresh produce supplier Capespan has announced a joint venture with Joy Wing Mau to expand its presence across Asia.

TreeHouse Foods books a full year loss on impairment charges related to its Flagstone business.TreeHouse Foods books FY loss on impairment charges 9 February 2017

TreeHouse Foods has recorded a full-year loss after booking an impairment charge related to North American retail grocery unit Flagstone Foods. 

Pilgrim's CEO Bill Lovette insisted chicken demand has Pilgrim's Pride books lower FY sales, profits 9 February 2017

US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride has booked lower sales and profits for 2016.

Hiland Dairy Foods is to acquire a dairy plant from Brookshire Grocery Co.Hiland Dairy to acquire dairy plant from Brookshire Grocery Co. 9 February 2017

US firm Hiland Dairy Foods is to buy manufacturing assets from local grocer Brookshire Grocery Co., a joint statement from the two companies has revealed.

Nestle has launched Skinny Cow frozen yogurt bars in the USNestle reformulates Skinny Cow range in US 9 February 2017

Nestle has reformulated the recipe behind its Skinny Cow ice cream range in the US. 

Campbell Soup Co. has launched a line of organic dressings under its Bolthouse Farms brandCampbell Soup Co. debuts Bolthouse Farms organic dressings line 9 February 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has launched a line of organic dressings under its Bolthouse Farms brand in the US.

Irish companies embarked on a trade mission to Iran in April to explore export opportunitiesShould food exporters target Iran? 9 June 2016

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.

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