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China the next frontier for determined US grocer Kroger 17 Aug 2018

Column: In the spotlight

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sleeves in recent months and announced a series of moves in developing parts of the food industry. This week, Kroger announced another initiative but, this time, it was international. Dean Best reports.


China the next frontier for determined US grocer Kroger 17 Aug 2018

Column: Editor's viewpoint

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sleeves in recent months and announced a series of moves in developing parts of the food industry. This week, Kroger announced another initiative but, this time, it was international. Dean Best reports.


China the next frontier for determined US grocer Kroger 17 Aug 2018

Column: BRICs and beyond

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sleeves in recent months and announced a series of moves in developing parts of the food industry. This week, Kroger announced another initiative but, this time, it was international. Dean Best reports.


New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits 17 Aug 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.


China breakfast cereal deep-dive part two – how to tap future growth 16 Aug 2018

Column: BRICs and beyond

Demand for breakfast cereal in China is expected to continue to grow amid the urbanisation of the population and continued interest in Western eating habits. But what must manufacturers do to tap that demand? Wang Fangqing reports in this second part of just-food’s in-depth look at the category.


China breakfast cereal deep-dive part one - how the market has slowly opened up 15 Aug 2018

Column: BRICs and beyond

China has been a key target for multinational food companies for decades but success has varied by category. Western-style breakfast cereal has not made the advances seen in other parts of the industry but, as Wang Fangqing reports, that is gradually changing.


New Products: Hormel Foods unveils Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites; Kind makes sports nutrition debut with protein bars launch; Pioneer Food Group's Lizi's moves into breakfast drinks; Chobani targets savoury with squeezy Greek yogurt product 9 Aug 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Cereal? Health? A company split? What might be next for PepsiCo under new CEO Ramon Laguarta 8 Aug 2018

Column: In the spotlight

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could lie ahead for the food and beverage giant? Dean Best reports.


Cereal? Health? A company split? What might be next for PepsiCo under new CEO Ramon Laguarta 8 Aug 2018

Column: On the move

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could lie ahead for the food and beverage giant? Dean Best reports.


Food M&A volumes sizzle in July, pushing 2018 to high - data 7 Aug 2018

Column: M&A Watch

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


New Products - Mondelez launches Joyfills biscuits; Unilever's Hellmann's links up with Tabasco; Kind rolls out granola bars for children; Nestle unveils A+ milk in Sri Lanka 3 Aug 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Amid overhaul, Weston Foods remains positive despite H1 profit fall 1 Aug 2018

Column: On the money

Amid increasing competition, Weston Foods, one of North America’s largest bakery products businesses, is undergoing what its parent company has called a "transformation programme" aimed at becoming a "premier player" in the industry and delivering "solid financial results". Yesterday, Weston Foods reported falling half-year sales and earnings. Simon Harvey had a look at the numbers.


What could no-deal Brexit mean for UK, EU food sectors? 31 Jul 2018

Column: In the spotlight

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at Westminster and Brussels expressing opposition to London's latest proposals on customs. As food-industry concerns mount, Rose Pengally surveys what could be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the sector on both sides of the Channel.


Nestle results provide food for thought - key takeaways 30 Jul 2018

Column: On the money

Nestlé revealed a generally positive set of first-half results on Thursday that were received favourably by the stock market, despite a tweak to the Swiss food giant's organic growth outlook. But what was most interesting is what can surely only be deemed as a veiled kickback by CEO Mark Schneider at activist investor Daniel Loeb. Simon Harvey looks at the key takeaways.


Nestle results provide food for thought - key takeaways 30 Jul 2018

Column: In the spotlight

Nestlé revealed a generally positive set of first-half results on Thursday that were received favourably by the stock market, despite a tweak to the Swiss food giant's organic growth outlook. But what was most interesting is what can surely only be deemed as a veiled kickback by CEO Mark Schneider at activist investor Daniel Loeb. Simon Harvey looks at the key takeaways.


New Products - Kellogg Joybol smoothie bowls launch in UK; So Delicious introduces vegan frozen mousse; Jack Link's launches biltong in UK; Nestle's Garden of Life introduces Gol organic snack bars 26 Jul 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


How to find growth in flat French market 25 Jul 2018

Column: IRI's inside track

Olivier Humeau, the general manager of IRI's French arm, considers the changing mindset of FMCG consumers and how manufacturers and retailers must adapt their approach to find the opportunities for growth in a flat market.


Premier Foods boss sees off revolt but still faces slog 23 Jul 2018

Column: Editor's viewpoint

Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby saw off a shareholder revolt this week, winning the vote on his re-election to the role. But any relief over that result will likely be short-lived as the UK manufacturer continues to face the challenge of eking out sales growth from legacy brands in low-growth categories and paying down debts and a hefty pension deficit.


New Products - Pladis extends McVitie's Thins range in UK; Ella's Kitchen launches Oddpops popped snacks; Glanbia's BSN launches ice cream protein shakes with Cold Stone Creamery; Parag Milk Foods debuts Go Chocolate Cheese 20 Jul 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


New Products - General Mills to take Nature Valley SKU into more markets; Conagra Brands unveils Power Bowls breakfast range; Danone of the World yogurt range launched in UK; Arla Foods to push sorbet-style Ihana yogurts into UK, Denmark 13 Jul 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Food industry M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data 10 Jul 2018

Column: M&A Watch

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. Here we present numbers for the first six months of 2018.


Will incoming Hain Celestial chief usher in new era? 10 Jul 2018

Column: In the spotlight

Finding a successor to Hain Celestial founder and chief executive Irwin Simon could prove tricky in light of the pressure from activist investor Engaged Capital to sell the US business. But what might the options be for an incoming CEO faced with a product portfolio bloated by acquisitions and with 'Big Food' companies and retailers fast encroaching on its organic roots? Simon Harvey investigates.


Scrutiny will only intensify even if Premier CEO gets re-elected 6 Jul 2018

Column: Editor's viewpoint

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oasis Management has brought to the fore concerns about the manufacturer's performance. The market will be watching closely if Premier moves forward under its current CEO.


New products - Delamere Dairy launches plant-based drinks range; Mars unveils new texture variants of Skittles, Starburst; PepsiCo takes Quaker into UK breakfast drinks; Nestle enters India breakfast cereal market with Nesplus 6 Jul 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Unilever's Colman’s launches new better for you Seasoning Blends; Sainsbury's adds 21 new plant-based products, expands vegan range; PepsiCo's Walkers adds Streetmix to snacks range; Bel Group's The Laughing Cow unveils Cheese Cups 29 Jun 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Why Kraft Heinz should steer clear of Campbell 26 Jun 2018

Column: Editor's viewpoint

Dean Best is unsure whether, as has been reported in the US, Kraft Heinz should be looking at a possible move for Campbell Soup Co.


Why Kraft Heinz should steer clear of Campbell 26 Jun 2018

Column: Deal or no deal

Dean Best is unsure whether, as has been reported in the US, Kraft Heinz should be looking at a possible move for Campbell Soup Co.


Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  25 Jun 2018

Column: In the spotlight

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


Google and JD.com - another e-commerce duo to consider 22 Jun 2018

Column: Editor's viewpoint

There was another e-commerce powerplay this week, with Google investing in and setting out plans to work with Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com. Dean Best reflects on the announcement and how suppliers should react.


ABP Food Group strikes licensing deal; Kashi brings Joi nut bar range to market in Canada; General Mills introduces low-sugar version of Yoplait yogurt; Nestle launches organic infant formula in UK 22 Jun 2018

Column: NPD Tracker

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

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