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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 23 October (free to read)

23 Oct 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Brussels accuses canned food business Conserve Italia of running cartel

5 Oct 2020

The European Commission (EC) has accused an Italian food company of breaking EU anti-trust rules by running a cartel.

Bonduelle deputy CEO Gregory Sanson on long-term impacts of Covid-19, resilience and M&A – the just-food interview part 2

1 Oct 2020

Bonduelle's deputy CEO Gregory Sanson weighs up Covid could affect working practices in the longer term, sets out his thinking on foodservice and talks M&A plans.

"We don't see foodservice recovering over next year" – Bonduelle's Gregory Sanson on French group's FY results and outlook

30 Sep 2020

Bonduelle saw sales rise but profits fall in the 12 months to the end of June. Deputy CEO Grégory Sanson talks to just-food about the French veg group's numbers and outlook.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Mexican-style food firm Del Real Foods names Viviano del Villar Jr. as COO

28 May 2020

Del Real Foods, an investor-backed Mexican chilled foods maker, has appointed a new chief operating officer. 

New products - PepsiCo takes another brand into "cannister snacks"; Danone adds to So Delicious range; Bonduelle enters new category in Germany; Kinnerton debuts nut-free Nomo bars

16 Apr 2020

This week's batch of notable new products includes innovation from food majors PepsiCo, Danone and Bonduelle.

Covid-19 - France veg giant Bonduelle suspends guidance

9 Apr 2020

Bonduelle is another major food manufacturer to have pulled its financial guidance, citing "uncertainties" created by Covid-19.

Bonduelle launches robotic vending machine for salads

4 Dec 2019

Bonduelle, the France-based vegetable products supplier, has linked up with US tech start-up Chowbotics to create a robotic vending platform.

EU fines French-Dutch canned vegetables cartel

30 Sep 2019

The European Commission has fined two companies based in France and the Netherlands more than EUR30m (US$32.8m) for breaching antitrust rules.

Bonduelle ups stake in Soleal venture

7 Aug 2019

Bonduelle, the France-based vegetable products supplier, has increased its stake in a local joint venture.

Bonduelle buys frozen veg factory in Russia

3 Jun 2019

Bonduelle, the France-based manufacturer, has snapped up a production plant to boost its presence in an international market.

France's Bonduelle in discussions to buy US plant from Seneca Foods

22 Jan 2019

French vegetable products group Bonduelle is in negotiations with US peer Seneca Foods over the acquisition of its plant in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

New products - FrieslandCampina launches PlanetProof milk; Bonduelle brings out Fresh Picked salads in Canada; Kraft Heinz launches Philadelphia-branded dips; Carambar & Co. develops organic Krema confectionery

20 Dec 2018

This week's batch of products include more products sold under the Philadelphia brand in the US and an organic range sold under a major confectionery brand in France.

Bonduelle opens doors of new innovation centre

31 May 2018

French vegetable products group Bonduelle has opened a second innovation centre in its home country.

Bonduelle promotes Guillaume Debrosse to CEO

6 Apr 2018

France-based vegetable products giant Bonduelle has named company executive Guillaume Debrosse as its new CEO.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Bonduelle buys Del Monte business in Canada from Conagra Brands

20 Feb 2018

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle is acquiring the Canadian Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business from Conagra Brands for CAD43m (US$34m).

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices

9 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson

4 Oct 2017

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.

Bonduelle annual turnover surpasses EUR2bn for first time

3 Aug 2017

Bonduelle Group, a French processed vegetable company, has reported annual turnover of more than EUR2bn (US$2.4bn) for the first time, partly reflected by the recent acquisition of Ready Pac Foods.

Bonduelle's Ready Pac launches Fresh Prep'd brand

14 Jun 2017

Ready Pac, the US salad business that was recently acquired by France's Bonduelle, is expanding in the fresh prepared meals category with a new brand, Fresh Prep'd.

Bonduelle sees eastern Europe rebound as 9M sales rise

4 May 2017

France-based vegetable products supplier Bonduelle has reported a 2% rise in its underlying turnover for the first nine months of its financial year, helped by a "sharp upturn" in its business in eastern Europe.

Bonduelle sees margins squeezed by "difficult" harvest

2 Mar 2017

Bonduelle today (2 March) reported lower margins for the first half of its financial year as "difficult" harvest conditions in France, Russia and the US dented the vegetable processor's results.

Bonduelle to buy US produce group Ready Pac Foods

23 Feb 2017

Bonduelle, the France-based produce supplier, has struck a deal to acquire US peer Ready Pac Foods from private-equity firm H.I.G. Capital.

Bonduelle sees Q2 slowdown

2 Feb 2017

Bonduelle, the French vegetable processor, saw sales slow in its second quarter but stressed its first-half top line performance remains "in line" with its objectives. 

Bonduelle launches home delivery service to promote products

9 Jan 2017

French canned and frozen food group Bonduelle has launched a service enabling consumers in its domestic market to have the company's products delivered to their homes together with help in making the most of cooking.

Bonduelle Q1 propelled by growth outside Eurozone

3 Nov 2016

French vegetable processor Bonduelle saw first-quarter sales growth lifted by a strong performance of its businesses outside the Eurozone. 





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