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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Thursday 4 June (free to read)

4 Jun 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

New products - Maple Leaf Foods' meatless nuggets; Edita debuts Oniro biscuit brand; Nestle launches Life Cuisine in US; Kellogg's Jumbo Snax cereal

21 May 2020

Among the new products that caught the eye in recent days are meatless nuggets from Maple Leaf Foods and Nestlé's launch of the Life Cuisine brand in the US.

Covid-19 - Conagra eyes Birds Eye plant restart this week

5 May 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has issued an update on the status of one of its factories manufacturing products under the Birds Eye brand.

Covid-19 outbreak forces Conagra Brands to suspend production at frozen meals plant

23 Apr 2020

US food group Conagra Brands has temporarily halted production at a frozen food plant after an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus among employees.

Conagra Brands expects to exceed guidance spurred by Covid-19-led retail gains

31 Mar 2020

US food major Conagra Brands expects to exceed its previously announced outlook spurred by Covid-19-led retail gains.

Conagra Brands' outlook cut due to "industry-wide" weakness - CAGNY

20 Feb 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has clarified a recent cut in its organic growth guidance was the result of "industry-wide" weakness. 

Conagra Brands cuts outlook amid category "softness"

17 Feb 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has cut its full-year sales growth outlook due to a "softer-than-expected" third quarter.

Conagra Brands to shut US breakfast products plant

29 Jan 2020

Conagra Brands, the US food major, plans to close a domestic plant next year manufacturing a range of breakfast sandwiches.

Conagra Brands makes sustainable packaging pledge

23 Jan 2020

US food group Conagra Brands has announced a new commitment to making its product packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable.

Ardent Mills names Angie Goldberg first chief growth officer

22 Jan 2020

US-based flour milling business Ardent Mills has appointed its first ever chief growth officer, it has announced.

Conagra Brands sells Lender's Bagel business to Mexican bakery group Bimbo

3 Jan 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has announced it has completed another asset disposal with the divestiture of the Lender's Bagel business.

New products - Halo Top enters another UK category; Conagra partners with Coca-Cola on gels; UK toddler-food firm Little Dish adds to range; Maximuscle launches protein-rich snack

6 Nov 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a new category from Halo Top, as well as snacks from UK sports nutrition company Maximuscle and nut-butter business Pip & Nut.

Adding spice to a portfolio - US hot sauce category deep dive, part two 

10 Oct 2019

In the second part of our feature on the US hot sauce category, Andy Coyne looks for signs of an uptick in M&A activity and at growth opportunities.

The 'flavour explorers' driving the US hot sauce category forward - deep dive, part one 

9 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne studies the hot sauce category in the US to discover the reasons behind the sector's recent growth.

Conagra sells snacks assets to Utz Quality Foods

12 Sep 2019

Conagra Brands has offloaded snacks assets the US manufacturer took on through its acquisition of local peer Pinnacle Foods last year.

Conagra Brands to build new snacking innovation centre

4 Sep 2019

US food group Conagra Brands is to launch a new R&D initiative for its snacking business, it has announced.

How can food companies ensure plant-based protein growth is sustainable?

10 Jul 2019

The growth in the plant-based protein market is good news for the planet. However, rising demand may create new sustainability issues in supply chains.

Conagra Brands looks to plant-based amid legacy challenges

2 Jul 2019

Conagra Brands seeks to seize opportunities in the meat-alternative market which is fast gaining traction among a wide spectrum of consumers. Simon Harvey assesses the landscape.

New products - Young's adds to seafood range with Popcorn Scampi Bites; Danone launches Activia smoothies in the US; Conagra Brands unveils Birds Eye vegetable swap meals

27 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Birds Eye vegetable swap meal range from Conagra Brands and a UK 'big four' supermarket listing for Sea Chips' salmon skin crisps.

Conagra Brands sells Italy-based unit Gelit

7 May 2019

Conagra Brands, the US-centric food manufacturer, has offloaded a business in Italy to local investors.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

New products - Unilever adds layered jars to Talenti gelato range; New bars added to Alpen range in UK; Alpro goes Greek-style; Muller launches twin natural yogurt range in UK

13 Mar 2019

This week's notable new products include a push from Alpro into Greek-style yogurts, significant activity at Conagra Brands and a product "first" from Hormel Foods.

Conagra Brands to expand Birds Eye plant

20 Feb 2019

Conagra Brands is to plough some cash into the manufacturing of one of the brands it acquired from US peer Pinnacle Foods last year.

Conagra Brands to close Pinnacle Foods office

6 Feb 2019

US food group Conagra Brands has made a decision about the future of the Boulder, Colorado office of Pinnacle Foods, which it acquired last year.

Conagra weighs options for Italian frozen food unit Gelit

22 Jan 2019

Conagra Brands appears primed to trim its portfolio following a number of recent acquisitions as the US food business weighs up options for an overseas asset. 

The stories before Christmas you might have missed

3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.

Conagra Brands pinpoints Pinnacle failings as drag on performance

21 Dec 2018

Conagra Brands has highlighted how Pinnacle Foods, the fellow US manufacturer it acquired earlier this year, has contributed to its disappointing second-quarter results.

Conagra Brands finds alternative buyer for Wesson cooking oil assets

19 Dec 2018

US food manufacturer Conagra Brands has reached a deal to sell its Wesson cooking oil line for an undisclosed sum. 

Conagra Brands to launch Gardein in UK

26 Nov 2018

Sainsbury's is to introduce another overseas plant-based brand into the UK market, with listings starting next year.

New Products - Nomadic unveils on-the-go Lovely Live Yogurt range; Nestle launches Nesquik Alphabet cereal in Spain; Kellogg introduces Hi Happy Inside cereal; Conagra Brands rolls out on-the-go Evol meal bowls

16 Nov 2018

This week's news includes new products from companies including Nestle, Kellogg, Saputo and Hormel, taking in markets in North America, Europe and Asia.



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