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Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 Oct 2020

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Conagra Brands expecting to prosper during US economic downturn

2 Oct 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has predicted how it is likely to perform during the recessionary period facing the country's economy.

Utz buys H.K. Anderson pretzel assets from Conagra Brands

29 Sep 2020

Recently-listed US snacks maker Utz Brands has acquired assets of a filled-pretzel brand from Conagra Brands.

New products - Spain's Noel launches healthier-for-you meat snacks; Hormel adds breakfast combos to Black Label range; Conagra takes Gardein brand into soups

25 Sep 2020

This week's batch of new product offerings include new breakfast items from Hormel Foods and Conagra Brands moving into plant-based soups.

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.

Conagra Brands to spend big on expanding Ohio meat snacks facility

27 Jul 2020

US food business Conagra Brands has announced plans to spend more than US$100m expanding one of its facilities.

New products – Kalahari branches out into beef crisps; Lactalis adds to hot-cheese push; Lindt vegan chocolate; Conagra's multiple product launches

10 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a vegan chocolate range from Lindt and a plant-based push from Spanish meat major Noel Alimentaria.

New products – Meal-kit firm Purple Carrot links up with Conagra on retail launch; Mondelez debuts Cadbury cakes in India; Mullerlight Crunch low-fat yogurts

3 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a global take on Old El Paso kits from US food group General Mills and a new 'superfood' cereal for kids from Kellogg-owned Kashi.

Conagra sees "window of opportunity" even as Covid bounce eases – key takeaways

1 Jul 2020

Conagra Brands weathered the Covid-19 storm as fourth-quarter sales bolstered the US food group's annual results, but much will depend on the course of the pandemic going forward.

Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

19 Jun 2020

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice.

Conagra, B&G review brands amid stereotyping concerns

18 Jun 2020

US-based food majors Conagra Brands and B&G Foods have said they will each review a brand's imagery amid the spotlight on possible racial stereotyping by FMCG companies. 

PepsiCo to change Aunt Jemima brand name, logo

17 Jun 2020

PepsiCo is to change the brand name and logo of one of its products amid criticism of racial stereotyping.

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.

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