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

20 Apr 2021

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 anticipates structural shift to eating at home

9 Apr 2021

Conagra Brands chief executive Sean Connolly has outlined his thoughts on how food consumption will pan out post-coronavirus.

Conagra 'in talks to sell hot-dog brand Hebrew National to JBS'

10 Mar 2021

A report from the US suggests local food heavyweight Conagra Brands is in talks to sell a well-known hot dog brand to a South American meat giant.

New products – Small Giants wins in Sainsbury's with cricket snacks; Arla adds dips to Buko line in Germany; Conagra unveils Mondelez tie-up; Insane Grain wins 'big four' listing

12 Feb 2021

This week's batch of new products includes the addition of dips to Arla's Buko brand in Germany and UK healthy snacks start-up Insane Grain winning its first 'big four' listing. 

Conagra Brands to close Milwaukee plant acquired under Sandwich Bros. deal

1 Feb 2021

US food major Conagra Brands plans to close a plant it acquired as part of its purchase of Sandwich Bros.

New products – Tyson's latest plant-based push; Bel adds probiotics, vitamins to Babybel duo; Kraft Heinz extends vegan range; Post Holdings in sport-nutrition push

7 Jan 2021

The products that caught the eye in the early days of 2021 included a "sports nutrition food box" from Post Holdings and a flurry of new ice-cream lines from Unilever in the US.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Post Holdings to buy Peter Pan peanut butter brand from Conagra

7 Dec 2020

Post Holdings is to acquire a well-known brand from US peer Conagra Brands for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.

Portfolio shake-up likely in US food sector, says Credit Suisse

7 Dec 2020

Investment bank Credit Suisse has considered whether a period of portfolio re-shaping is likely amongst US food groups.

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.

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