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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.

New products - Foster Farms launches convenience line; UK's Pukka Pies debuts on-the-go range; Nomad Foods extends Birds Eye range in the UK; PepsiCo set for dairy-alternatives push

26 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes PepsiCo preparing plans to launch into dairy-alternatives in the US and Atlantic Natural Foods set to take its plant-based Loma Linda range into the UK.

Universal Robina Corp. buys out share of ConAgra joint venture

3 Oct 2018

The Philippines food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. said it has bought out the 50% share of a joint venture it has with a unit of US-based Conagra Brands.

Pinnacle Foods to close Canadian plant after contract loss

17 Aug 2018

US-based Pinnacle Foods, which is being acquired by local peer Conagra Brands, has announced it is closing down a plant in Canada.

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

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.

Can Conagra weather shifting trends with Pinnacle Foods acquisition?

28 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands finally reached a deal this week to acquire Pinnacle Foods, creating a leading player in the US frozen food category with combined sales of US$11bn. Yet the market reaction was less than positive, with some analysts questioning whether the merger puts too much faith in demand for frozen foods holding up in the longer term and the inherent risk should it not. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Conagra Brands confirms $10.9bn deal for Pinnacle Foods

27 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands today (27 June) confirmed it has reached a deal to buy fellow US manufacturer Pinnacle Foods for US$10.9bn.

Conagra Brands 'agrees to buy Pinnacle Foods'

27 Jun 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has agreed to buy peer Pinnacle Foods according to a report in the UK's Financial Times newspaper.

Conagra, Pinnacle 'in advanced talks on deal'

26 Jun 2018

Conagra Brands is reportedly in advanced talks to buy US peer Pinnacle Foods - and it is said a deal could be announced this week.

US groups Conagra, Pinnacle 'resume deal talks'

22 Jun 2018

Major US manufacturers Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods have reportedly kick-started discussions over combining their businesses.

Conagra ends cooperation agreement with activist investor Jana Partners

8 May 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has ended its cooperation agreement with activist investor Jana Partners.

Conagra Brands eyes more growth from frozen

23 Mar 2018

US food group Conagra Brands has told analysts that it believes there is room for further growth in its fast growing frozen foods business.

Conagra Brands still mulling future of Wesson oils

23 Mar 2018

US food business Conagra Brands is continuing to mull over the future of its Wesson cooking oils brand after plans to sell it to local peer J.M. Smucker were stymied by a regulator on competition grounds.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees subdued organic growth after Q3 result; Nomad Foods FY profits surge on debt repricing; Boparan Q2 sales rise despite ''tough conditions'' hitting profits; Produce Investments back in black in H1

22 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.

JM Smucker, Conagra call off Wesson oil deal after trade commission challenge

7 Mar 2018

US groups J.M. Smucker and Conagra Brands have called off their deal over the Wesson oil brand after the US Federal Trade Commission challenged the proposed transaction.

JM Smucker's proposed Wesson acquisition challenged by US trade commission

6 Mar 2018

US-based food firm J.M. Smucker said it was disappointed with a decision by the Federal Trade Commission to challenge its proposed acquisition of the Wesson cooking oil brand from peer Conagra Brands.    

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).

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