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Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

15 Jun 2020

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

Hain Celestial sells Rudi's organic bakery brand as simplification strategy continues

11 May 2020

Hain Celestial revealed it has sold another brand and has wound up three others as part of an ongoing strategy to simplify its portfolio.

Hain Celestial bucks trend of pulling guidance

11 May 2020

Hain Celestial has bucked the trend among many US food majors of pulling financial guidance as it reports third-quarter results.

Hain Celestial continues rationalisation with Casbah, Europe’s Best disposals

20 Mar 2020

US food group Hain Celestial has disposed of a couple more business units as chief executive Mark Schiller continues his strategy to offload less profitable brands.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

Hain Celestial "expects" more asset disposals

10 Feb 2020

The US food group, which has been busy "simplifying" its portfolio to try to grow more profitably, has said it sees more disposals on the horizon over the next six months.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Hain Celestial plans US plant-based relaunch

8 Nov 2019

Hain Celestial is preparing plans for a notable product launch in the US next year as part of ongoing efforts to revamp its range – a strategy set to include more disposals.

Hershey exec Javier Idrovo joins Hain Celestial in senior role

7 Nov 2019

Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner Hain Celestial has recruited a former Hershey executive to take a senior management role at the US group.

Hain Celestial sells US brands Arrowhead Mills, SunSpire to Hometown Food Company

8 Oct 2019

US food group Hain Celestial has sold two domestic brands to the private-equity-backed Hometown Food Company.

PAI Partners 'in talks to buy Hain Celestial UK arm'

4 Oct 2019

Hain Daniels, the UK-based arm of US food group Hain Celestial, is reportedly being eyed by a major private-equity investor in the food industry.

Why Ebro and Hain struck deal over Tilda

3 Sep 2019

Five years after losing out on buying Tilda to Hain Celestial, Spain-based Ebro Foods has acquired the UK rice business. Dean Best explores the reasons behind the deal.

Hain Celestial sells Tilda rice business to Spain's Ebro Foods ahead of earnings results

28 Aug 2019

US food group Hain Celestial has sold its Tilda basmati rice brand as it continues with a programme to trim its portfolio.

Hain Celestial eyes M&A as rationalisation exercise drags on sales

13 May 2019

US food group Hain Celestial expects its on-going product rationalisation programme to drag on sales this year.

Hain Celestial sells Pure Protein leftovers to Aterian Investment Partners

9 May 2019

US food group Hain Celestial has made further progress in its transformation strategy with an agreement to sell the remaining part of its Pure Protein division. 

Hain Celestial sells WestSoy assets to Keystone in all-US deal

7 May 2019

US natural and organic foods group Hain Celestial has sold assets to Keystone Natural Holdings, a portfolio company of Keystone Capital, which focuses on plant-based food.

How consumers are making sustainability a growth opportunity

14 Mar 2019

We examine the commercial opportunities conscious consumerism represents and the link between a company's sustainability profile and its ability to capitalise.

Hain Celestial sells Plainville Farms to investor-backed Plainville Brands under protein unit disposal

22 Feb 2019

US natural and organic foods manufacturer Hain Celestial has completed the first stage of the disposal of its protein division.

Hain Celestial new chief brings in alternative strategy as earnings disappoint

8 Feb 2019

Newly-installed Hain Celestial chief executive Mark Schiller has outlined his business strategy after reporting disappointing first-half results.

New Hain Celestial CEO Mark Schiller sets out stall after disappointing results

9 Nov 2018

Mark Schiller, the new CEO of US food group Hain Celestial, has told analysts how he intends to improve the company's fortunes.

Hain Celestial appoints Mark Schiller CEO as founder Irwin Simon steps down

29 Oct 2018

US-based food manufacturer Hain Celestial has named a former Pinnacle Foods executive as its new CEO, succeeding founder Irwin Simon in the role.

UK meat-alternative firms slammed by pressure group for "excessive" salt content

23 Oct 2018

UK pressure group Action on Salt has criticised meat-free suppliers for what it says is an "excessive" amount of salt in meat-alternative products.

New Products - Unilever brings Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria ice cream to UK; Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Quirch Foods unveils frozen brand Mambo; PepsiCo launches Kurkure sub-brand in India

21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.

New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits

17 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

New Products - Pladis extends McVitie's Thins range in UK; Ella's Kitchen launches Oddpops popped snacks; Glanbia's BSN launches ice cream protein shakes with Cold Stone Creamery; Parag Milk Foods debuts Go Chocolate Cheese

20 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.

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.

Will incoming Hain Celestial chief usher in new era?

10 Jul 2018

Finding a successor to Hain Celestial founder and chief executive Irwin Simon could prove tricky in light of the pressure from activist investor Engaged Capital to sell the US business. But what might the options be for an incoming CEO faced with a product portfolio bloated by acquisitions and with 'Big Food' companies and retailers fast encroaching on its organic roots? Simon Harvey investigates.

Hain Celestial begins search for CEO as founder Irwin Simon poised to step down

25 Jun 2018

After founding Hain Celestial Group 25 years ago, Irwin Simon is stepping down as president and chief executive of the US-based organic and natural foods specialist.

Hain Celestial to cut 80 UK jobs as New Covent Garden Soup facility closes

5 Jun 2018

US food group Hain Celestial is closing its New Covent Garden Soup Co. facility in the UK town of Peterborough with the loss of 80 jobs.





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