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New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

24 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

New products - Hershey unveils new Reese's Ice Cream Cake; Kind healthy snacks brand branches out into frozen; Blue Diamond almond-based 'yogurt'; The Meatless Farm widens stable

17 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes UK meat-free veteran Quorn making its debut in ambient foods and a new snacks range from Graze.

Hershey announces investment plan for US facility

14 May 2019

US confectionery heavyweight Hershey has revealed it is to invest in one of its domestic manufacturing facilities.

Hershey appoints Steve Voskuil new CFO in leadership shake-up

23 Apr 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has shaken up its leadership team in an attempt to take the business "to the next level".

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

US meat snacks category deep-dive, part two - a healthy outlook

6 Dec 2018

In part two of this feature, Andy Coyne looks at how Big Food has reacted to disruption in the US beef jerky category and at the prospects for the wider meat snacks market.

New Products - Coca-Cola milk JV Fairlife launches snack-sized beverages; Oatly takes oatmeal drinks to Spain; Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Nomad-Foods owned Aunt Bessie's Melt in the Middle desserts

19 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

September adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data

10 Oct 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.

Hershey expands snacking portfolio with Pirate Brands deal

13 Sep 2018

US confectionery giant Hershey is snapping up natural snacking company Pirate Brands from B&G Foods for US$420m.

How big packaged food companies can create a challenger brand playbook of their own

28 Aug 2018

Acquiring challenger brands is one thing but how do big food businesses make a success of them when they are integrated into a very different corporate culture?

Hershey CFO Patricia Little plans to retire next spring

16 Aug 2018

Hershey chief financial officer Patricia Little has announced her intention to retire from the US confectioner next spring with a search for a successor already underway.

Food M&A volumes sizzle in July, pushing 2018 to high - data

7 Aug 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced.

Hershey ups prices in US

30 Jul 2018

Confectionery giant Hershey has moved to increase the prices for its products in the US, with the Reese's and SkinnyPop maker insisting it needed to offset rising costs and maintain the "strong investment" in its business.

Hershey sells Chinese unit Shanghai Golden Monkey

26 Jul 2018

Hershey has offloaded Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Golden Monkey after four years of at times challenging ownership.

How do food companies ensure cocoa supply meets future demand - sustainably?

13 Jul 2018

Ben Cooper looks at food manufacturers' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing.

Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise

18 May 2018

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best.

Intersnack snaps up Tyrrells crisp brand from Hershey

17 May 2018

Germany's Intersnack is acquiring Hershey's UK-based crisps business Tyrrells for an undisclosed sum, with ambitions to grow sales across international markets.

Highlander Partners snaps up "iconic" confectionery brands from Huhtamaki

8 May 2018

US investment firm Highlander Partners has acquired a portfolio of ten well-known confectionery brands, including Milk Duds and Jolly Rancher.

Hershey may sell Amplify Snack Brands' non-US assets

27 Apr 2018

Hershey is weighing up the future of the non-US operations of its recently-acquired US snacks business Amplify Snack Brands.

Delfi buys Van Houten chocolate brand licence for US$13m

13 Apr 2018

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi has entered into an agreement with peer Hershey and chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut which will see it acquire the regional licence for the Van Houten chocolate and cocoa products brand.

Hershey announces its 'Cocoa For Good' strategy

3 Apr 2018

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced its 'Cocoa For Good' strategy, a holistic approach to sustaining supply and supporting vulnerable communities and ecosystems.

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative

20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Hershey 'exploring a sale of Tyrrells'

20 Mar 2018

Hershey has been linked with selling off Tyrrells, the UK crisps business it inherited when it acquired US group Amplify Snack Brands in December.

Hershey to expand US KitKat plant

12 Mar 2018

Hershey has started work expanding a factory in the US that manufactures KitKat to which the company holds the brand licence in the country.

Hershey standing by long-term underlying sales growth target

2 Feb 2018

Hershey is standing by its long-term target for underlying sales to grow by 2-4% each year after the largest confectionery producer in the US reported pressure on its top line in 2017 and forecast muted growth in 2018.

Earnings summary - Post Holdings revises EBITDA guidance; Hershey estimates Amplify boost - but Q4 profits miss; Unilever's foods, refreshments beat total sales growth; Saputo pressure on Q3 underlying profits

2 Feb 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.

Ferrero seen as frontrunner to win Nestle's US confectionery business this week

11 Jan 2018

A potential deal of around US$2.5bn to buy Swiss food giant Nestle's US confectionery business could be completed this week, with Italy's Ferrero seen as the frontrunner to outbid rival Hershey.

Why - and how - 2018 promises to be buoyant year for M&A in food

10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.

Hershey and Ferrero 'submit final bids for Nestle's US candy business'

8 Jan 2018

Confectionery giants Hershey and Ferrero have reportedly submitted final bids for the up-for-sale Nestle US candy business.

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