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Covid-19 food industry updates – Monday 13 July (free to read)

13 Jul 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Hormel Foods to lose strategy officer Jim Splinter to retirement

11 Jun 2020

Hormel Foods has announced the US-based meat firm will lose a key executive to retirement by the end of June.

New products - Nomad launches Birds Eye plant-based meal mixes, vegan rolls; Kraft Heinz's 'Gourmet' sauces; Lactalis-Nestle expands range; Muller's first Skyr yogurt in UK

5 Jun 2020

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.

New products - Hormel's Applegate Farms debuts Well Carved blended meat and veg line; The Meatless Farm makes first foray into frozen; Lantmannen shifts Americana brand into retail

11 May 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include vegan cheese from Norseland, a vegan pie from Holland's Pies and a high-fibre loaf from Hovis.

Hormel-owned Fontanini Foods to furlough staff

28 Apr 2020

US-based Fontanini Foods, owned by local heavyweight Hormel Foods, has taken a decision relating to its workforce as Covid-19 takes its toll on the business.

Covid-19 - Hormel Foods shuts Jenny-O Turkey plants in Minnesota

27 Apr 2020

US meat firm Hormel Foods has closed another two facilities after a number of employees tested positive for Covid-19.

US union says up to 6,500 food plant workers impacted by Covid-19

24 Apr 2020

The US United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is pushing for action to protect food plant workers from Covid-19.

Covid-19 - Another plant linked to Hormel Foods to close

21 Apr 2020

Another business associated with US-based meat firm Hormel Foods has been forced to close a plant due to the spread of Covid-19.

Hormel subsidiary Alma Foods succumbs to Covid-19

20 Apr 2020

US meat giant Hormel Foods revealed a plant owned by one if its subsidiaries is to close temporarily due to Covid-19.

Hormel subsidiary Rochelle Foods closed down in Covid-19 scare

20 Apr 2020

US-based Rochelle Foods, owned by local heavyweight Hormel Foods, has been forced to halt production as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hormel Foods outlines action taken to combat Covid-19

18 Mar 2020

US-based Hormel Foods has reported on the action it has taken to protect its business from the spread of coronavirus.

Hormel Foods snaps up fellow US business Sadler's Smokehouse

20 Feb 2020

US-based Hormel Foods has snapped up a local pit-smoked meat business in what it describes as a "strategic acquisition".

Hormel to remove growth drug banned in China from pork supply

19 Feb 2020

US-based Hormel Foods is the latest business to make changes to its pork supply with foreign markets in mind.

US turkey giants facing court action over price-fixing claims

6 Jan 2020

Some of the biggest names in the US meat industry are being sued by food distributors over claims they conspired to keep turkey prices artificially high.

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.

Hormel builds plant for Columbus charcuterie

27 Nov 2019

US group Hormel Foods is to invest in the production of charcuterie products sold in its domestic market.

Hormel anticipates further foodservice growth through Bacon1 product

27 Nov 2019

US-based Hormel Foods is anticipating growth in two channels after experiencing demand for its Bacon1 product.

Plant-based foods and M&A in play for Hormel - investor day takeaways

16 Oct 2019

Hormel Foods outlined its growth plans at an investor day held at the New York Stock Exchange last week. Simon Harvey looks at the talking points.

Hormel Foods moves into plant-based with Happy Little Plants

5 Sep 2019

US-based Hormel Foods, behind brands such as Spam and Applegate, has announced a plant-based products initiative.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

MegaMex Foods, Utz Quality Foods to team up again

12 Aug 2019

US snack maker Utz Quality Foods and MegaMex Foods, a local venture between food major Hormel Foods and Mexico's Herdez del Fuerte, have announced another business partnership.

Pork price lawsuit 'dismissed by US court'

9 Aug 2019

A US federal court has dismissed price-fixing lawsuits filed against a host of pork companies in a case dating back to 2009.

Consumer goods firms in spotlight on deforestation

17 Jul 2019

Most "major corporations" are not disclosing the impact they are having on deforestation, an environmental non-profit group has claimed.

The brave new world of food as medicine

14 Jun 2019

The concept of food as medicine is far from new - but US columnist Victor Martino argues it's back in a big way and major CPGs are taking notice.

Hormel Foods eyes expansion in plant-based product field

13 Jun 2019

US-based Hormel Foods, which specialises in branded meat products, has spoken about its plans in the plant-based product area.

Hormel Foods expects pressure on margins, volumes from African swine fever

28 May 2019

Hormel Foods said it expects to see profit margins come under further pressure in the second half of the year as input costs rise on the back of the African swine fever outbreak.

Hormel cuts earnings outlook as African swine fever starts to bite

23 May 2019

Hormel Foods has cut its full-year sales and earnings guidance amid the outbreak of African swine fever in China. 

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.

Hormel Foods sets out M&A stall

22 Feb 2019

Hormel Foods, the US manufacturer that this week sold Muscle Milk maker CytoSport, has outlined the types of businesses it is interested in acquiring.

Hormel reveals PepsiCo paid $465m for CytoSport

22 Feb 2019

US-based Hormel Foods has revealed the purchase price for the CytoSport sports nutrition business it sold to PepsiCo this week.





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