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McCain Foods again backs vertical-farmer Goodleaf Farms

25 Feb 2021

The frozen-food giant has again invested in a Canadian vertical-farming business, becoming the firm's largest shareholder in the process.

McCain Foods to retain stake in Wong Wing

24 Feb 2021

McCain Foods is to keep a stake in the Canada-based frozen-food business Wong Wing, which markets a range of Chinese-style products.

McCain reveals China expansion plans

17 Dec 2020

Canada-based potato products giant McCain Foods is to expand in China to meet local demand, it has announced.

McCain Foods to invest in Netherlands production

16 Oct 2020

Potato-products giant McCain Foods has started a construction project in one of its markets in Europe.

McCain Foods hires bankers for potential Sara Lee sale in Australia

14 Oct 2020

McCain Foods, the french fries maker headquartered in Canada, has put a business unit in Australia on the market.

McCain Foods to resume US plant expansion project halted by Covid-19

2 Oct 2020

McCain Foods has issued an update about a US$300m expansion plan for a plant in the US that was put on hold due to the uncertainty wrought by Covid-19.

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.

Nestle, General Mills among food manufacturers to join new food waste initiative

19 Aug 2020

Nestlé and General Mills are among the global food manufacturers to have joined a new food waste initiative to reduce the impact on the economy and environment.

McCain Foods moves to support UK potato farmers

12 Aug 2020

McCain Foods, the Canada-based potato-products group, has stepped in to try to support farmers in a market hit by volatile weather and now, due to Covid-19, uncertain demand.

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.

McCain Foods confirms talks over factory in Russia

26 Jun 2020

Potato major McCain Foods is in discussions about possibly setting up a manufacturing plant in a country where the company does not have a production presence.

McCain suspends US capex plans due to Covid-19 impact

20 May 2020

Canadian frozen potato products giant McCain Foods has issued an update on its plans to expand a US plant.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

Nestle and Danone call for Nutri-Score labelling to be mandatory across EU 

28 Apr 2020

Nestlé and Danone are among food manufacturers calling on the European Commission to take action in regard to a product labelling scheme.

Covid-19 - More McCain Foods jobs hit by foodservice slump

27 Apr 2020

McCain Foods, the Canada-based potato-products supplier, has confirmed more jobs have been affected as the company tries to adjust to how Covid-19 has affected demand.

Coronavirus - McCain Foods cuts UK fries production, furloughs workers

14 Apr 2020

McCain Foods, the Canada-headquartered french fries maker, is cutting production at UK plants and putting some workers on leave due to Covid-19.

McCain-backed plant-based protein firm Nuggs to enter retail

3 Mar 2020

McCain Foods-backed plant-based protein brand Nuggs has announced a new initiative which will see it enter a new channel.

French fries in China – big opportunities and high hurdles

17 Feb 2020

The market for French fries in China is growing rapidly but barriers to entry exist for foreign providers, as Peter Peverelli explains.

McCain Foods to shed jobs at UK plant

25 Nov 2019

Canadian frozen-potato products firm McCain Foods is looking to make changes affecting production in one of its markets, it has announced.

McCain Foods announces further investment in Canadian plants

7 Nov 2019

Canadian frozen French fry giant McCain Foods is to invest CAD80m (US$60.7m) into its domestic Grand Falls, New Brunswick, plant.

Danone, Mars, McCain vow to "restore" biodiversity

23 Sep 2019

Food companies including Danone, Mars and McCain Foods are joining forces in areas such as regenerative agriculture and deforestation.

McCain Foods to add capacity at New Brunswick plant

3 Sep 2019

McCain Foods, the Canada-based frozen-food firm, is ploughing more money into a local French fry plant to add capacity.

New products - McCain takes Brew City brand to UK; Nestle launches lower-sugar chocs; Marfrig's plant-based tie-up with Burger King; Del Monte Foods unveils popping boba snack

30 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new products includes McCain eyeing craft beer demand, Nestle again targeting sugar and US-based Beyond Meat trialling a product with KFC.

McCain Foods invests in Brazil

19 Jul 2019

Potato-products giant McCain Foods has set out plans to invest in its manufacturing network in Latin America.

McCain Foods eyes international push for plant-based chicken firm Nuggs

9 Jul 2019

McCain Foods, the frozen-food giant, has invested in a New York-based start-up selling plant-based alternatives to chicken directly to consumers.

McCain Foods acquires majority stake in Brazil's Serya 

7 May 2019

Canada-based French fries giant McCain Foods has expanded its presence in Brazil with the acquisition of a 70% stake in a local peer. 

NPD - Danone rolls out Marty's free-from snacks in UK; Thai Union's John West launches Cracker Toppers; McCain unveils beer-chips range in Australia; Kikkoman Poke Sauce

3 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes an Hawaiian-style Poke Sauce from Japan's Kikkoman and Jack Link's adding a chicken variant to its Peperami portfolio in the UK.

McCain Foods invests $300m to expand Washington plant

2 May 2019

Canada-based frozen food firm McCain Foods is investing US$300m to expand a processing facility in the US. 

McCain Foods targets higher capacity at Australian plant

8 Mar 2019

Canada's McCain Foods is seeking to increase capacity by investing in one of its facilities in Australia.

McCain Foods weighs up investment in US

12 Feb 2019

McCain Foods, the potato-products giant, is mulling possible "capital investment" in the US state of Idaho.










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