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McCain Foods is an international frozen foods company. Founded by Harrison McCain and Wallace McCain in 1957, McCain Foods is a privately-owned business. The head office for McCain Foods is located in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Why Quorn Foods auction promises to be competitive

The starting gun on the race for Quorn Foods is to be fired this week and interest in the UK meat-free business is likely to be high....

Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Feb 2014

The blame game continues to escalate as to who is responsible for the obesity crisis in the UK. While some point the finger at the Government for not being convicted enough in its approach to tackle the problem, the finger is often pointed back at the food industry for failing to co-operate. Hannah Abdulla explores the complex issue.

Dean Best | 13 May 2013

US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings kicks off a relatively quieter week of results with its half-year numbers on Monday. On Tuesday, meat giants Marfig and JBS will report on how it fared in the first three months of the year - as will Wal-Mart on Thursday. The week also includes an international conference in the Netherlands looking at the sustainable cultivation of soy.

Dean Best | 19 Dec 2012

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A activity rebounded in the food sector this year. However, a look at just-food's M&A coverage this year shows there have been few big-ticket, transformational deals.

Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2012

The unexpected announcement by Tesco that it will incorporate colour-coding, or 'traffic lights', into its front-of-pack nutritional labelling surprised industry watchers but has more importantly left UK food manufacturers isolated, writes Ben Cooper.

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Dean Best | 5 Nov 2012

European food group PinguinLutosa has undergone a period of significant change in recent years, with two notable acquisitions. And that transformation has continued but this time with a deal to sell one part of its business, Lutosa, to McCain Foods. COO Herwig Dejonghe speaks to just-food about the changes and his thoughts for the future of the frozen and canned food group.

Latest News | 30 Nov 2018

This week's new products include a new sweet potato frozen chip variant from Canada's McCain Foods in Australia and a ready-to-drink meal alternative from Huel. | 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.

Dean Best | 28 Sep 2018

Dutch food group Van Geloven, majority-owned by McCain Foods, has announced a tie-up with local peer The Vegetarian Butcher to launch more meat-free products in the Netherlands. | 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.

Simon Harvey | 2 Jul 2018

Great American Snacks, a subsidiary of McCain Foods, plans to close its production plant in Monroe, North Carolina, with workers set to lose their jobs.

Dean Best | 22 Jun 2018

McCain Foods has cooled reports in the US the potato-products group is looking to build another plant in the state of Idaho.

Andy Coyne | 12 Apr 2018

Canadian frozen potato product giant McCain Foods has made a strategic investment in local produce supplier and "an agricultural technology company" TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture. 

Andy Coyne | 6 Mar 2018

Canadian frozen potato products giant McCain Foods has taken a 49% stake in Brazilian cheese bread company Forno de Minas.

Dean Best | 19 Oct 2017

PepsiCo's business in New Zealand has turned to its operations in Australia for production as the snacks giant adjusts to a slump in the local potato crop after months of heavy rain in the country.

Simon Harvey | 2 Aug 2017

McCain Foods CFO Max Koeune is to become the frozen food maker's president and CEO in November, succeeding Dirk Van de Put who is leaving the Canada-based company after seven years at the helm.

Simon Harvey | 2 Aug 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has selected McCain Foods president and CEO Dirk Van de Put to replace Irene Rosenfeld as chairman and chief executive of the US snacks giant.

Simon Harvey | 21 Jul 2017

McCain Foods plans to expand production at its French fry plant in Coaldale, Canada, as part of a strategy to meet increasing demand in global markets.

Dean Best | 10 Jul 2017

McCain Foods' plan to invest GBP100m (US$128.6m) in a plant in the north-eastern English town of Scarborough has been given the green light by local government officials.

John Shepherd | 7 Jun 2017

McCain Foods said it has completed the first stage of its AUD57m (US$43m) investment in the "regeneration" of its Ballarat potato plant in the Australian state of Victoria.

Dean Best | 5 May 2017

Potato giant McCain Foods is to increase its production capacity again in North America, this time with investment in a site in the US.

John Shepherd | 14 Mar 2017

McCain Foods has unveiled plans to "renew" its Scarborough production facility in the UK as part of a proposed investment in its operations of more than GBP100m (US$121m).

Dean Best | 3 Feb 2017

McCain Foods is to add a french fry production line at a factory in Belgium.

Katy Askew | 31 Jan 2017

French fry manufacturer McCain Foods has confirmed plans to shed jobs at its dry and cold store operations at its Scarborough facility in the UK. 

Katy Askew | 12 Dec 2016

Canadian potato processor McCain Foods has announced plans to expand its production capacity for frozen French fries in North America. 

Dean Best | 7 Oct 2016

Dutch food group Van Geloven, majority-owned by McCain Foods, has snapped up a clutch of brands and plants from local peer Royaan.

Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

McCain Foods is making a foray into the chilled aisle in the UK with the launch of two lines.

John Shepherd | 31 Aug 2016

McCain Foods is launching McCain Marché, a range of snacks that offer "a balance of grains, dairy, meats and vegetables", in Canada.

John Shepherd | 22 Jun 2016

McCain Foods has launched a frozen meal range in Australia in response to what it said is rising consumer demand for more protein-dense prepared meals.

Latest blogs

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Feb 2014

With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.

Dean Best | 19 Jun 2013

Today, the UK government revealed which companies had signed up to a new front-of-pack nutrition label. However, while the likes of Mars, PepsiCo and Premier Foods will slap the label on their products, others, including Kellogg and Unilever, have decided against it. And so the "consistency" trumpeted by the Government is, for now, only going so far.

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