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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.

McCain confirms closure of plant in California

6 Feb 2019

North American frozen food group McCain Foods has confirmed its plans for a plant at Colton, California.

New Products - US yogurt company Chobani introduces kids brand Gimmies; Huel enters new market with ready-to-drink meal alternative; Russia's Ekosem-Agrar launches new EkoNiva dairy brand; CPW rolls out Oat Cheerios in UK

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.

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.

Van Geloven in Dutch deal with The Vegetarian Butcher

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.

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.

McCain Foods to close plant in US

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.

McCain Foods plays down talk of US expansion project

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.

McCain Foods invests in Canadian farming business TruLeaf

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. 

McCain Foods buys 49% stake in Brazil's Forno de Minas 

6 Mar 2018

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

NZ 'chipocalypse' - PepsiCo looks to Australia to boost supplies

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.

McCain Foods CFO Max Koeune to replace CEO Dirk Van de Put

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.

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