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Why Pinnacle Foods faces work on Boulder Brands

There has been more consolidation in the US food industry, with another big player largely focused on stagnant categories moving for a busin...

Dean Best | 8 Sep 2015

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.

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal for much of Findus Group's assets. The UK-listed company is eyeing opportunities in the US. Stefan Kirk, just-food's M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, puts forward some possible targets for Nomad.

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely to continue. But where should the US giant look to do deals? Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, weighs up the group's options.

Katy Askew | 10 Mar 2015

Rumours that private equity-owned Quorn Foods could have piqued the interest of the US's WhiteWave Foods caused a stir this week. Neither company was prepared to comment and it may be Quorn's owner Exponent Private Equity has yet to kick off an auction process but, nonetheless, the speculation highlights the potential the meat-free sector could afford branded food manufacturers. Katy Askew examines Quorn's appeal and who could be tempted by this tasty takeover target.

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Katy Askew | 22 Mar 2016

Boulder Brands, the US free-from business recently acquired by Pinnacle Foods, has seen mixed fortunes of late, with its brands delivering a patchy performance. Even with the ink on the Pinnacle deal still drying, the owner of brands including Udi's and Glutino nevertheless has a clear strategy to grow and attract new consumers through innovation and marketing. Katy Askew spoke to Wendy Acheson, Boulder Brands' vice president and general manager of sales, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in California to find out more. 

Dean Best | 29 Apr 2015

Canada's Garden Protein International - the company behind the meat-free brand Gardein - has enjoyed rapid growth and is hoping for more of the same under the ownership of US giant Pinnacle Foods, which bought the business last year. Yves Potvin, the founder and president of the Vancouver-based firm, has stayed on with Pinnacle and he spoke to Dean Best about expansion, competition and the outlook for the meat alternatives category.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 2 Mar 2018

Pinnacle Foods, which owns the Birds Eye frozen food brand in the US, is hoping product innovation will add fuel to its sales growth in 2018. | 2 Mar 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.

Simon Harvey | 30 Jan 2018

Pinnacle Foods is said to be on the radar of activist investor Daniel Loeb whose Third Point fund is reportedly "taking a position'' in the US food group. | 21 Dec 2017

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. | 10 Nov 2017

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 | 10 Aug 2017

US group Pinnacle Foods has entered into an agreement to buy a frozen warehouse and vegetable packaging facility from Ryder Integrated Logistics to support growth in its Birds Eye brand.

John Shepherd | 5 Jun 2017

Conagra Brands has reportedly ended talks aimed at a possible takeover of US peer Pinnacle Foods after the two sides were said to have failed to agree on the terms of a deal.

Katy Askew | 1 Jun 2017

Reckitt Benckiser is apparently targeting strategic buyers as it kicks off the sale of its food business.

John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2017

Conagra Brands today (1 June) declined to comment on a report it has made an approach to buy US peer Pinnacle Foods.

John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2017

Food group Conagra Brands has reportedly made an approach to US peer Pinnacle Foods with a view to a possible takeover.

John Shepherd | 8 May 2017

Pinnacle Foods said today (8 May) it is pulling "certain low-margin and non-strategic" frozen breakfast products from its Aunt Jemima range following a voluntary recall over possible listeria contamination.

John Shepherd | 3 May 2017

Pinnacle Foods is expanding the Veggie Made line of its Birds Eye brand in the US and introducing a Superfood Blends and Organic Vegetables range.

Katy Askew | 27 Apr 2017

Pinnacle Foods, the maker of brands including Bird's Eye and Duncan Hines, was able to report higher first-quarter sales as growth in the group's grocery business offset declining revenue from its frozen brands. 

John Shepherd | 21 Mar 2017

Pinnacle Foods said today (21 March) it is expanding its Duncan Hines brand in the US to include a microwaveable line of mixes to produce "freshly-baked treats" - Perfect Size for 1.

Dean Best | 24 Jan 2017

Pinnacle Foods, the US group behind brands including Duncan Hines and Gardein, has provided a new forecast for its 2016 underlying earnings per share.

Dean Best | 28 Nov 2016

US food group Pinnacle Foods has pulled the plug on the UK operations of free-from subsidiary Boulder Brands.

Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2016

Pinnacle Foods has appointed Michael Levitt to the newly-created role of SVP corporate development. 

John Shepherd | 27 Oct 2016

Pinnacle Foods has booked a 19.3% increase in net sales for the third quarter of 2016, which the US group said "largely reflects the benefit" of its recent Boulder Brands acquisition.

John Shepherd | 14 Sep 2016

Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR), led by the former managers of an investment arm of US food group Boulder Brands before its acquisition by Pinnacle Foods, has raised more than US$55m for a new fund to invest in natural products start-ups across the US.

John Shepherd | 8 Sep 2016

Pinnacle Foods is suing Kraft Heinz in the US over an alleged trademark infringement after the launch of the Devour frozen ready-meal range.

Katy Askew | 19 Aug 2016

Pinnacle Foods is closing the US plant where its Evol frozen foods are made, with the loss of around 85 jobs. 

Katy Askew | 28 Jul 2016

Pinnacle Foods has raised its earnings forecast for the year thanks to the "strength of the base business" and the recently-acquired Boulder Brands unit, which the US company said is "tracking ahead of expectations". 

Latest blogs

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Dec 2014

The meat-free protein sector could be in for a popularity boost as more and more research points to the damaging effect livestock production is having on the environment.

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Mar 2014

Pinnacle Foods' Birds Eye brand has teamed up with Disney in the US in a bid to slash obesity rates by getting kids to explore healthier foods.

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