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Monde Nissin's Quorn launching new fillets product

17 Feb 2017

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business owned by Philippines group Monde Nissin, is expanding its range to include new Chilli & Lime Fillets.

Monde Nissin's Quorn settles US lawsuit

16 Feb 2017

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business owned by Philippines group Monde Nissin, has settled a lawsuit in the US over a claim on its packaging.

Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview

25 Nov 2016

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Monde Nissin's Quorn announces push into Asia

25 Nov 2016

UK meat-free business Quorn Foods is to push into Asia, a year after its takeover by Philippines food group Monde Nissin.

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview

27 Jun 2016

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.

Quorn product launch goes toe-to-toe with meat equivalents 

12 Apr 2016

Meat-substitute group Quorn Foods is expanding its range of frozen ready meals in the UK where, for the first time, products will be merchandised in the country alongside their meat equivalents. 

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food manufacturing?

22 Feb 2016

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit could have on the country's largest manufacturing sector. Ben Cooper weighs up the issue, speaking to executives from across the industry.

The food industry in 2016 - the trends that will drive M&A

3 Jan 2016

Looking to 2016, it seems likely many of the trends that drove a bumper year of deal-making will persist over the next 12 months - consolidation, health, simple foods and emerging markets.

The year in review - the news that shook the food industry in 2015

21 Dec 2015

The creation of Kraft Heinz was the stand-out M&A story of the year, although there were plenty of other significant deals, including JBS's move for European meat group Moy Park, the sale of Quorn Foods to Philippines-based Monde Nissin and Nomad Foods' two transactions in European frozen food. Elsewhere, Nestle was rocked by the Maggi recall in India, while it and a number of other companies - including Hershey - suffered amid China's economic slowdown.

The year in review - the most-clicked comment from just-food in 2015

18 Dec 2015

The emergence of 3G Capital into the food sector has shaken the industry and its latest move in 2015 - to merge Heinz with Kraft Foods Group - got people talking, us mulling the impact on the sector and you clicking. Elsewhere, we predicted the battle to buy buoyant for UK meat-free business Quorn Foods would be fierce, analysed some of the key trends in the UK foodservice and discussed how Danone would fare under its new CEO.

Food industry news of the week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg

2 Oct 2015

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.

Food industry quotes of the week - Quorn, ConAgra, Thai Union Group

2 Oct 2015

Philippines group Monde Nissin was this week named as the buyer of Quorn Foods, agreeing a deal that valued the UK meat-free business at GBP550m. ConAgra Foods, under-pressure from changing consumer trends in the US, outlined its plan to revitalise the group, with 1,500 jobs to go as part of the process. And just-food interviewed seafood giant Thai Union Group about its sustainability programmes.

Quorn Foods agrees sale to Philippines group Monde Nissin

30 Sep 2015

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, is to be sold to Philippines group Monde Nissin in a deal valuing the company at GBP550m (US$831.2m).

Danone, Kerry, Pulmuone also eyeing Quorn

30 Sep 2015

Companies including Danone, Kerry Group, Singapore-based agribusiness and food group Wilmar International and South Korean business Pulmuone Co. are eyeing Quorn Foods, joining the likes of McCain Foods as possible bidders for the UK meat-free firm.

Quorn Foods' operating profit up in 2014, losses narrow

25 Sep 2015

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, saw its operating profit jump in 2014, with losses narrowing by more than two-thirds.

Food industry quotes of the week - Kellogg, KitKat

21 Sep 2015

This week, Kellogg announced plans to increase its exposure in Africa through a joint-venture with local player, Tolaram Foods. Elsewhere, Tyson Foods was once again in the spotlight over animal abuse allegations. Nestle lost its battle to trademark its KitKat product in the European Court of Justice Midamar pleaded guilty to allegations it mislabeled products for export as halal.

Food industry news of the week – Kellogg in Africa; China/Ireland food safety deal

21 Sep 2015

News from emerging markets featured heavily on our pages this week, with the Irish and Chinese governments striking a Memorandum of Understanding on food safety cooperation, further consolidation in Egypt and Kellogg expanding in Africa. Elsewhere, we brought you coverage of some of the most innovative products on display at the Natural Products Expo East. Here are some of the top news and insight stories on just-food this week.

Quorn launches vegan range

16 Sep 2015

Meat-free products maker Quorn Foods has launched its first vegan range in the UK and Nordic markets.

Food industry news of the week - Quorn, Mondelez, Flowers

11 Sep 2015

Mondelez International was among a clutch of major players speaking at Barclays' investor conference in Boston this week and the snacks giant set out strategies to try to drive sales. In a busy week of M&A, US bakery giant Flowers Foods bought another organic bread maker, Unilever sold its Indian bakery arm and the owner of Quorn started an auction for the UK meat-free business.

Why Quorn Foods auction promises to be competitive

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.

Quorn Foods sale expected by end of year

8 Sep 2015

A sale of Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, is expected by the end of the year with potential suitors receiving information memoranda this week, just-food understands.

McCain Foods, Nomad Foods 'eye moves for Quorn'

7 Sep 2015

McCain Foods and Nomad Foods are reportedly to be mulling a move for UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods.

Quorn adds to frozen meat-free range in UK

20 Jul 2015

Quorn Foods is expanding its range of frozen meat-free products, with the addition of "pub family favourite" gammon steak, bacon lardons, as well as chorizo and mozzarella girasoli and ravioli.

just the answer: Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin

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.

Food industry news of the week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral

27 Mar 2015

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.

Food industry quotes of the week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra, Fonterra

27 Mar 2015

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.

UPDATE: Quorn rejects "misguided" lawsuit

26 Mar 2015

Quorn Foods has insisted it will mount a defence against what it termed a "misguided" lawsuit attempting to link consumption of one of its meat-replacement products to the death of an 11-year-old boy in 2013.

Lawsuit says Quorn "deadly poison" for 11-year-old

26 Mar 2015

A lawsuit filed in California has described Quorn Foods' fungus-based products as a "deadly poison" for an 11-year-old boy who, the lawsuit claims, suffered a fatal "severe anaphylactic reaction" after eating a Quorn Turk'y Burger.

Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth

13 Mar 2015

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.

Quorn owner hires advisers but no auction yet

13 Mar 2015

Quorn Foods' owner Exponent Private Equity has hired Houlihan Lokey to advise when it could sell the business but there is no auction in place.

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