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Dean Best | 17 Jan 2014

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free group, is enjoying a period of robust sales growth in the UK - but the business, owned by Exponent Private Equity, has international ambitions. In part two of the latest just-food interview, CEO Kevin Brennan discusses the company's overseas performance and prospects.

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Simon Harvey | 30 Aug 2018

Simplot Australia is poised to make a management buy-out of local meat processor Top Cut Foods.

Andy Coyne | 23 Aug 2018

Nestle has said it is "considering alternative options" for its Lean Cuisine healthy living brand in Australia after Simplot, which manufactures and markets the product there, announced it is exiting the frozen meals category.

Simon Harvey | 17 May 2018

US agri-food group J.R. Simplot has named Garrett Lofto as its new president and chief executive.

Dean Best | 15 May 2018

Bill Whitacre, the chief executive of US-based agri-food giant J.R. Simplot, is to retire in August.

Simon Harvey | 20 Feb 2018

Simplot is investing US$460m in its plant in Manitoba, Canada, as the US-based agri-food business seeks to more than double capacity.

Dean Best | 10 Oct 2017

Simplot, the US-based agri-food group, is looking to launch Australian snacks brand Chiko into other markets.

John Shepherd | 24 Oct 2016

Farmers in three Australian states are set to grow "millions of extra vegetables" to meet increased demand under a new supply agreement between the country's second largest grocer, Coles, and US-based agri-food business Simplot.

Katy Askew | 24 Oct 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil is reportedly preparing to sell its Australian fruit and vegetable unit, SPC Ardmona, next year. 

Dean Best | 8 Aug 2016

Simplot, the US-based agri-food group, has acquired three cooking sauce brands in Australia held under licence by UK food business Symington's from Unilever.

Dean Best | 5 Feb 2016

John West Australia, the tuna group owned by US-based agrifood business JR Simplot, has secured Marine Stewardship Council certification for the bulk of the ingredients it markets in the country.

Katy Askew | 24 Jun 2015

Australian food maker Simplot is expanding its line up of frozen fish products under the Birds Eye brand with the launch of Li'l Fishies.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jun 2015

Simplot has launched a pre-prepared frozen meals range - Steam Whole Grains - under the Lean Cuisine brand in Australia.

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Apr 2015

J.R. Simplot has launched a range of tuna-based meals under the John West brand in Australia to target lunchtime consumers.

Katy Askew | 4 Mar 2015

Simplot-owned tuna brand John West is launching a new range of ready to eat tuna meals, Tuna Brown Rice & Quinoa, in Australia.

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Feb 2015

Simplot has launched a "premium" frozen fish range in Australia under the Birds Eye banner.

Katy Askew | 20 Oct 2014

Simplot is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 2014

Quorn Foods has added to its range of products available in Australia through its tie-up with J.R. Simplot's local subsidiary.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Jun 2014

Simplot has launched a new range of soups under the Lean Cuisine banner in Australia.

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Apr 2014

US group JR Simplot is launching a flavoured steam-cook vegetable under its Birds Eye brand in Australia.

Dean Best | 24 Oct 2013

US food group Simplot has decided to hang on to two plants in Australia it had said could close but warned costs would have to fall to keep them open in three years' time.

Dean Best | 26 Sep 2013

US-based food group Simplot, which has said two plants in Australia could close, has been offered a new contract to supply more frozen veg to local retail giant Coles.

Michelle Russell | 18 Jun 2013

US-based food group Simplot has launched a range of Asian meal kits in Australia in a bid to grab consumers' attention in a fragmented category.

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2013

The Australian arm of US-based food group Simplot has warned two factories could close, putting around 325 jobs at risk.

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2013

US-based food group Simplot has claimed a "market first" in Australia with the launch of rice line to its Birds Eye Steam Fresh range.

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