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Comment: Slim-Fast sale shows declining category

Unilever announced late yesterday (10 July) that it has sold its Slim-Fast diet foods business as it trims the fat from its food portfolio....

On the money: Cranswick quietly sizzles

Analysts have commended UK pork supplier Cranswick's first-half performance, especially in light of what one called a "demonstrably difficul...


Chilled processed food was one of the best performers within the broader French packaged food market in both value and volume terms in 2010. Sales were underpinned by strong demand for natural products beneficial to health and wellbeing, combined with increased innovation and consumers eating in more regularly. Euromonitor International's Anastasia Alieva looks at how the channel grew over the last year.


Ben Cooper | 9 Jun 2011

The US government's new MyPlate healthy-eating guide, launched last week, has been enthusiastically welcomed by a broad range of stakeholders, not least because it aims to communicate dietary advice to consumers simply and succinctly. Ben Cooper reports.


Economic recovery and growing consumer expenditure on food are underpinning demand for sweet and savoury snacks in Russia. According to Euromonitor International's Countries & Consumers database, Russian GDP grew by 4% in real terms in 2010, reversing the 8% decline registered the previous year.


just-food.com | 18 Sep 2009

The M&A spotlight moved away from Cadbury this week and shone on JBS, the Brazilian meat group, which, in two fell swoops, looks set to become the world's largest meat processor. The dairy sector - in the UK, Europe and Down Under - hit the headlines, while Australia's grocery retail sector should soon see more competition after the watchdog struck a deal with Woolworths Ltd and Coles, the country's two largest players.

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Katy Askew | 10 May 2013

Walkers Shortbread recently launched a line of Weight Watchers breakfast biscuits, which are being produced under license in the UK. The company is hoping that the move will help it build on the growing demand for healthier options as well as the massive growth of the breakfast biscuit category. Katy Askew spoke to David Guest, commercial manager at Walkers Shortbread, about the group's hopes for the category.

Latest News

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Dec 2014

Condiments maker Heinz has announced it is planning a sale of its frozen ready meals plant in Ireland to The Authentic Food Co.


Dean Best | 27 Oct 2014

US breakfast cereal producer MOM Brands has developed a line of Weight Watchers-branded products.


Katy Askew | 6 Sep 2013

US cake maker Dawn Food Products has extended the line of Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods it produces under licence from weight management company Weight Watchers.


Katy Askew | 27 Jun 2013

US food group General Mills has indicated its plans to drive low single-digit sales growth in 2014 hinge largely on its extensive new product pipeline.


Michelle Russell | 13 May 2013

The quarterly results continued to roll in this week and we listened to a number of CEOs talk about the challenges and opportunities they face in 2013. Elsewhere, just-food covered Hofex, the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, where we spoke with UK SMEs about their international ambitions. Retailer Delhaize Group has also begun the search for a new CEO following the resignation of Pierre-Olivier Beckers.


Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 2013

Heinz is adding to its Weight Watchers Squeeze & Stir soup line in the UK with the launch of a sachet range.


Michelle Russell | 17 Aug 2012

General Mills has added to its Yoplait yoghurt line-up in the US with the launch of two variants as part of a tie-up with Weight Watchers.


Dean Best | 1 Aug 2012

UK food group Symington's has announced plans to close its recently-acquired Victoria Foods plant.


Dean Best | 25 Jun 2012

The top stories on just-food this week had a distinctly French flavour. Danone issued a profit warning, with Spain's problems affecting the Activia maker. Meanwhile, French retail giant Carrefour's new CEO Georges Plassat made his first public appearance since taking the job, with the industry keen to hear how he planned to revitalise the world's second-largest retailer.


Dean Best | 21 Jun 2012

Symington's has acquired fellow UK baking business Victoria Foods, a company that supplies products under licence for Nestle and Weight Watchers.


Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 2012

Heinz is adding to its Weight Watchers 'Even More' range in the UK with the launch of 'Steam and Serve' meals.


Dean Best | 13 Dec 2011

Colin Watts, chief innovation officer at US retailer Walgreens, will move to Weight Watchers in the New Year to take a similar role at the weight management group.


Katie Smith | 10 Oct 2011

Heinz is set to launch bigger Weight Watchers frozen ready meals in the UK.


Katie Smith | 7 Oct 2011

HJ Heinz has launched a range of ready meals in the US under the Weight Watchers Smart Ones brand.


just-food Research Team | 29 Jul 2011

This week's reports include analysis of the food and drink sectors in emerging markets, a report on chocolate manufacturing and a study of the sugar and sweeteners industry in Brazil.


Petah Marian | 7 Jul 2011

Tesco today (7 July) announced that it will exclusively sell Bio-Synergy's dessert range.


just-food.com | 4 May 2011

Weight Watchers has launched a Strawberry and Vanilla Sundae in partnership with Icefresh, its iced desserts licensee.


just-food.com | 17 Mar 2011

Heinz has extended its Weight Watchers Smart Ones brand in the US with the introduction of two new frozen breakfasts to its Morning Express line.


just-food.com | 11 Feb 2011

Del Monte Foods has named Neil Harrison interim CEO as its US$5bn sale to a private-equity consortium nears completion.


just-food.com | 25 Jan 2011

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes analysis of the packaged food market, a look at Weight Watchers, opportunities in dairy and trends in food and drink in Japan.


just-food.com | 6 Jan 2011

General Mills has launched Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers in the US, a range of four frozen vegetable products that the US food giant said will provide consumers with more variety when choosing their veg.


just-food.com | 30 Nov 2010

Sales of bread and free-from products have boosted turnover at UK baker Finsbury Food Group.


just-food.com | 30 Sep 2010

The chief executive of Finsbury Food Group, the UK cake maker, today (30 September) insisted the company had made progress during the last 12 months despite a fall in sales.

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Dean Best | 17 Feb 2014

Weight Watchers' current plight is symptomatic of two trends.

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