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New products - Kellogg's Kashi rolls out "protein-packed" waffles; Surya Foods enters hot sauce segment; Kerry takes Richmond meat-free into frozen; Wessanen's Kallo "veggie cakes"

29 May 2020

Our pick of the new products this week includes protein-filled waffles from Kellogg's Kashi and vegan-friendly snacks from Wessanen.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Global food industry M&A in Q3 markedly up on previous quarter 

28 Nov 2019

Global food industry M&A deals totalled US$10.28bn in Q3, 2019, a significant increase on Q2's figure, it has been revealed.

New products - Upfield brings Blue Band margarine back to UK; The Saucy Fish Co. launches in Australia; Wensleydale Dairy Products launches The Yorkshire Creamery cheese

15 Nov 2019

The more notable new products to be pushed out food companies' doors include a move into vegan from Wessanen's UK brand Mrs Crimble's.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

28 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

Naturex's Francois de Gantes set to be Wessanen CFO

25 Apr 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food manufacturer subject to a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, has set out who it wants to be its new CFO.

What does the future hold for Wessanen under private ownership?

12 Apr 2019

European food business Wessanen has opted to go private after accepting a takeover offer from a consortium of investors. Simon Harvey speaks with analysts to gauge the reaction. 

Dutch group Wessanen accepts takeover bid

10 Apr 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, today (10 April) announced its board had accepted a takeover offer valuing the business at EUR885m.

Wessanen in takeover discussions with consortium

14 Mar 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food manufacturer, has announced that it is in discussions regarding a potential offer for the company.

Wessanen pulls Kallo Pop Crisps in UK

28 Jan 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based manufacturer, has axed a line from its Kallø range of products on sale in the UK.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

Wessanen lowers sales forecast again amid pressure in two markets

19 Oct 2018

Wessanen is looking to for improvements in key markets after lower third-quarter revenue led the Netherlands-based food manufacturer to revise its forecast for annual sales.

Wessanen buys dairy-alternative firm Abbot Kinney's in all-Dutch deal

10 Sep 2018

Dutch healthy food group Wessanen has acquired local plant-based dairy alternative company Abbot Kinney's for an undisclosed sum.

Intense competition in France sees Wessanen lower 2018 forecasts

20 Jul 2018

Dutch food group Wessanen has lowered two key forecasts for 2018, blaming increased competition in its largest market - France.

Earnings summary - Kraft Heinz FY sales fall; Campbell H1 sales drop on volumes in 'challenging' US; Danone boosted by WhiteWave synergies; J.M. Smucker Q3 food sales fall

16 Feb 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.

The Black Farmer protein-enhanced eggs; Valio ice cream range; Candy Kittens' vegan-friendly sweets; Fuel10K enters new categories

26 Jan 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.

Wessanen plant-based desserts; Asda vegan products; Aldi vegan range in US; Kind protein bars

19 Jan 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.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

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.

Nestle Galak Passatempo bar; Kallo's protein lentil cakes; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream bits; Cook's Pantry sauces

14 Dec 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.

Wessanen claims UK first with Kallo

24 Oct 2017

Wessanen, the Dutch food group, has launched what it says is the first organic stock pots in the UK.

Wessanen growth supported by shift to branded sales

25 Jul 2017

European health foods group Wessanen booked a jump in first-half sales and profits this morning (25 July) thanks to the continued growth of its branded sales.

Does sustainability sell in the UK?

13 Jul 2017

Consumer concern has long been a reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously. But what is the relationship between consumers and food sustainability in the UK?

Wessanen signs Kallo deal with UK's NHS

4 Jul 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, has signed a new deal with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for its Kallo single-serve snacks to be sold in all 250 NHS Trust cafes and shops.

Wessanen adds to Mrs Crimble's range in UK

25 Apr 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, has added to the range of Mrs Crimble's snacks it markets in the UK.

Wessanen sees Q1 growth on brands, acquisitions

21 Apr 2017

European health food manufacturer Wessanen booked a jump in first-quarter sales this morning (21 April), with growth supported by an increase in sales of its brands. 

Wessanen eyeing growth in European organic market - interview from Biofach 2017

21 Feb 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.

Wessanen growth forecasts fail to lift shares

15 Feb 2017

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, today (15 February) forecast stronger sales growth and improved operating margins for 2017.

Wessanen UK CEO Patrick Cairns leaves for Charlie Bigham's

10 Feb 2017

Patrick Cairns, CEO of the UK arm of Netherlands-based food group Wessanen, has left to become CEO of UK-based ready meals producer Charlie Bigham's. 

Warburtons, Genius, Wessanen form UK gluten-free trade body

9 Jan 2017

Companies including Warburtons, Genius Foods and Mrs Crimble's owner Wessanen have set up a gluten-free industry association in the UK to work on standards and improve consumer confidence.

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