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Hormel Foods snaps up fellow US business Sadler's Smokehouse

US-based Hormel Foods has snapped up a local pit-smoked meat business in what it describes as a "strategic acquisition"....

Blue Apron considers going private among options on table

Blue Apron is considering a number of strategic options to return the US-based meal-kit delivery firm to profit....

B&G Foods acquires vegan food business Farmwise in all-US deal

US-based Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods has announced the acquisition of a local vegan product manufacturer....

FDF voices concern over new UK immigration rules for low-skilled workers

The UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has responded after the country's government announced plans for a new points-based immigratio...

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Nomad Foods to roll out plant-based Green Cuisine across Europe - CAGNY 20 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Nomad Foods has revealed roll-out plans for its plant-based Green Cuisine range at the US investor conference CAGNY.


Conagra Brands' outlook cut due to "industry-wide" weakness - CAGNY 20 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US food major Conagra Brands has clarified a recent cut in its organic growth guidance was the result of "industry-wide" weakness. 


Blue Apron considers going private among options on table 20 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Blue Apron is considering a number of strategic options to return the US-based meal-kit delivery firm to profit.


Hormel Foods snaps up fellow US business Sadler's Smokehouse 20 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods has snapped up a local pit-smoked meat business in what it describes as a "strategic acquisition".


Else Nutrition enters investment, distribution deals 20 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Else Nutrition has signed an investment agreement to accelerate the development of its plant-based infant formula.


Pleasure, fun and happiness in food marketing 20 Feb 2020

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino stresses the importance of creating an experience of fun, pleasure and happiness in and around a food brand.


Peru's Grupo Gloria recommences dairy production in Uruguay 20 Feb 2020

Paula Krizanovic

Peruvian dairy giant Grupo Gloria has reopened a cheese facility shutdown in 2015 amid low prices and union conflicts.


B&G Foods acquires vegan food business Farmwise in all-US deal 20 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods has announced the acquisition of a local vegan product manufacturer.


Citrus grower Garcia Ballester partners with Harvest Season for Asia expansion 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Garcia Ballester, a citrus fruit grower and exporter in Spain, has partnered with a Singapore-based business.


GreenSpace Brands to sign off share of business to PenderFund Capital 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Canadian food group GreenSpace Brands said it has signed a "definitive investment agreement" with a local investor.


Hormel to remove growth drug banned in China from pork supply 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods is the latest business to make changes to its pork supply with foreign markets in mind.


Ferrero adds to US distribution sites with new facility in Arizona 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Italy-based confectionery group Ferrero has set up another distribution outlet in the US with new hires in the pipeline.


Almarai eyes Jordan and Egypt expansion following new EBRD loan 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based food firm, has received a US$100m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is eyeing expansion in two markets.


B&G Foods converts Back to Nature snack brand to plant-based 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US-based food group B&G Foods, which owns the Green Giant brand, has revealed plant-based plans for its Back to Nature snacking brand.


Dairy Farmers of America deal for Dean Foods leaves questions unanswered 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Dairy Farmers of America this week put in a bid for certain assets of loss-making milk processor Dean Foods. Simon Harvey looks at the implications.


FDF voices concern over new UK immigration rules for low-skilled workers 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

The UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has responded after the country's government announced plans for a new points-based immigration system, which bars non-skilled workers.


Arla Foods plans record investment after sales stagnate 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Danish dairy giant Arla Foods has announced its investment plans for 2020 after seeing sales stagnate in 2019.


UK food industry "remains troubled" - FDF survey 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

A survey from the UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has revealed areas of concern among manufacturers but also highlighted opportunities.


General Mills' Haagen-Dazs ice-cream operation in China hit by coronavirus 19 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US food major General Mills risks seeing its sales decline in Greater China after reporting the potential impact from the coronavirus outbreak.


JBS to acquire US meat business Empire Packing Co. 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to acquire a US meat packing business and its retail meat brand for US$238m.


Hochdorf announces board shake-up 18 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Loss-making Swiss dairy and infant-formula group Hochdorf has revealed its board of directors is to be recomposed at the next annual general meeting.


Orkla disposes of Indian sauces and ready-meals brand SaritaS 18 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Orkla announced the Nordic food group has signed an agreement to sell its Indian sauces and ready-meals brand.


Bubs Australia doubles retail exposure with new Woolworths deal 18 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Infant-formula manufacturer Bubs Australia has signed a new supply agreement with a local grocery chain which it says will double its domestic market retail exposure.


Kerry Group guidance factors in potential downside from coronavirus 18 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Kerry Group has issued guidance for its new financial year that factors in potential disruption on earnings from the coronavirus outbreak.


Morinaga targets Vietnam through new distribution deal 18 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Japanese snacks, confectionery and ice-cream company Morinaga & Co, has linked up with a marketing and distribution company to help it expand in Vietnam.


Dairy Farmers of America to buy "substantial portion" of local peer Dean Foods 18 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

A "substantial portion" of bankrupt US dairy giant Dean Foods is to be sold to a local peer for US$425m, it has been announced.


France creates cellular agriculture development body 18 Feb 2020

Sophie Kevany

France has created its first cellular agriculture association engaged in research and creating greater awareness of growing cells from livestock.


Conagra Brands cuts outlook amid category "softness" 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US food major Conagra Brands has cut its full-year sales growth outlook due to a "softer-than-expected" third quarter.


Two BRF plants suspended by Saudi Arabia in connection with Trapaca case 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Meat giant BRF said a Middle Eastern country has temporarily blocked chicken imports from two of its sites in Brazil.


New products - Marfrig takes plant burger to China; Nestle launches new Quality Street; Itsu partners with Meatless Farm for 'meat' ball dish 20 Feb 2020

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products includes Ginsters teaming up with Quorn in vegan sausage roll and new Quality Street from Nestle. 


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