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General Mills Haagen-Dazs ice-creak shops in China hit by coronavirus

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

JBS to acquire US meat business Empire Packing Co.

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

Orkla disposes of Indian sauces and ready-meals brand SaritaS

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

Kerry Group guidance factors in potential downside from coronavirus

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

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General Mills Haagen-Dazs ice-creak shops 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 - Ginsters teams up with Quorn for vegan sausage roll; Ferrero takes Kinder into new wafers category in Spain; Upfield expands into cream with Tulipan Rama 18 Feb 2020

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield expanding into a new category in Spain with Tulipán Rama cream and Ferrero taking Kinder into biscuits.


Little Moons moves to new factory amid demand for Japanese-style rice snacks 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Little Moons, a UK-based desserts business, has expanded into a new facility to meet increasing demand.


Nigerian meat processor Best Foods acquired by local ag-tech trading platform Farmcrowdy 17 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Best Foods, a Nigeria-based meat-processing business, has been acquired by a local ag-tech trading platform for an undisclosed sum.


'No merger on the table for Dean Foods, Borden Dairy' 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US dairy firms Dean Foods and Borden Dairy Company have both recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but Bloomberg reports no potential merger is on the cards.


Brexit talks - UK retail body BRC warns of higher costs, reduced availability 17 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

The body representing UK retailers has issued a warning to the country's government over the forthcoming post-Brexit trade talks with the EU.


Biscuit International moves into hands of Platinum Equity 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

A takeover of Paris-based private-label manufacturer Biscuit International by a US investor has been confirmed. 


French fries in China – big opportunities and high hurdles 17 Feb 2020

Peter Peverelli

The market for French fries in China is growing rapidly but barriers to entry exist for foreign providers, as Peter Peverelli explains.


Kraft Heinz results underline investors will need patience – takeaways 14 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz is preaching patience after a set of "disappointing" 2019 financial results and long-term investors will need a healthy dose of stoicism.


Nestle punished by target pullback but positive undertones abound - key takeaways 14 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Market reaction to Nestlé's annual results was less than positive after a key target was pushed back. Simon Harvey takes a look at the major talking points.


Indofood mulls move for noodle production partner Pinehill 14 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Noodle giant Indofood is considering a move to buy one of its manufacturing partners, a business that produces for the Indonesian giant across a number of markets.


Grupo Bimbo enters Kazakhstan via foodservice joint venture 14 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo has formed a foodservice joint venture in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.


Rich Products buys pizza-dough maker Rizzuto Foods 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

US food group Rich Products has made its third acquisition of 2020, adding to deals for Morey's Seafood International and two bakery plants owned by TreeHouse Foods.


Coronavirus plays role in profit warning at Synlait Milk 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula co-manufacturer, has lowered its profit guidance and cited the coronavirus outbreak as a factor in its decision.


"It’s too bad we have to go through pain to see the truth" – TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky on why we need to cut waste 13 Feb 2020

Thomas Parker

TerraCycle has grown to become one of the most well-known names in recycling. We speak to CEO Tom Szaky on how he's reshaping the way consumers use and dispose of packaging.


More impairment charges at Kraft Heinz 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

The US food giant, which had booked more US$700m in the first nine months of 2019, said it had added to the amount during the final quarter of the year.


Darigold to expand production of Fit Milk 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based Darigold, the marketing and processing arm of  the farmer-owned Northwest Dairy Association, has announced it is to expand the production of a fast-selling product.


US supplier Kronos Foods gets new PE owner 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Kronos Foods, a US supplier of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, has got its second new owner in four years.


TreeHouse Foods confirms William Kelley as permanent finance chief 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US private-label giant TreeHouse Foods has confirmed the name of the person who will be its new permanent chief financial officer (CFO).


UK delivers food safety deadline for CBD products 13 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

Companies selling food and drinks containing CBD in the UK have until March next year to submit authorisation applications or face having products pulled from sale.


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