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New activist investor may put Pinnacle in play

Pinnacle Foods has often been touted as a possible acquisition target - and now activist investor Jana Partners has taken a position in the...

Has organic become mainstream in the US?

Continued progress in the US organic market seems inevitable, Victor Martino writes, but there could be some bumps in the road ahead. In his...

Becoming a B Corp

Here, just-food details the process a food company will have to go through in order to gain B Corp certification....

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

Latest Interviews

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 2018

Dean Best

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.


Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.

Latest News

Activist investor Jana Partners takes stake in US food group Pinnacle 20 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Activist investor Jana Partners has taken a 9.1% stake in US company Pinnacle Foods.


MamaMancini's outlines sales ambition 20 Apr 2018

Dean Best

MamaMancini's Holdings, a US supplier of Italian-style foods, is eyeing reaching annual sales of US$300m in four years' time through new retail contracts and entering new sales channels.


Mondelez's Enjoy Life claims US palm oil-free first  20 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Mondelez International's US free-from snack maker Enjoy Life Foods is claiming a first after receiving palm oil-free certification for a number of its products.


US firms Deli Star and King’s Food Products merge 20 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Deli Star and King’s Food Products, two US companies with a common ownership through family ties, have decided to merge.


Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts opens plant in Phoenix 19 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts, the US-based maker of mochi ice cream, has opened a new plant in Phoenix.


Hearthside Food Solutions sale confirmed 18 Apr 2018

Dean Best

The sale of Hearthside Food Solutions has been officially announced, with private-equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners and investment manager Partners Group teaming up to buy the US-based contract manufacturer.



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