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How sustainability is influencing M&A in the food industry 21 Sep 2017

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions.


The rise - and potential - of certified transitional organic in US 19 Sep 2017

Sales of organic food in the US continue to be robust but a limit to the growth of the industry is the gap between demand and the supply of ingredients and raw products. just-food's US columnist, Victor Martino, says the growth of the US organic industry has prompted the sector to look at a new designation, the so-called "certified transitional" organic, which he argues can grow into a real segment in the category.


NGO Ceres' deep dive into water gives food plenty to ponder 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.


Campbell Soup Co. results - five things to learn 4 Sep 2017

Having last week reported full-year earnings short of analysts' expectations, Campbell Soup Co. noted a challenging business environment in the packaged foods industry amid changing consumer preferences.


Where do Trump and corporate America go from here? 21 Aug 2017

Following the disbanding this week of two Presidential business advisory committees, Ben Cooper looks at Donald Trump’s relationship with business and suggests these events cannot be viewed as a standard contretemps between an interest group and the White House. A serious rift has developed and, on past record, the President will not be the one extending the olive branch.

Latest News

Albertsons buys meal-kit service Plated 21 Sep 2017

US food retailing giant Albertsons has snapped up local meal-kit business Plated, the latest acquisition in a category that has grabbed the attention of grocers and manufacturers.


US canned vegetable firm McCall Farms buys rival Sager Creek from Del Monte Pacific 21 Sep 2017

US canned vegetable specialist McCall Farms is acquiring the brands of Sager Creek Vegetable Company from Del Monte Pacific for an undisclosed sum.


Quorn extends into chilled aisle in US 21 Sep 2017

UK meat substitute firm Quorn Foods is expanding its US business out of the frozen foods aisle and into the chilled foods section of supermarkets.


Global action plan agreed to standardise food date labels by 2020 20 Sep 2017

The Consumer Goods Forum, a network of 400 of the world's biggest consumer goods companies including Nestle, Kelloggs and Campbell Soup Co., have agreed on a so-called `call to action' plan to standardise food date labels by 2020.  


Earnings summary - General Mills profits drop but outlook reaffirmed 20 Sep 2017

just-food's new way of reporting on company financials presents the key metrics 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.


US bakery business BakeMark buys Best Brands from CSM 20 Sep 2017

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from its former parent CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.


Conagra Brands' P.F. Chang's Home Menu business launches new range of sauces  20 Sep 2017

US-based Asian food brand P.F. Chang's Home Menu - part of the Conagra Brands food group - is introducing a new line of sauces, aimed at inexperienced home cooks.


Sky Valley Foods targeted by investor seeking 51% share 20 Sep 2017

Sky Valley Foods, a US maker of organic and natural salad dressings, has become the acquisition target of a private-equity firm looking to buy up 51% of its shares.


Post Holdings to acquire Bob Evans Farms for US$1.5bn 19 Sep 2017

US-based breakfast cereal, sports nutrition and eggs supplier Post Holdings is to buy local chilled and frozen food maker Bob Evans Farms in a deal worth US$1.5bn.


Dole Food Co. 'mulling sale of business' 15 Sep 2017

US-based packaged fruit and vegetable giant Dole Food Co. is reportedly considering a sale of the business - four months after announcing plans to float.

Latest blogs

Amazon Whole Foods - industry reacts 16 Jun 2017

In one of those stories that shakes the sector, Amazon today (16 June) announced a move to buy US-based natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market. Here's how a range of stakeholders have reacted to the US$13.7bn, all-cash deal.


Reckitt Benckiser clears final Mead Johnson hurdle 13 Jun 2017

The final regulatory approval needed for the UK-based consumer goods giant's takeover of the US infant formula maker has been received, with the US$17.9bn deal set to be completed on Thursday (15 June).


Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield? 13 Apr 2017

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player.