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Tyson Foods' "record" FY 2017 and prospects for new year - 7 things to learn 16 Nov 2017

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per share. Andy Coyne looks at where it all went right for the US food industry giant and at its prospects for the next year.

Why are food companies aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals? 9 Nov 2017

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have sought to align their sustainability aims and objectives with the targets. Ben Cooper examines why and what benefits alignment could bring for the goals and for the companies themselves.

It's not child's play for TreeHouse Foods right now - editor's viewpoint 3 Nov 2017

After a largely smooth decade for TreeHouse Foods since its inception in 2005, the largest private-label supplier in the US has found it tough going in the last 18 months or so. And, worryingly for investors, the latest news coming out of TreeHouse this week did not make for happy reading, Dean Best reports.

The potential for blockchain in the food industry 24 Oct 2017

Blockchain and how to harness the technology is one of the hot topics in boardrooms. A number of the world's largest food manufacturers and grocers are looking closely at the concept and its applications. Simon Creasey analyses the potential uses, benefits and challenges of using blockchain in the sector.

The plant-based food and drink revolution is on in the US 23 Oct 2017

In the US, in two decades, plant-based food and beverages have grown from something even smaller than a niche to commanding increasing amounts of shelf-space. just-food's US columnist, Victor Martino, says 2017 was the tipping point for the category and predicts growth is only set to continue.

Latest News

Earnings summary - Post Holdings hit by impairment charge; J.M. Smucker sales down; MHP profits surge; Strauss sees "robustness''; Domty profits plummet 17 Nov 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.

Cargill to invest in meat processing plant in Nashville 17 Nov 2017

US agri-food giant Cargill is investing US$146m in the protein side of its business via the expansion of its facility in Nashville.

Croatia's Atlantic Grupa signs US production deal 17 Nov 2017

Atlantic Grupa has signed a deal with a US-based company that will see its Argeta pâté manufactured in Pennsylvania.

US nutrition bar start-up Phyter Food backed by angel investors 16 Nov 2017

US-based Phyter Food, creator of vegetable-based nutrition bars, has received a US$1m investment, partly from a network of angel investors.

Ex-McCormick exec Scott Bolonda joins own-label spices firm Red Monkey Foods as CEO 16 Nov 2017

US own-label organic spices and seasonings manufacturer Red Monkey Foods has hired former McCormick executive Scott Bolonda as its new CEO.

US cookie maker Nonni's acquired by private-equity firm Vestar 15 Nov 2017

US-based Nonni's Food Group has been sold by current owner Wind Point Partners to fellow private-equity firm Vestar Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.

US firm Amy's Kitchen names ex-Mars executive Xavier Unkovic global president 15 Nov 2017

Amy's Kitchen, the US frozen-food, organic and free-from business, has hired former Mars executive Xavier Unkovic as its global president.

US-based Lyons Magnus draws investment from private-equity firm Paine Schwartz 14 Nov 2017

Lyons Magnus, a US-based maker of dessert sauces and toppings, has attracted investment from private-equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners.

Hispanic products supplier Goya Foods expands Texas site 14 Nov 2017

US firm Goya Foods, which supplies a range of products for the Hispanic community, is expanding a site in Texas as it seeks to boost its reach domestically and internationally.

India's LT Foods buys facility in Texas for rice product processing 14 Nov 2017

LT Foods, the Indian company behind the Daawat and Royal brands of basmati rice, has purchased a building in the Houston suburb of Missouri City.

Latest blogs

US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member 30 Oct 2017

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.

US trade body GMA loses another high-profile member 25 Oct 2017

Just months after Campbell Soup Co. decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the US lobby group is to see another major member leave.

Could Nestle be weighing up major M&A move outside food? 12 Oct 2017

Pfizer has this week announced it is reviewing the options it has for its consumer healthcare business. Might Nestle be interested?