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Does Campbell Soup Co.'s growth strategy make sense? 12 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne looks at Campbell Soup Co.'s future growth strategy and asks whether it is a plan of counter-intuitive genius or simply wrong-headed?

Riding US frozen food's "fourth wave" 11 Dec 2018

In the US, frozen food is back – and it's riding on a new wave of innovation. Victor Martino documents what he calls the "fourth wave" of frozen food Stateside.

US meat snacks category deep-dive, part two - a healthy outlook 6 Dec 2018

In part two of this feature, Andy Coyne looks at how Big Food has reacted to disruption in the US beef jerky category and at the prospects for the wider meat snacks market.

November M&A deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 growth - data 6 Dec 2018

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector monitors activity each month.

US meat snacks category deep-dive, part one - from gas station to gourmet   5 Dec 2018

With a reputation as a gas station snack beloved by truckers, beef jerky has enjoyed a certain rugged, masculine, blue-collar image but things are changing rapidly.

Latest News

Lakeview Farms acquires US hummus dips maker Tribe 13 Dec 2018

US-based food manufacturer Lakeview Farms has acquired a local producer of dips for an undisclosed sum.

TreeHouse Foods confirms plan to sell US snack business 12 Dec 2018

US-based private-label supplier TreeHouse Foods confirms plan for another business disposal under new chief executive.

Bunge chief Soren Schroder to step down in wake of strategic review 10 Dec 2018

Bunge has announced chief executive officer Soren Schroder will step down as search for successor begins.

Smithfield Foods eyes export growth through $45m domestic investment 7 Dec 2018

US meat giant Smithfield Foods has announced it is to make a near-US$45m investment in its domestic operations.

New Products - Kellogg introduces Rice Krispies, Pringles snacks; Barilla rolls out much-anticipated chocolate-hazelnut spread; Mondelez adds to biscuit portfolio in India; Healthy by Nature's sugar-free baking mixes to hit UK multiples 7 Dec 2018

This week's new products include two yogurts from French dairy giant Danone in the US and an addition to Mondelez's biscuit range in India.

US firm Global Bakeries attracts private-equity investment 5 Dec 2018

US-based Global Bakeries has attracted investment from private-equity funds to take the business forward into new trends.

CP-owned Bellisio Foods acquires fellow US business Frozen Specialities 4 Dec 2018

US-based Bellisio Foods, owned by Thai frozen food giant Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), has announced it has acquired a local frozen food business.

Landec acquires guacamole products maker Yucatan Foods 4 Dec 2018

US health and wellness brand Landec Corp. has acquired a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of guacamole products.

FrieslandCampina takes over US-based cheese importer Jana Foods 4 Dec 2018

FrieslandCampina has announced the acquisition of a US-based importer and distributor of Dutch cheese products.

Danone, Mars among founding members of food innovation platform for start-ups 3 Dec 2018

A number of global food industry manufacturers have joined a new innovation platform for start-up enterprises to be based in the US.

Latest blogs

The need to win hearts and minds as well as votes 16 Nov 2018

The only word I have written more than Brexit over the last few weeks is Campbell, writes Andy Coyne.

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 2018

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.

Maybe Trump is finding trade wars aren’t so easy to win 25 Jul 2018

In March, a day after issuing stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Donald Trump took to Twitter to give his verdict on trade disputes. Four months later, it looks as though Trump's confidence may have been more hubris.