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Latest Interviews

"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.


From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.

Latest News

More change at Aryzta as CEO Europe Dermot Murphy steps down 19 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has announced the CEO of its European operations, Dermot Murphy, is stepping down and is to be replaced by former Unilever and FrieslandCampina man Gregory Skilkas.


Earnings summary - Danone keeps 2018 guidance as Q1 sales rise 4.9%; Abbott infant nutrition sales up in Q1; ABF H1 profits drop due to disposals; meat group Toennies sees sales rise 18 Apr 18

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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.


Hostess Brands brings in consumer-packaged goods veteran Andrew Callahan as CEO 16 Apr 18

Simon Harvey

US sweet baked foods manufacturer Hostess Brands has named consumer-packaged goods veteran Andrew Callahan as its new president and chief executive following the retirement of Bill Toler.


UK's Real Good Food sells ingredients business to Kent Foods 13 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Beleaguered UK bakery and ingredients group Real Good Food has informed the London Stock Exchange that it has agreed terms for the sale of its Garrett Ingredients subsidiary to local peer Kent Foods for approximately GBP1.8m (US$2.6m).


Brussels acts to prohibit 'dual quality' food 12 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

The European Commission has acted to prohibit so-called dual quality food across the EU following pressure from central and eastern European member states.


Earnings summary - Fleury Michon starts 2018 with further pressure on sales; Valio FY growth led by export markets; Cerealto sales jump on M&A, EBITDA falls; Simply Good Foods in positive territory in H1 12 Apr 18

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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.

Latest blogs

Leading French grocers eye buying "alliance" - and suppliers aren't happy 5 Apr 18

Dean Best

Buying partnerships between France's food retailers have been a feature of the country's grocery landscape for a number of years but this week came news of a potentially significant new tie-up - and suppliers have expressed their consternation.


Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.



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