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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...

Nestle Q1 commentary - top takeaways

On an organic basis, Nestle's first-quarter sales beat analyst expectations as volumes offset the company's weakest pricing since 2000. 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...

Analysis: Innocent eyes UK appetite for dairy-free

Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to take UK smoothie and juice brand Innocent into the dairy alternatives market raised eyebrows but the move has ga...

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"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.


Danone's Alpro aims to milk its emerging markets - interview 26 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Danone's blockbuster move for US-based WhiteWave Foods has been one of the most significant food-industry acquisitions of the last 18 months. Struck in July 2016, the US$12.5bn deal was sealed this April and doubled Danone’s sales in the US – but it also gave the French giant the European dairy-alternative brand Alpro. Dean Best caught up with Alain De Bruyn, commercial director for Alpro’s business in a swathe of countries from Slovakia to South Africa, to find out more about the plans for the brand in some of its more early-stage markets.

Latest News

Activist investor Jana Partners takes stake in US food group Pinnacle 20 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

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


French MPs vote to ban veggie firms from using meaty terms 20 Apr 18

Dean Best

Legislators in France have backed a bill banning suppliers of vegetarian foods from using terms associated with meat in the marketing of their food.


Mondelez's Enjoy Life claims US palm oil-free first  20 Apr 18

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.


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

just-food.com

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.


Cerealto to create jobs in UK, Portugal 12 Apr 18

Dean Best

Spain-based food group Cerealto is looking to create around 200 jobs across plants in the UK and Portugal as it invests in production.

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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