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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...

Becoming a B Corp

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Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data

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Is Spain's healthy-eating push enough?

Spain has become the latest country to see government and industry jointly launch a plan to cut the levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat...

Latest Interviews

Irish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.


Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson 4 Oct 2017

Dean Best

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.

Latest News

Finland's Apetit elects Harri Eela as chairman with other changes at the board level 16 Apr 18

Simon Harvey

Finland-based vegetable foods producer Apetit has elected Harri Eela as chairman of the company and announced a change in its board of directors.


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.


Croatia's Agrokor agrees draft settlement terms with creditors to avoid bankruptcy 11 Apr 18

Simon Harvey

Creditors of Croatia-based Agrokor have agreed draft debt-settlement terms that provide a framework for the food group to avoid bankruptcy.


Greenyard invests in Israeli produce group Mor International 10 Apr 18

Dean Best

Belgium-based produce group Greenyard has struck a deal to buy a stake in Israel business Mor International.


Bonduelle promotes Guillaume Debrosse to CEO 6 Apr 18

Dean Best

France-based vegetable products giant Bonduelle has named company executive Guillaume Debrosse as its new CEO.


France's Pierre Martinet to open up 10% of capital to fund export drive 4 Apr 18

Stuart Todd

Pierre Martinet plans to open up around 10% of its capital base to investors as the family-owned French group seeks to raise funds to expand its export business, most notably in Spain.

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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