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Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Focus: Big Food's use of accelerators, incubators

As the food majors of North America and Europe broadly struggle to rejuvenate sales in the face of changing consumer habits, company strateg...

Financial market 'corrections' - should we worry? 

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some...

Latest Interviews

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.


"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

Latest News

Stryve Foods gobbles up Braaitime in latest biltong deal 23 Feb 18

Dean Best

US protein snacks firm Stryve Foods has snapped up another local biltong business.


Aldi buys Hungarian dairy brand Kokardas from Alfoldi Tej 22 Feb 18

Dean Best

Discount retail powerhouse Aldi has snapped up a dairy brand in Hungary, Kokárdás, from local manufacturer Alföldi Tej.


Savencia Fromage & Dairy ups stake in Delice JV 21 Feb 18

Dean Best

France's Savencia Fromage & Dairy has taken its shareholding in its cheese-making venture with Tunisia's Groupe Délice to 50%.


Bonduelle buys Del Monte business in Canada from Conagra Brands 20 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle is acquiring the Canadian Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business from Conagra Brands for CAD43m (US$34m).


Japan's Ezaki Glico to buy US chocolate firm Tcho Ventures 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

Japanese group Ezaki Glico, the owner of the Pocky confectionery brand, has struck a deal to buy US chocolate maker Tcho Ventures.


Dr Oetker takes minority stake in German speciality cake maker InterNestor 20 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

Germany-based food heavyweight Dr Oetker has acquired a minority stake in local cake maker InterNestor for an unspecified sum.

Latest blogs

The latest outcome of General Mills' portfolio "reshaping" 23 Feb 18

Dean Best

This week, General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening told an audience of investors and analysts in the US the "reshaping" of the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker's portfolio would involve M&A and disposals - and be central to improving the growth profile of the business. Today, the US food giant made a significant move on that front.


Season's greetings from just-food 22 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Seasonal greetings from our deputy editor and details of our operating schedule.



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