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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...

What's fuelling growth of sports nutrition in UK?

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market....

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.


South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.

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.


Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up internal investigation after police raid 20 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has created an internal investigation committee after being targeted by the country's Federal Police (FP).


NPD Tracker - Noble Foods expands Happy Egg Co. offering; Unilever unveils reduced-salt version of Marmite; Sara Lee's snack-size frozen desserts in Australia; PepsiCo launches low-salt snack under Indian brand Kurkure 20 Apr 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


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.


Hearthside Food Solutions sale confirmed 18 Apr 18

Dean Best

The sale of Hearthside Food Solutions has been officially announced, with private-equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners and investment manager Partners Group teaming up to buy the US-based contract manufacturer.


Mondelez International targets Middle East growth as Bahrain factory opens 17 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Confectioner and snack maker Mondelez International has announced the opening of its new US$90m factory in Bahrain.

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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