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Nestle '17 results and outlook – takeaways

The climb just got steeper for Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider after only 12 months at the helm of the world's largest food company. T...

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...

Food M&A deals up 17% in 2017 - data

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

Latest Interviews

Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.


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

CAGNY 2018 - General Mills eyes more M&A ... and disposals 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening today (20 February) indicated the US food giant will continue to revamp its portfolio through M&A and the sale of more of its own assets.


Brighter sales forecast but General Mills gloomier on profits 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills today (20 February) narrowed upwards a target for annual sales but raised the possibility a key operating profit metric could fall year-on-year.


UK MPs call for urgent analysis on post-Brexit impact to food sector 19 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Amid the uncertainty over the UK's trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has said it is imperative the country's government undertakes a comprehensive analysis to assess the impact on the food sector.


French court backs sale of FTL unit Som'Baker 8 Feb 18

Dean Best

A court in France has approved the sale of pizza maker Som'Baker, a business put up for sale by French food holdings group Financiere Turenne Lafayette (FTL), which has been selling off its assets after uncovering issues with its accounts.


Spain to cut sugar, salt and fat in food items 6 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

The Spanish government and the country's food industry have announced plans to cut the content of sugar, salt and fat in more than 3,500 food and drink products over the next three years.


Bunge acquires Grupo Minsa's US corn milling business 2 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

US agri-food giant Bunge has acquired the American corn milling business of Mexico's Grupo Minsa for US$75m.

Latest blogs

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.


"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 18

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.



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