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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:05:02 GMT

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Hershey 'exploring a sale of Tyrrells'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:14:00 GMT

US confectionery giant Hershey has been linked with selling off Tyrrells, the UK crisps business it inherited when it acquired Amplify Snack Brands in December.

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:41:00 GMT

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero, PepsiCo and J.M. Smucker are refusing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Earnings summary - Indofood ekes out profit in ''challenging'' year; Finsbury Food Group H1 underlying profits rise despite ''headwinds''; Dali Foods FY profits rise

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:08:00 GMT

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.

Food sector bodies provide mixed response to Brexit transition deal

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:16:00 GMT

UK food-industry bodies today (19 March) gave a mixed response to the post-Brexit transition period struck between London and Brussels this morning.

Danish Crown acquires pizza toppings maker DK-Foods

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:41:00 GMT

Danish Crown has purchased DK-Foods for an undisclosed sum, an acquisition the meat giant says will make it Europe's market leader in pepperoni toppings for pizzas.

Brussels issues draft list of US foods facing retaliatory duties

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:18:00 GMT

The European Commission has released a draft list of products that could be subject to retaliatory EU safeguard duties, as a response to the erection of US import duties on aluminium and steel imports.

China rejigs food watchdogs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:57:00 GMT

China's ongoing National People's Congress has been told of important structural changes within the country's food agencies and ministries, designed to rationalise policy making and regulatory controls.

Tiger Brands extends plant closures as listeria outbreak takes toll on profits

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:32:00 GMT

Tiger Brands expects to post a loss in March of as much as ZAR33m (US$2.7m) after the South African consumer foods group suspended production at another of its plants amid the listeria outbreak that has rocked the country's food sector.

Mitsui & Co. in "strategic alliance" with US seafood importer Mark Foods

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:34:00 GMT

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. and US-based seafood importer Mark Foods have formed what the companies have called a "strategic alliance".

US tomato heavyweight Lipman buys Canada's Huron Produce

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:46:00 GMT

Lipman Family Farms, North America'a largest open-field tomato grower, is to acquire Canada's Huron Produce, a greenhouse grower and distributor of tomatoes and vegetables with operations in Canada, the US and Mexico.

Westland Milk Products seeks tie-up with Indonesia's Kalbe

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:28:00 GMT

New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesian consumer health and nutrition company Kalbe (PT Sanghiang Perkasa) to form a "strategic partnership".

Orkla sets specific sugar, salt reduction target for first time

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:55:00 GMT

Scandinavian food group Orkla has included a specific salt and sugar reduction target as part of its sustainability goals for the first time.

Trout business Aqualande to build plant amid ''strong'' growth

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:09:00 GMT

France-based smoked trout specialist Aqualande will this autumn open a production plant in Sarbazan, south west France, in response to ''strong growth'' in its business.

India seafood exporters file for IPOs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:50:00 GMT

Three India-based seafood exporters - Nekkanti Sea Foods, Devi Seafoods and Sandhya Marines - have submitted plans for IPOs.

Australian court finds Kraft Heinz made misleading health claim on toddler product

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:10:00 GMT

Australia's Federal Court has found food manufacturer Kraft Heinz made a misleading health claim when touting its Little Kids Shredz products as beneficial for young children.

M&A, rather than Brexit, is behind Unilever's HQ decision

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:48:00 GMT

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.

Argentina dairy co-op Sancor "partnership" talks ongoing

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:39:00 GMT

SanCor's talks with possible partners over a "strategic association" are ongoing, sources from the Argentine dairy cooperative have told just-food.

US meal-kit firm Blue Apron to sell products in stores

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:26:00 GMT

New York-based Blue Apron, one of the meal-kit trailblazers in the US, is aiming to arrest sagging sales by making its products available in stores.

Brazil suspends BRF chicken exports to EU ahead of meeting with Brussels

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:04:00 GMT

Brazil is taking the ''precautionary'' measure of suspending chicken exports from meat giant BRF to the EU as the western trading bloc weighs a targeted ban on meat imports from the country.

PZ Cussons puts Nutricima milk business under review amid Nigeria constraints

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:37:00 GMT

PZ Cussons is reviewing its Nutricima milk business in Nigeria amid ''intense competition''.