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Food industry quotes of the week - Arla, Premier, Thorntons Wed, 20 May 2015 12:12:00 GMT Source: just-food.com This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.
Food industry news of the week - GMOs, Arla, Mondelez Fri, 22 May 2015 17:56:00 GMT Source: just-food.com The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.
Food industry results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce, Cranswick Fri, 22 May 2015 09:37:00 GMT Source: just-food.com South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.
Muller launches branded butter in UK Fri, 22 May 2015 13:45:00 GMT Source: just-food.com German dairy giant Muller has launched a branded range of butter in the UK, targeting the country's convenience retail and foodservice sectors.
Hormel to close CytoSport plant in US Fri, 22 May 2015 13:29:00 GMT Source: just-food.com Hormel Foods has announced it is to close a CytoSport manufacturing facility in Benicia, California.
just-food's pick: Health, convenience dominate at Sweets & Snacks Expo Tue, 19 May 2015 16:26:00 GMT Source: just-food.com Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been particularly felt by the sweets and snacks industries where manufacturers are having to innovate to meet evolving consumer demand.
Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects Wed, 20 May 2015 15:38:00 GMT Source: just-food.com Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.