Manufacturers

Dannon's Art D'Elia: “While the phenomenon of Greek yogurt continues to drive growth in the refrigerated yogurt section, our ambition is to accelerate growth for retailers in the frozen aisle based on the broad and expandable appeal of Greek yogurt.

Pulling back the lid on the Greek yogurt trend

Dannon: There's almost nowhere Greek yogurt can't go

By Maggie Hennessy

Greek yogurt has long been edging its way beyond the refrigerated aisles and into everything from coated snacks to bars, to baking chips and frozen yogurt. With that, the competitive landscape has grown increasingly crowded, with big names including Chobani,...

Unilever sells Bertolli, Ragu for $2.15bn

Unilever sells Bertolli, Ragu for $2.15bn

By Maggie Hennessy

Condiment manufacturer Mizkan Group will acquire Unilever’s Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands for $2.15 billion in an all-cash deal.

Bolthouse, Plum hot spots in tepid earnings report from Campbell Soup

Bolthouse, Plum hot spots in tepid earnings report from Campbell Soup

By Hank Schultz

Recent acquisitions in the natural space—Bolthouse Farms and Plum Organic—were among the bright spots in a disappointing quarterly earnings report for Campbell Soup Company.  The development points to changing sales patterns within the United States overall.

CEO Sarah Pike: “From a frozen industry perspective, retailers all know what’s been happening there. They’re losing customers. We think we can capture a new audience. We’re creating something new and exciting that doesn’t exist.”

Big Interview: Sarah Pike, CEO & founder of Buen Sabor

Buen Sabor making consumers into 'freezer believers'

By Maggie Hennessy

The daughter of parents who owned one of the first certified organic farms in Maine, Sarah Pike grew up in a big family for whom the freezer was the preservation tool of choice for home-cooked food. 

What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

Road to the top: What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

By Elaine Watson

What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

Guest article: Mischa Popoff, author, Is it Organic?

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

By Mischa Popoff

I worked for five years as a USDA-contract organic inspector after growing up on an organic grain farm in Saskatchewan. I had the pleasure of inspecting over 500 organic farms and processors, but I began questioning this career path when I realized the...

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