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On the money: Wessanen buys Dutch organic firm Kroon 29 Apr 2010

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Dutch food group Wessanen has bought local organic business Kroon as it begins a strategic push into the sector at home and in European markets.


On the money: Bread rivals fight back - Hovis maker Premier 27 Apr 2010

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Premier Foods plc, the maker of Hovis, today (27 April) admitted that its rivals in the bread category had fought back in the first quarter of the year in a bid to win back sales the company gained last year.


On the money: Hershey outlook "muted" after "monster" Q1 23 Apr 2010

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The outlook for the rest of Hershey's financial year looks "muted", a leading analyst has warned, despite the US chocolate giant booking a near-doubling in first-quarter profits.


On the money: PepsiCo expects “challenging” H1 22 Apr 2010

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PepsiCo today (22 April) warned that it expects the first half of 2010 to be “challenging”, with “more bumps in the road” in the second quarter.


On the money: Russia still a “mixed picture” for Nestle 22 Apr 2010

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Swiss food giant Nestle said Russia continues to be a “mixed picture”, with chocolate in particular having a “tough time”.


On the money: Supervalu shifts price positioning 21 Apr 2010

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Supervalu Inc has suggested that it will focus on delivering a “fair everyday price” rather than relying on promotions to drive sales as positive consumer sentiment returns to the US.


On the money: ABF hails grocery impact on profits 20 Apr 2010

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Associated British Foods chief executive George Weston today (20 April) praised the contribution that the UK group's grocery business had had on company profits in the last six months.


On the money: Tesco outlines Fresh & Easy expansion plans 20 Apr 2010

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Tesco today (20 April) stood by its US retail arm Fresh & Easy, insisting losses from the business had "flattened out" and outlining plans to open more stores in the next 12 months.


On the money: Carrefour buyback lifts stock 16 Apr 2010

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Shares in French retail giant Carrefour rose today (16 April) after the company booked an increase in first-quarter sales and announced plans for its first share buyback for three years.


On the money: Uniq boss stays confident as pension concerns hit shares 15 Apr 2010

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Uniq chief executive Geoff Eaton stood by the UK food group plans for expansion and its proposed deal over its GBP436m (US$675.2m) pension deficit as shares in the company slumped today (15 April).


On the money: Danone withdraws Actimel, Activia claims 15 Apr 2010

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Danone has withdrawn two scientific health benefit claims for its Activia and Actimel products ahead of a meeting with the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) in June.


On the money: Food deflation weighs on M&S 8 Apr 2010

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Marks and Spencer this morning (8 April) posted lacklustre growth in its fourth-quarter food sales, as food deflation weighed on the results despite volumes rising.


On the money: Family Dollar eyes continued ID growth 7 Apr 2010

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US retailer Family Dollar has indicated that it will look to continue the acceleration of its comparable-store sales growth as it looks to build revenues and profits at its discount chain.


On the money: Barry Callebaut insists cocoa profits will improve 1 Apr 2010

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Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut today (1 April) insisted that profits from cocoa processing will improve this summer after high cocoa costs dented group earnings in the first half of its fiscal year.


On the money: Financial troubles "behind us" - Bakkavor 31 Mar 2010

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Bakkavor, the convenience food group, today (31 March) set out its stall to look to the future after securing a refinancing deal with its lenders.


On the money: Emmi hints at "tactical" acquisitions in 2010 31 Mar 2010

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Swiss dairy group Emmi today (31 March) told just-food that it was "likely" to make "tactical" acquisitions in 2010.


On the money: Fazer CEO cautious on 2010 25 Mar 2010

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The chief executive of Fazer Group today (25 March) issued a cautious forecast for 2010, with cost control to drive profits and tough trading conditions to weigh on the Finland-based baker and confectioner sales.


On the money: ConAgra sees rational market 25 Mar 2010

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ConAgra Foods has insisted its US consumer foods have remained rational, despite this morning (25 March) posting volumes growth that outstripped dollar sales due to higher promotional spending.


On the money: General Mills margin gains under pressure 24 Mar 2010

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General Mills has conceded that its margin expansion is likely to come under pressure as cost inflation returns and the US food giant laps the strong margin improvements it booked at the end of last year.


On the money: Cloetta innovation to drive growth 23 Mar 2010

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Swedish confectioner Cloetta has insisted its focus on developing innovative new products will drive growth at the company and continue to attract new customers.


On the money: Bullish Co-op readies for competition in convenience 18 Mar 2010

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Peter Marks, the boss of UK retailer The Co-operative Group, today (18 March) issued a "bring it on" rallying cry as the company prepares for competition from the likes of Sainsbury's and Morrisons in the convenience sector.


On the money: Metro focuses on international to drive profits 17 Mar 2010

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Metro Group today (17 March) raised its mid-term profit targets, insisting that its focus on international expansion coupled with its Shape 2012 cost-cutting programme will drive growth at the German retailer.


On the money: Lindt looks to cash in on consolidation 16 Mar 2010

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Lindt & Sprungli would "fight like hell" to stay independent if a takeover bid came in for the Swiss chocolate maker, the company told just-food today (16 March).


On the money: Aryzta eyes acquisitions in Europe and North America 15 Mar 2010

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Aryzta, the baking group created through the merger of IAWS and Hiestand, said it will continue to look to European and North American markets for acquisition opportunities.


On the money: Smithfield to focus on top-line gains 11 Mar 2010

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US meat producer Smithfield Foods aims to drive increased sales at its packaged meats business this calendar year, as it reaps the benefit of restructuring moves and increased market prices at its hog and pork units.


On the money: Delhaize “steps up” investment to drive growth 11 Mar 2010

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Delhaize has insisted that its planned increase in capital expenditure during 2010 will fuel mid-term growth across its retail banners in the US and Europe.


On the money: Morrisons planning store openings 11 Mar 2010

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UK retailer Morrisons said it will open 60 new stores in the next three years as it continues its drive to move from "national to nationwide".


On the money: Glanbia says Irish dairy sale “win-win” 10 Mar 2010

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Glanbia today (10 March) insisted that the sale of its Irish dairy ingredients, consumer products and agribusiness units would be a “win-win” deal.


On the money: Kroger upbeat on second half outlook 9 Mar 2010

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A cautious US grocer Kroger has said it expects to benefit from an improved competitive environment in the second half of 2010.


On the money: Ahold eyes expansion in 2010 4 Mar 2010

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Ahold has insisted that it is optimistic about its growth prospects this year, despite the continuing challenges presented by an unfavourable consumer environment.

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