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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.


On the money: Safeway to build on Promise campaign in 2010 3 Mar 2010

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Safeway Inc. plans to build on the Promise campaign it launched in July last year as the economy shows signs of recovery and consumers start trading up.


On the money: Fresh Del Monte eyes new Asia markets 2 Mar 2010

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Fresh Del Monte Produce will target new markets in Asia despite this morning announcing a slide in full-year earnings.


On the money: Woolworths Ltd plans price offensive 26 Feb 2010

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Australian supermarket group Woolworths Ltd plans to ramp up its investment in price in order to drive sales volumes.


On the money: Safeway CEO sees inflation returning in 2010 25 Feb 2010

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Safeway Inc. chief executive Steve Burd today (25 February) suggest that food prices could start to rise again in the US in 2010 after a period of "unprecedented" deflation in the market.


On the money: Heinz sees increased trade, marketing spend 25 Feb 2010

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US ketchup giant Heinz has expects to increase its investment in promotional spending, innovation and marketing over the next three months to boost volumes from its US and European business.


On the money: Wessanen talks up potential of organic food 25 Feb 2010

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Wessanen CEO Frans Koffrie today (25 February) insisted organic food has long-term potential in Europe as the Dutch food group looks to rebuild after a tumultuous 2009.


On the money: Maple Leaf optimistic for UK market 25 Feb 2010

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Canadian food group Maple Leaf Foods said it has “plenty of irons in the fire” for growth in the UK.


On the money: JM Smucker sees trade-down waning 24 Feb 2010

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US peanut butter and jelly maker JM Smucker has said that it saw product mix improvements in the third quarter and claimed consumers were returning to more premium brands.


On the money: Kerry forecasts mixed fortunes for UK, Ireland 23 Feb 2010

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Kerry Group today (23 February) admitted it expects mixed fortunes from the company's consumer foods businesses in the UK and Ireland in 2010.


On the money: Campbell to step up soup promotions 22 Feb 2010

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Campbell Soup Co. plans to use promotions to revive sales of its ready-to-serve soups in the US after a quarter in which sales of the products slid 18%.


On the money: Carrefour to “accelerate” transformation effort 19 Feb 2010

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Carrefour aims to “accelerate” the changes it has put in place through its transformation programme over the next 12 months.

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