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On the money: Premier CEO backs brands to drive category growth 4 Mar 2014

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Now Premier Foods has emerged from the shadow its its debt burden with a refinancing package that includes a "landmark" deal with its pension trustees, the UK food group plans to use its stable of brands in growth categories to drive top-line expansion.


On the money: Danone turns to product mix to offset margin pressure 20 Feb 2014

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Danone plans to improve its sales mix through product innovation to offset margin pressure across its markets in 2014, a year in which it now expects margins will not grow as much as it had expected.


On the money: Market buys into Casino's confidence 18 Feb 2014

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Casino's share price has been on something of a rollercoaster in the early weeks of 2014. However, the French retailer's 2013 results and optimism for the months ahead seemed to be echoed by the market today (18 February) with its stock recovering some of the ground it had lost since the start of the year.


On the money: Mondelez scales back top-line ambitions 14 Feb 2014

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In the year or so since Mondelez International was formed, the Cadbury owner's sales performance has, generally, fallen below expectations. Some in the market believed company's sales target was too ambitious, given the slowdown in its key snacks categories around the world. Reflecting on its 2013 performance and 2014 outlook, Mondelez appears to have rejigged its sales goals to follow market performance more closely.


On the money: Success lies in the brand, believes Kellogg 7 Feb 2014

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Kellogg is set to focus its energies on boosting the profile of its namesake "master brand" in a bid to regain market share.


On the money: Ocado still looking at more tie-ups in medium term 4 Feb 2014

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Ocado chief executive Tim Steiner has said the UK online retailer is still looking to further develop licencing deals with larger retailers, although he emphasised there are no "imminent announcements" on any pending agreements.


On the money: Questions surround Carrefour's hypermarket strategy 16 Jan 2014

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That Carrefour made further progress on its turnaround plan during 2013 was left in no doubt today (16 January) when the company revealed improving underlying sales trends. However, fourth-quarter revenues in France missed consensus expectations and the retailer still has a number of domestic questions to answer - particularly around its hypermarket strategy.


On the money: JM Smucker insists "well-positioned" on pricing 21 Nov 2013

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US group JM Smucker has defended its pricing strategy after a fall in second-quarter sales.


On the money: Tyson "doubling down" on prepared foods 20 Nov 2013

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Tyson Foods has indicated it is intensifying its focus on prepared foods as the US-based meat giant continues to build a portfolio of "value-added" products.


On the money: Dairy Crest upbeat on spreads 7 Nov 2013

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Dairy Crest has said that it sees cause for optimism at its struggling spreads business, thanks to improved efficiencies and optimism surrounding its "star" brand - Clover.


On the money: Kellogg targets cereal for focus of reinvestment 5 Nov 2013

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Kellogg has said its core cereal business will be a key focus of the reinvestment from its four-year cost-cutting programme.


On the money: Nestle optimistic over emerging market growth 17 Oct 2013

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Swiss food giant Nestle has offered a positive outlook for future growth in the emerging markets, despite the region experiencing a continued economic slowdown.


On the money: Sainsbury's: own label key to seeing off discount threat 2 Oct 2013

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Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has suggested investment in own label is a key weapon for mainstream grocers as discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to win sales in the UK.


On the money: Tesco optimistic of Europe rebound in H2 2 Oct 2013

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Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, has said it expects to see an improvement in the profitability of its European business in the second half after earnings tumbled in the first six months of the year.


On the money: Fonterra ups focus on nutrition, emerging markets 25 Sep 2013

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Fonterra is aiming to adjust its sales base to increase the proportion of revenue generated by its portfolio of nutritional brands, while also increasing its focus on emerging markets.


On the money: General Mills "very bullish" on cereal prospects 19 Sep 2013

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General Mills has expressed its confidence in the prospects for the breakfast cereals sector in the US, where manufacturers have struggled to get sales growing in recent years.


On the money: Morrisons CEO says space race "over" 12 Sep 2013

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Morrisons chief Dalton Philips today (12 September) insisted the "space race" among major UK grocers is "well and truly over" after the UK's number four food retailer cut its capex budget for new supermarkets.


On the money: Campbell eyeing "smart external development" 30 Aug 2013

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After an active year for M&A, Campbell Soup Co. has said that it remains on the lookout for further opportunities to strengthen its portfolio through "smart external development".


On the money: Hormel not feeling the chill in refrigerated foods 23 Aug 2013

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US food group Hormel Foods has said it is "heading in a good direction" with its refrigerated foods business, despite the unit performing "weakly" in the third quarter.


On the money: Lancaster balance sheet "flexibility" will allow for M&A 23 Aug 2013

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US speciality food group Lancaster Colony says it has "considerable flexibility" in its balance sheet to support potential food-related acquisition.


On the money: Hain looks to new financial year with confidence 22 Aug 2013

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An upbeat Hain Celestial has said continued sales growth in the US and in the UK, as well as productivity savings - including from the integration of recent acquisition Ella's Kitchen - will help it grow profits in the next 12 months.


On the money: Ahold to monitor pricing in "volume pressured" US 22 Aug 2013

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Dutch retailer Ahold has said it will continue to evaluate its price positioning in the US as retailers in the country face pressure on sales volumes.


On the money: Goodman Fielder upbeat despite bakery competition 15 Aug 2013

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Australian food group Goodman Fielder has insisted NPD and increased marketing spend will boost sales from its baking business, its largest division, after it came under pressure in recent months.


On the money: Pinnacle: We can continue M&A pursuit 14 Aug 2013

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US food group Pinnacle Foods has said it has the capacity to continue pursuing M&A despite just agreeing a deal to acquire Unilever's Wish-Bone salad dressings business.


On the money: Flowers eyes new markets before bakery reopenings 14 Aug 2013

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Flowers Foods will look at new markets for its enlarged portfolio of bread brands to boost volumes before it considers reopening the former Hostess Brands bakeries it acquired earlier this year.


On the money: CEO repeats WhiteWave interest in M&A 12 Aug 2013

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WhiteWave Foods CEO Gregg Engles has reaffirmed the Alpro owner's interest in expanding its business through acquisitions.


On the money: Kerry eyes improvement for consumer foods 8 Aug 2013

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Kerry Group has said it will "take time" to get its consumer foods division back to where it should be after the unit saw sales and earnings fall in the first half of the year.


On the money: Nestle growth target "a stretch" - CFO 8 Aug 2013

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Nestle will require organic sales gains to accelerate in the second half of the year if it is to meet its target of "around 5%" growth, an aim finance chief Wan Ling Martello admitted today is "a stretch".


On the money: Mondelez bullish as emerging economies slow 8 Aug 2013

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Mondelez International has insisted its investment plans - and the "strength" of its brands - will protect the snacks giant from signs of a slowdown in key emerging markets.


On the money: Kraft Foods looks to brand building to boost volumes 2 Aug 2013

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Kraft Foods Group has admitted it is not yet "firing on all cylinders" and will look to increase brand building programmes to address a decline in sales volumes.

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