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On the money: Innovation helped offset difficult UK cereal market - Kellogg 6 Feb 2013

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Cereal giant Kellogg said the UK cereal category continues to be competitive but added that a focus on innovation has driven improvements over the last year.


On the money: Mead Johnson sees "excellent progress" in China 1 Feb 2013

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US infant nutrition group Mead Johnson has highlighted "excellent progress" at its Chinese business in the back half of 2012 and after overcoming issues in the country in the first half of the year.


On the money: Hershey upbeat on international markets 31 Jan 2013

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US chocolate giant Hershey has indicated it will step up its investment in overseas markets as it plans to drive the growth of its five "global brands".


On the money: McCormick in talks on more acquisitions - CEO 25 Jan 2013

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US spice and flavours firm McCormick has said that it plans further acquisitions in 2013, as it seeks to claw back share price value lost following its results statement this week.


On the money: Unilever eyes gross margin improvement for food 23 Jan 2013

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Unilever has said it expected its food business to have performed better in 2012 and said innovation will be an important source of gross margin improvement in the division in the new financial year.


On the money: Magnit profit rises on margin gains 22 Jan 2013

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Russian retailer Magnit has seen profits benefit from improved purchasing terms and cost controls as it expanded its store footprint over the past 12 months.


On the money: Delhaize getting its house in order 17 Jan 2013

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International food retailer Delhaize has pleased many investors and analysts by returning to sales growth in the US and announcing plans to close more loss-making stores in the country.


On the money: Associated British Foods on the up 17 Jan 2013

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Analysts' superlatives for the 'stunning' performance of Primark do not stretch to the food units of Associated British Foods, but the group as a whole looks healthy in 2013 - and it might also have cash to splurge.


On the money: Thorntons commercial sales good news for turnaround strategy - analysts 16 Jan 2013

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The continued outperformance of Thorntons' commercial division proves the UK confectioner's strategy to rebalance its business model is paying off, analysts have suggested.


On the money: Ocado rallies but has a lot to prove 15 Jan 2013

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Ocado's Christmas sales rise has brought some cheer to investors, but analysts say the retailer's path to sustainable profit remains riddled with risks.


On the money: Tesco sees consumers turning to own label 10 Jan 2013

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UK retailer Tesco benefited from an increased uptake of own label products in the UK, where it has relaunched various products in its own brand line-up as part of its turnaround strategy.


On the money: Marks & Spencer upbeat on food performance 10 Jan 2013

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Marks & Spencer has remained upbeat about the performance of its food division despite a slowdown in like-for-like sales.


On the money: Sainsbury's sees evolving shopping habits 9 Jan 2013

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More frugal consumers are evolving the way they shop in response to the austere economic environment, Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has suggested.


On the money: Morrisons hints at online launch 7 Jan 2013

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Morrisons today (7 January) hinted that an announcement regarding its long-awaited launch into online retail could be nearing.


On the money: General Mills optimistic about outlook for US cereal, yoghurt 20 Dec 2012

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General Mills has insisted it is upbeat about the prospects for its US cereal and yoghurt businesses, its two largest in the country and under scrutiny from analysts.


On the money: Smithfield confident on fresh pork turnaround 7 Dec 2012

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Smithfield Foods is confident its fresh pork business will deliver profitable results this year, even as it is squeezed between depressed consumer sentiment and the need to raise retail prices.


On the money: King touts Sainsbury's private-label strength 15 Nov 2012

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Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King believes UK consumers can use own label to offset the pressure of rising inflation - and has insisted the retailer has a competitive advantage over its rivals in non-branded goods.


On the money: JBS sees competitive edge in Brazilian beef 14 Nov 2012

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Beef giant JBS has said it will increase beef production levels in its domestic market of Brazil as it looks to capitalise on the lower-cost production model operating in the country.


On the money: Mondelez will recover in Brazil, Russia - Rosenfeld 9 Nov 2012

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Irene Rosenfeld, the CEO of Mondelez International, has said the newly-formed snacks group will bounce back in Brazil and Russia, two key emerging markets that hit the company's sales in the third quarter.


On the money: US retailer Whole Foods Market increases value focus 9 Nov 2012

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Natural and organic US retailer Whole Foods Market has increased its focus on value to drive its same-store sales gains.


On the money: Morrisons to refocus marketing, promotions 8 Nov 2012

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Morrisons has admitted it needs to strengthen its marketing message and promotional mechanics to win over consumers and reverse declining sales trends.


On the money: Barry Callebaut "confident" following investment surge 7 Nov 2012

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Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut insisted it is "confident" on the outlook for the coming fiscal year after investments weighed on the group's bottom line.


On the money: M&S looks to differentiate through innovation 6 Nov 2012

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Marks and Spencer has indicated it is looking to differentiate its food offering from that delivered by UK supermarkets, with a focus on innovation and quality to drive growth.


On the money: Kellogg "very cautious" on European outlook 2 Nov 2012

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Kellogg has admitted it is "very cautious" about the prospects for its European markets in 2013.


On the money: Bullish Hain looks to leverage health and wellness 2 Nov 2012

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US speciality food group Hain Celestial sounded a bullish note on the prospects for both its domestic and international businesses as it focuses on leveraging its health and wellness credentials.


On the money: Bunge expects consolidation in grain 26 Oct 2012

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US agribusiness giant Bunge expects to be an active player in a process of consolidation in grain markets after recent volatility and crop failures in the sector.


On the money: Supervalu in "active dialogue" on disposals 19 Oct 2012

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US retail operator Supervalu has indicated that it is exploring the possible the sale of unspecified parts of its business as it looks to return to profitable growth.


On the money: Nestle sees North America trend improvement 18 Oct 2012

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Nestle has said it is seeing positive trends resulting in market share gains in North America, where depressed consumer sentiment has proven problematic for the Swiss food giant through the beginning of this year.


On the money: PepsiCo focused on "balancing" Frito-Lay performance 17 Oct 2012

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PepsiCo has said it remains focused on "balancing" the performance of Frito-Lay as it looks to build momentum in the turnaround of its North American snack food business.


On the money: Danone predicts continued weakness in Europe 17 Oct 2012

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French food giant Danone said it expects the same weaknesses it has seen in its European dairy division this quarter to continue through into the fourth.

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