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Comment: Heinz's new owners make presence felt

Heinz has announced the first significant job cuts since the Warren Buffett / 3G Capital takeover only last year. Given 3G's track record wi...

On the move: Heinz's new owners bring in their own

The owners-elect of Heinz have effectively brought in their own man to run the US food giant. Dean Best looks at what the appointment of Bur...

Focus: MPs grill FSA over horse meat in burgers

The horse-meat-in-burgers scandal rumbled on this week. Tesco, The Co-op and Aldi ended some contracts with the supplier at the centre of th...

Best bits: The risks of Arla's fresh push in China

Dairy giant Arla Foods has announced a significant deal in China with local company Mengniu. The Danish-Swedish co-op says the venture repre...

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Heinz UK, Eire jobs at risk as shake-up continues 22 Aug 2013

Dean Best

Over 200 Heinz workers in the UK and Ireland could lose their jobs as the ketchup maker's new owners set out more plans to streamline the business.


Heinz cuts 600 jobs in US and Canada 13 Aug 2013

Dean Best

Heinz is to lay off 600 workers across the US and Canada - with over half the cuts at its HQ in Pittsburgh.


3G Capital exec Basilio named Heinz CFO 10 Jun 2013

Dean Best

Private-equity firm 3G Capital, part owner of US food group Heinz, has named one of its partners as the ketchup maker's new CFO.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 15 Apr 2013

Dean Best

3G Capital, the private-equity firm soon to own Heinz, last week turned to another investment - Burger King - for the US food giant's new CEO. In the UK, R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest own-label ice cream supplier bought a local rival it said would boost its branded stable. Europe was shook by more horsemeat revelations. Meanwhile, we interviewed Sainsbury's on multichannel, Canada's Dare Foods and took a look at the possible suitors for Burton's Biscuit Co.


Burger King boss Hees to lead Heinz 11 Apr 2013

Dean Best

Burger King CEO Bernardo Hees is set to become the chief executive of Heinz when 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway's planned takeover of the US food giant is complete.

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FMCG veteran Kankiwala joins Hovis as chairman 20 May 2014

Dean Best

UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.

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