Actions taken on pricing and moves to improve productivity appear to be paying off for Mondelez International....
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| 18 Feb 2015
Mondelez International has pursued an aggressive cost-cutting agenda that has seen it maintain profits in the face of growth-limiting macroeconomic headwinds. Even as the company said it expects margin expansion to be the primary profit driver in 2015, it would appear that Mondelez is shifting its focus to long-term growth initiatives. Katy Askew reports.
| 12 Feb 2015
Mondelez International's shares rose on the back of a fourth-quarter earnings beat but the company's performance, particularly on its top line, was mixed in 2014. We list the key points from the Cadbury maker's results and its guidance for 2015.
| 7 Nov 2014
Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for annual earnings this week. The Cadbury owner is seeing some pressure on sales - particularly in Europe - after lifting prices to offset higher commodity costs but analysts are generally upbeat about the US group's prospects.
| 11 Jul 2014
The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of Islamic development, and manufacturers in its country and neighbouring Thailand are competing to service this demand. Jens Kastner reports.
| 17 Feb 2015
Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.
| 11 Feb 2015
In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.
| 28 Sep 2015
Premier Foods plc is launching Cadbury Hot Cakes in a bid to extend the brand into "after dinner" desserts in the UK and increase its appeal to older consumers and two-person households.
| 11 Sep 2015
Mars has escaped charges of price fixing in Canada after the country's Public Prosecution Service dropped its case, two years after accusing the Snickers maker of conspiring with Nestle and Hershey.
| 4 Sep 2015
Mondelez International is looking to take Cadbury into Australia's "premium" chocolate market with a new brand, Coco.
| 2 Sep 2015
Mondelez International has opened a chocolate production line at its site in Skarbimierz in south-west Poland.
| 1 Sep 2015
A deal for Green Giant could be nearing with claims US group B&G Foods is in advanced talks to buy the business from General Mills. Elsewhere, eight companies have expressed interest in Australia's Brownes Dairy, while one sale that was announced this week was the acquisition of European snack bar maker VSI by US co-packer Hearthside Food Solutions. And one story that caught your attention was upstart US egg-free mayo maker Just Mayo coming under fire from the country's food watchdog.
| 25 Aug 2015
Mondelez International has added to its Cadbury Dairy Milk range in South Africa with the launch of the "premium" line Silk.
| 24 Aug 2015
Mondelez International chief Irene Rosenfeld has stood behind the snacks giant's moves on costs amid speculation the Cadbury and Oreo owner could face pressure to work harder to improve profitability.
| 10 Aug 2015
Warren Buffett today (10 August) appeared to pour cold water on the prospect of Kraft Heinz Co. making a move for Mondelez International in the near term.
| 7 Aug 2015
Activist US investor Bill Ackman got the market talking this week with the disclosure he has invested in Mondelez International. Could he be betting on an eventual bid for the Cadbury owner from the new Kraft Heinz Co.? Meanwhile, the row over the Maggi continued, with India's food safety watchdog brushing off tests that appeared to clear Nestle's noodles. And three UK snacks businesses hit the headlines. The owners of Nakd owner Natural Balance Foods are weighing up their options, Bear owner Urban Fresh Foods is looking at ways to expand internationally - which could involve investment in the business. And crisp firm Tyrrells snapped up an Australian snack maker.
| 6 Aug 2015
Activist investor William Ackman has built a stake valued at around US$5.5bn in Oreo owner Mondelez International.
| 30 Jul 2015
Premier Foods plc has announced its debut in the UK "nibbles and bites sector" with the launch of a Cadbury Amaze Bites.
| 8 Jul 2015
Premier Foods plc is adding to its line of Cadbury desserts in the UK with the launch of individual and twin pot ambient offerings.
| 26 May 2015
This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.
| 22 May 2015
Mondelez International chocolate unit Cadbury has cut 80 manufacturing jobs in Australia, according to union sources.
| 7 Apr 2015
Mondelez International has confirmed it will appeal a US$92m tax bill in India over what is alleged to be a "phantom factory".
| 7 Apr 2015
Mondelez International is reportedly planning to appeal a US$92m tax bill in India over what is alleged to be a "phantom" factory.
| 2 Apr 2015
Mondelez International has added to its Cadbury Dairy Milk range in the UK with the launch of a range of tablets containing soft-centred, flavoured fillings.
| 27 Mar 2015
The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.
| 11 Mar 2015
UK-based biscuit group Burton's Biscuit Co. is eyeing accelerated growth in the US, where the company hopes to generate US$100m in sales in the "medium term".
| 20 Feb 2015
The annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York investment conference in Florida is one of the key dates in the industry calendar in the US. And this year's event, held this week, could mark a watershed moment.
| 16 Feb 2015
Mondelez International has swooped for US free-from snack manufacturer Enjoy Life Foods in a bid to tap into rising consumer interest in their health.
| 13 Feb 2015
Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods and Kellogg all indicated they are finding the going tough in the US this week with cuts to financial forecasts. Away from the results, however, it was global rice supplier Amira Nature Foods that grabbed the headlines after being accused of corruption.
| 18 Feb 2015
Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours.
| 28 Jan 2015
US fans of British chocolate imports have taken to social media to vent their frustration after Hershey earlier this week reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars into the country.
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