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Imminent Hostess Brands sale would be surprise

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. Ther...

Flowers looks to soothe market after forecast cut

Shares in US bakery group Flowers Foods sank yesterday after it cut its earnings forecast for 2014 - but the company immediately sought to s...

Focus: M&A remains core for acquisitive Flowers

Flowers Foods, the second-largest bakery group in the US, has been an active consolidator in the industry and the group remains on the hunt....

Editor's viewpoint: US consumer chill lingers

Read the financial statements and listen to the conference calls from US food manufacturers in recent days and it is clear: companies operat...

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Food news of the week: yoghurt cartel, US ports 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.


Food industry quotes of week: Mondelez, Kellogg 13 Feb 2015

Dean Best

It was a week of numbers on just-food, with PepsiCo, Kellogg, Flowers and Kraft all issuing a mixed bag of financial results. We were also present at Gulfood in Dubai this week, reporting on companies looking to make their mark in the Middle East. Elsewhere, Amira Nature Foods was caught up in corruption allegations and investment firm Arlon announced the acquisition of a stake in Brazilian frozen veg maker Grano Alimentos.


Flowers Foods remains on M&A trail 12 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

US baker Flowers Foods has indicated it remains vigilant for M&A opportunities despite posting lower full-year sales and earnings.


Flowers Foods lowers sales, earnings outlook 12 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Flowers Foods, the US baker, downgraded its sales and earnings forecasts for the full year as declining volumes weighed on the top line.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 18 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Five months ago, Chiquita Brands International announced plans to merge with fellow banana supplier Fyffes. The deal was set to close by the end of the year. However, this week, an unsolicited takeover bid came in for Chiquita, which promptly rejected the offer. However, the suitors have indicated they may not go away easily. Elsewhere, our coverage of Russia's food embargo continued, we looked in-depth at the opportunities for growth in Japan in our latest management briefing and, in a new M&A column, we suggested Raisio sell up to private equity.

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Flowers Foods, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Flowers Foods, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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Flowers Foods, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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