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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...

Flowers eyes new markets before bakery reopenings

Flowers Foods will look at new markets for its enlarged portfolio of bread brands to boost volumes before it considers reopening the former...

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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.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 18 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Chiquita Brands International was in the limelight as it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of two popcorn factories in Ohio, and Campbell Soup Co.'s Plum Baby business announced its exit from the UK. just-food's management briefing series took a trip to Japan to see how food companies can succeed in a low-growth market.


US bakery group Flowers cuts earnings forecast 12 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Flowers Foods tumbled today (12 August) after the US bakery group cuts its forecasts for annual sales and earnings.


Flowers Foods names Alexander COO 15 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US baked goods firm Flowers Foods has promoted Bradley Alexander as chief operating officer.


Shares in Flowers Foods dip on Q1 profit drop 15 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US bakery group Flowers Foods has reported lower first-quarter profits as costs linked to its acquisition of assets from the former Hostess Brands weighed on its bottom line.

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