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Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Focus: Canada Bread boosts Bimbo's global profile

Grupo Bimbo's acquisition of Canada Bread builds on a number of recent deals aimed at strengthening the Mexican baker's hand in North Americ...

Flowers confident on cakes ahead of Hostess return

US baker Flowers Foods has said it is "confident" its snack cake business will continue to thrive even as the new-look Hostess Brands return...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Barry Callebaut 31 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

Since selling its consumer units over the last few years, business-to-business chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has been treading a new path focused on its "core" business with industrial and artisanal customers. Michelle Russell caught up with Barry Callebaut marketing director for Western Europe, Sofie De Lathouwer at this year's ISM confectionery show in Cologne to find out more about its strategy for growth.


The just-food interview - Barry Callebaut 15 Mar 2012

Dean Best

As the world's largest business-to-business cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut is at the forefront of innovation in the sector. In this month's just-food interview, R&D chief Hans Vriens spoke to Dean Best on the future of the chocolate market.

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Bimbo profits up on Canada Bread, lower costs 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as raw material costs fell in the third quarter.


Grupo Bimbo to invest in Spain unit 2 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo has announced a EUR2m investment into its production and distribution activities in the Canary Islands.


Industry giants extend kids marketing pledges 22 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nine of the world's largest food manufacturers have moved to extend the restrictions they have placed on how they advertise to children.


Grupo Bimbo to close Harrisburg plant 9 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo has announced the closure of a production plant in Pennsylvania.


H1 sales, profits up at Grupo Bimbo 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported higher half-year sales and earnings.

Latest blogs

Profits up, sales down at Canada Bread ahead of Grupo Bimbo sale 2 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Ahead of its sale to Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread has reported a rise in profits for its first quarter of 2014, although sales came under pressire.


Scepticism over rumours linking Bimbo to Hovis 11 Sep 2013

Dean Best

Premier Foods' shares were buoyed last week by talk Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo could be interested in the UK firm's Hovis unit. But not everyone in the City thinks a move from Mexico could be in the offing.

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