Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...
The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. Ther...
| 4 Aug 2014
Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last year, legislation was passed for a tax on high-calorie foods. Now, food manufacturers operating in Mexico have had restrictions placed on their advertising. Paula Krizanovic reports.
| 24 Jul 2014
Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has predicted improvement in the second half.
| 17 Feb 2014
Grupo Bimbo's acquisition of Canada Bread builds on a number of recent deals aimed at strengthening the Mexican baker's hand in North America, consolidates the group's position as the world's largest baked goods provider and increases its exposure to higher margin premium branded sales. Katy Askew reports.
| 17 May 2013
US baker Flowers Foods has said it is "confident" its snack cake business will continue to thrive even as the new-look Hostess Brands returns to the market, with products including Twinkies.
| 31 Jan 2013
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.
| 15 Mar 2012
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.
| 18 Sep 2015
Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has revealed that its Bony branded cake will return to the Spanish market after a social media campaign - #VuelveBony – was launched this summer.
| 11 Sep 2015
This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes.
| 11 Sep 2015
Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has outlined fresh plans to source palm oil "responsibly".
| 2 Sep 2015
Grupo Bimbo is adding a pretzel range to its New York Bakery Co. portfolio in the UK.
| 24 Jul 2015
Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.
| 23 Jul 2015
Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo is banking on last month's acquisition of a clutch of assets from Spanish bakery group Panrico to propel its growth in Europe over the next three years.
| 23 Jul 2015
Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canadian bakery group Italian Home Bakery, the Mexican giant's latest purchase in the market.
| 22 Jul 2015
Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported an increase in half-year sales and earnings.
| 26 Jun 2015
This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.
| 22 Jun 2015
Grupo Bimbo today (22 June) confirmed it has struck an agreement to buy parts of Spanish bakery company Panrico.
| 22 Jun 2015
Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reportedly struck a deal to buy Spanish company Panrico.
| 12 Jun 2015
Mexican bakery group, Grupo Bimbo, has announced a US$9.3m investment to expand operations at its plant in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
| 29 May 2015
Hormel Foods' latest move to inject more growth into its business - a move for US organic meats firm Applegate Farms - grabbed the headlines this week. In Europe, France's Groupe Bel struck a deal in Africa and is to take a majority stake in Moroccan dairy Safilait.
| 27 May 2015
Grupo Bimbo has opened a new EUR50m (US$54.6) bakery in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara), Spain.
| 1 May 2015
Grupo Bimbo's US arm has announced the nationwide launch of whole grain breads under its Nature's Harvest brand.
| 27 Apr 2015
Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo booked higher first-quarter sales and earnings on the back of broad-based regional expansion and improved margins.
| 21 Apr 2015
Grupo Bimbo's UK-based brand The New York Bakery Co. is launching a range of thinner bagels to tap into growing demand for what it called "sandwich alternatives".
| 14 Apr 2015
Grupo Bimbo is rolling out Healthfull whole grain bread across the US.
| 14 Apr 2015
Grupo Bimbo has introduced spicy snacks brand Takis into the Spanish market.
| 27 Mar 2015
One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.
| 24 Mar 2015
Grupo Bimbo is to close a Canada Bread plant in Halifax in Nova Scotia, part of the Mexico-based group's efforts to improve efficiency at a business it acquired last year.
| 3 Mar 2015
Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has launched bagels under the Thomas brand in Spain.
| 2 May 2014
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.
| 11 Sep 2013
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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