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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...

"Stalking horse" Flowers eyes Hostess brands

Flowers Foods showed its hand when it emerged as the "stalking horse" bidder for parts of Hostess Brands' bread business, notably the Wonder...

Investment will better us - Barry Callebaut CEO

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut insisted it is "confident" on the outlook for the coming fiscal year after investments weighed on the...

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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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Bimbo acquires Ecuador bread maker Supan 16 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has entered Ecuador through the acquisition of Supan, the "leading" bread producer in the country.


Bimbo income falls on one-offs 1 May 2014

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo saw first-quarter operating profit fall 22% due to costs associated with restructuring initiatives in the US.


Bimbo announces US plant closure, 178 jobs axed 31 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo has announced it will cease production at its bakery in New York state.


UPDATE: More job cuts expected at Maple Leaf 27 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

More job cuts are likely to result from Maple Leaf Foods' move to realign its organisational structure after the group sold off its bakery unit earlier this year.

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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