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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...

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...

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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Food industry news of week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral 27 Mar 2015

Dean Best

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.


Grupo Bimbo to shut Canada Bread plant 24 Mar 2015

Dean Best

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.


Grupo Bimbo launches Thomas Bagels in Spain 3 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has launched bagels under the Thomas brand in Spain.


Bimbo post Q4 loss, sales up 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo today (27 February) reported a fourth-quarter loss on the back of pension charges and restructuring costs in the US - although sales grew in the last three months of the year.


Bimbo streamlines US production network 2 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has made moves to streamline parts of its production network in the US.

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.

Company research

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BIMBO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BIMBO) - Financial and Strategi

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (Grupo Bimbo) is one of the leading baking companies in the world. It carries out the production, distribution, and marketing of more than 10,000 products including sliced...

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Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV in Packaged Food (World)

Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV in Packaged Food (World)

Grupo Bimbo continues its global expansion policy, as the world’s second largest bakery company and primary bread producer. Bimbo is now active in Latin and North America, Iberia and China, mainly in...

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Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV in Packaged Food (Mexico)

Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV in Packaged Food (Mexico)

Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV is the leader in bakery in Mexico the company offers more than 100 brands which are distributed through a very strong logistics network through both modern grocery retailers and...

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