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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.
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Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has booked higher first-half earnings, as the company felt the benefit of exchange rates and lower raw material costs in North America and Europe.
Canada Bread, a subsidiary of Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo, is to close its bakery in North Bay, in Canada's Ontario province.
Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.
Profits have risen at Grupo Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.
Grupo Bimbo has launched mini snack bars for children under its Entenmann's brand in the US.
Spanish food maker Adam Foods has reached an agreement to acquire certain Panrico assets in Spain, Portugal and Andorra from Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo.
Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baker, has entered into an agreement to acquire General Mills' frozen bakery and foodservice business in Argentina.
Bimbo Bakeries USA, the US business of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, has announced plans to install a solar energy project at its bakery in Escondido, California, this summer.
Grupo Bimbo's US arm has launched a bread range under its Sara Lee brand centred on the exclusion of artificial flavours, colours and high-fructose corn syrup.
Grupo Bimbo saw sales and earnings rise in 2015, with the Mexico-based bakery giant reporting higher organic sales at home and in Latin America more broadly.
Mexico's Grupo Bimbo has announced the launch of a sourdough-based bread range which uses "natural ingredients".
The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change.
Grupo Bimbo is launching a Minions-themed cake range in Iberia.
Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo has reported a jump in profits for the first nine months of the year.
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.
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.
Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has outlined fresh plans to source palm oil "responsibly".
Grupo Bimbo is adding a pretzel range to its New York Bakery Co. portfolio in the UK.
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.
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.
Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canadian bakery group Italian Home Bakery, the Mexican giant's latest purchase in the market.
Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported an increase in half-year sales and earnings.
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.
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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