The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarca...
A group of major consumer goods companies and investors have publicly called on the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen...
| 23 Jun 2015
The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.
| 17 Jun 2015
A group of major consumer goods companies and investors have publicly called on the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards following mounting criticism of the multi-stakeholder platform. This has left the RSPO pondering whether it can afford to continue to move at a pace that keeps less ambitious companies engaged or whether it should allow more progressive members to set the agenda, Ben Cooper reports.
| 6 Mar 2015
Profound adjustments in how consumers view health have been at the heart of a significant shift in consumption patterns in the US. Packaged and highly processed foods have fallen out of vogue. The country's largest food manufacturers have been left scrambling to catch up on trends like natural, gluten-free and protein-dense. Clean labelling has become a watchword and consumers are seeking out options free from artificial additives and GMOs. In the next instalment of the just-food briefing, we examine how this is playing out in the foodservice arena.
| 4 Mar 2015
There are increasing signs foodservice is gaining share from the grocery retail channel in the US. However, branded manufacturers face the thorny question of how to use their brand strength in conjunction with foodservice operators, many of whom have their own, equally strong, brand pulling power. In this installment of the just-food management briefing we look at how brands can be leveraged in foodservice.
| 13 Mar 2015
There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.
| 7 Aug 2014
While speculation over the future ownership of United Biscuits intensifies, the UK snack maker is making strides beyond its domestic market, with a significant proportion of its growth coming from developing economies – Africa, the Middle East, India and China in particular. Jeff van der Eems, chief executive of UB's international business, speaks to Andrew Don about the company's international ambitions.
| 30 Jun 2015
US cereal group Kellogg aims to tap into what it said were the "hottest trends" in the US with the launch of more than 40 products.
| 23 Jun 2015
Kellogg is rolling out a number of new cereal products in the UK.
| 15 Jun 2015
Kellogg has agreed to a settlement fee of US$3.99m in a class action lawsuit against its 'all natural' claims for its Kashi product in Florida.
| 10 Jun 2015
General Mills has axed Nibblr, its subscription snack service that was launched 18 months ago.
| 9 Jun 2015
HJ Heinz, the US ketchup maker, has stressed its products on sale in India meet local regulations as the company confirmed it is in "ongoing communication" with Indian food quality regulators.
| 8 Jun 2015
Indian food safety authorities are reportedly examining popular packaged foods manufactured by the likes of Heinz and Kellogg after a row erupted over Nestle's Maggi noodles.
| 5 Jun 2015
This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes
| 1 Jun 2015
Food manufacturers including Kellogg, Mars and PepsiCo have criticised the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for failing to "address critical sustainability concerns" in the supply chain for the ingredient.
| 11 May 2015
This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.
| 11 May 2015
Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.
| 5 May 2015
Kellogg today (5 May) reported lower underlying net sales and operating profit for the first quarter of 2015 - but CEO John Bryant claimed the trend behind the US food group's top line was improving.
| 30 Apr 2015
Cereal giant Kellogg has confirmed plans to shut its frozen food facility in Clearfield, Utah.
| 20 Apr 2015
Kellogg has set out plans to use the health star rating labels jointly developed by the Australian government and industry on cereals on sale in the country.
| 7 Apr 2015
Kellogg has insisted there is "no link" between its tax situation in the UK and a warning in its annual report changes to tax regulations in international markets could hit profits.
| 7 Apr 2015
Kellogg has attracted attention in the UK over its tax arrangements in the country after warning that the closure of tax loopholes could hit profits in its annual report.
| 2 Apr 2015
Kellogg has launched a range of tortilla chips in the UK under snack brand Pringles.
| 1 Apr 2015
Cereal giant Kellogg is launching a whole grain muesli offering in Australia.
| 20 Feb 2015
This week, Danone reported its full year numbers with a rise in organic sales but lower earnings on a reported basis. Elsewhere Mondelez acquired free-from snack maker Enjoy Life. The Consumer Analyst Group of New York also took place and featured presentations from Kellogg, PepsiCo and Mead Johnson. Here is the week in quotes
| 20 Feb 2015
The annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York investment conference in Florida is one of the key dates in the industry calendar in the US. And this year's event, held this week, could mark a watershed moment.
| 19 Feb 2015
Kellogg believes its acquisition of Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr can help further build its business in the Middle East.
| 19 Feb 2015
Kellogg is to launch a "simpler" breakfast product, on the back of rising demand for better-for-you foods with fewer ingredients.
| 18 Feb 2015
Kellogg has launched a gluten-free variant of its Eggo breakfast waffle in the US.
| 19 Mar 2015
Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.
| 16 Mar 2015
Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.
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