Kellogg has this week insisted its struggling US cereal division is showing signs of improvement. However, despite recent innovation and an...
Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...
| 18 Sep 2015
The natural products sector has waived in a seismic shift in the mainstream shopping habits of American consumers. This has attracted the attention of legacy brand manufacturers. But as the forces of big food look to cash in, SMEs have leveraged their agility to focus on delivering new products. Here is just-food's pick of some of the most exciting new products on show from SMEs at this year's Natural Products Expo East.
| 17 Sep 2015
US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Kellogg has partnered with Tolaram Africa, the local arm of Singapore-based conglomerate Tolaram Group. While the deal will not provide an immediate lift for Kellogg's struggling sales, it positions the company for long-term growth in a region of increasing importance for consumer goods companies. Katy Askew reports.
| 27 Aug 2015
A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.
| 5 Aug 2015
Kellogg reported a second quarter of declining profits and sales but on a conference call with investors yesterday, the management team insisted it is taking the right steps to position itself for long-term growth. Here is just-food's take on the latest numbers, recent performance and outlook for the business.
| 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.
| 19 Nov 2015
Kellogg has plans to launch 40 products in the US early next year, with innovation in cereal, frozen foods and snacks.
| 11 Nov 2015
Pioneer Food Group, the South African food processor, has confirmed its proposed acquisition of a stake 50% stake in nutritional cereal maker Futurelife Health Products has been cleared by local competition authorities.
| 6 Nov 2015
This week, TreeHouse Foods announced the acquisition of ConAgra Foods' troubled private-label arm for US$2.7bn. Kellogg posted yet another quarter of falling cereal sales, although CEO John Bryant insisted the category was improving. Kraft Heinz Co. announced a fresh swathe of job cuts across the US and Canada And just-food interviewed UK cheese maker Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier who highlighted the challenges in the UK market for an independent dairy operator.
| 6 Nov 2015
TreeHouse Foods confirmed that it will acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. Kellogg revealed further declines at its US cereal business. The Kraft Heinz Co. reported its first results as a combined group – and detailed further job cuts. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.
| 3 Nov 2015
Continued pressure in the North American cereal category has contributed to another sales and profit decline for Kellogg.
| 30 Oct 2015
Kellogg has committed to only source cage-free eggs and stop using gestation stalls in the US by the end of 2025.
| 29 Oct 2015
US snacks-to-cereal group Kellogg has invested US$130m to construct a manufacturing facility in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia, that will serve as a production hub for the group's snack brands in the Asia Pacific region.
| 28 Oct 2015
Snyder's-Lance, the US snacks group, has swooped to strike an agreement to buy Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods.
| 23 Oct 2015
Kellogg is reportedly in late-stage talks over a potential acquisition of US snack maker Diamond Foods in a deal that could be valued at around US$1.5bn.
| 23 Oct 2015
Hershey has outlined a series of new sustainability targets as part of its move to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative drawn up by the Obama administration to "demonstrate support for action on climate change".
| 16 Oct 2015
Food manufacturing giants including Nestle, Mars Inc and Kellogg have written an open letter to EU commissioners, lobbying for legislation to be introduced to limit the amount of hydrogenated vegetable oils, the main source of trans fatty acids, in processed food.
| 12 Oct 2015
Kellogg has revamped its Nutri-Grain Original brand in Australia with a new recipe that the company believes offers a healthier option for consumers.
| 2 Oct 2015
Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.
| 1 Oct 2015
The CEOs of some of the US's largest food companies - including Mars Inc, General Mills and Kellogg – have called on world leaders to forge "robust international agreements" on climate change at upcoming intergovernmental talks on the issue in Paris.
| 28 Sep 2015
Kellogg today (28 September) announced its second deal in Africa in a fortnight, buying Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for around US$50m.
| 22 Sep 2015
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy have announced plans to halve national food waste by 2030.
| 21 Sep 2015
This week, Kellogg announced plans to increase its exposure in Africa through a joint-venture with local player, Tolaram Foods. Elsewhere, Tyson Foods was once again in the spotlight over animal abuse allegations. Nestle lost its battle to trademark its KitKat product in the European Court of Justice Midamar pleaded guilty to allegations it mislabeled products for export as halal.
| 21 Sep 2015
News from emerging markets featured heavily on our pages this week, with the Irish and Chinese governments striking a Memorandum of Understanding on food safety cooperation, further consolidation in Egypt and Kellogg expanding in Africa. Elsewhere, we brought you coverage of some of the most innovative products on display at the Natural Products Expo East. Here are some of the top news and insight stories on just-food this week.
| 15 Sep 2015
Kellogg has announced a joint venture agreement with African consumer products firm Tolaram to "significantly expand" its presence in Africa.
| 1 Sep 2015
Kellogg is reportedly set to call on South Africa's competition watchdog to block a proposed deal between local companies Pioneer Foods and Futurelife.
| 21 Aug 2015
Acquisitive Nomad Foods, which has snapped up one frozen food business in Europe and is set to buy another, this week confirmed it is eyeing possible deals in the sector in the US. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, Hershey is to go it alone in Brazil and Kellogg is to invest in R&D in India.
| 21 Aug 2015
This week, Emmi reported a rise in first half profits on the back of stronger margins while Petra's profit suffered as a result of a slowing economy in Indonesia. We also took a look at what the easing of trade sanctions in Iran could mean for international food makers. Here is the week in quotes.
| 6 Oct 2015
With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.
| 19 Mar 2015
Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.
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