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US attitude to health, sustainability is changing

Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...

Viewpoint: US health food in play - at a price

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...

Can Kellogg rejuvenate its US cereal brands?

Over the past ten years, Kellogg has moved to reduce its reliance on the cereal aisle, with the Keebler and Pringes acquisitions opening up...

Deal or no deal: Will UB owners float or sell?

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are progressing with plans to offload UK Jacob's-to-McVitie's manufacturer United Biscuits. The question o...

Latest Interviews

Interview: United Biscuits international chief 7 Aug 2014

Andrew Don

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.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.


Chaucer in Crunchies deal after takeover claims 29 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Chaucer Foods has acquired a majority stake in Crunchies Food Co., the US snacks firm that filed for Chapter 11 after claiming the UK-based food ingredients group had tried to launch a hostile bid for the business.


United Biscuits names Meysman new chairman 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

United Biscuits, with owners weighing up whether to float or sell the business, has named Thomas Cook chair Frank Meysman as chairman of the UK biscuit manufacturer.


Kellogg, Nestle slammed for "chaotic" salt policy 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle and Kellogg have been criticised by World Action on Salt and Health for what it says is a "chaotic approach" to salt reduction in products.


Sanitarium launches oat-based breakfast drink 15 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Sanitarium, the Australian food group credited with kick-starting the breakfast drink category in the country over a decade ago, has added an oats-based product to its range.

Latest blogs

Analysts call for PepsiCo to sell off Quaker 16 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

With sales under pressure and margins precarious, PepsiCo should sell off its Quaker North America business, Jefferies analysts argued today (16 October).


Kellogg shows willing but is it enough to secure UB? 3 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg CEO John Byrant has reportedly flown to London to meet with United Biscuits as part of the US company's bid to seal a deal for the UK biscuits group.

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