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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was, in its early days, hailed as a model of inter-stakeholder collaboration but has faced mounting criticism as the years have gone by - not least in a stinging letter from a number of food companies last summer. The organisation has a new set of criteria - RSPO Next - that it says strengthen standards. But, as Ben Cooper reports, the new benchmarks have attracted disapproval.
In 2000, Kellogg moved to buy US group Kashi in a bid to expand into growing parts of the country's cereal category and help efforts in what the Special K maker called at the time "the rapidly growing natural foods marketplace". However, 15 years on, the acquisition can be held up as an example of how a food major buying an up-and-coming, fast-growing rival can go wrong. Kashi has struggled for growth in recent years but, speaking at this week's Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference this week, Kellogg set out its plans to revitalise the business.
Kellogg's US business weighed on its results in 2015 but the company insisted its troubled US cereal business was seeing signs of improvement. However, the group's domestic snacks arm is under pressure. Hannah Abdulla reports.
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.
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.
French dairy giant Danone has confirmed it is in "exclusive negotiations" to acquire a minority interest in premium biscuit-to-dessert maker Michel et Augustin via its newly-formed investment vehicle.
Kellogg has launched a line of kids breakfast cereals in India, Kellogg's Ragi Chocos.
Kellogg is establishing an investment vehicle, Eighteen94 Capital, that will make "minority investments" in companies pioneering "next-generation innovation" in the food sector.
Kellogg's US natural foods business, Kashi Company, has acquired snack bar maker Pure Organic.
Kellogg has launched a Coco Pops-branded "brownie-style bake" in the UK to target children looking for snacks after school.
Kellogg is to put "health star" nutrition labels on its snacks in Australia, broadening the number of its products under the scheme, which was jointly developed by the country's government and industry officials.
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.
Kellogg has announced the departure of its chief finance officer, Ron Dissinger.
Kellogg CEO John Bryant said today (5 May) said the US cereal and snacks group had made "good progress on our priorities" in the first quarter, a period when underlying net sales and profits rose.
Kellogg is foraying into new spaces with the launch of a quiche range under its Special K brand in the US.
Kellogg will start labelling products on sale in the US that contain genetically modified ingredients as of next month.
Kellogg has announced the launch of gluten-free versions of its Corn Flakes and Special K cereals in Australia.
Kellogg's full-year sales and profits have again been hit by weakness in its domestic arm.
Kellogg is assessing whether to make more cuts to the amount of sugar in its breakfast cereals on sale in the UK.
Philippines-based food group Monde Nissin is to distribute Kellogg's products across the country.
This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.
Kellogg has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020.
Kellogg is to launch a line of six cereals made with so-called ancient grains in the UK.
More than 30 US food companies including the likes of ConAgra Foods, Smucker, Kellogg and General Mills have signed up to SmartLabel technology, committing to being more transparent about the ingredients that go into their products.
Kellogg has plans to launch 40 products in the US early next year, with innovation in cereal, frozen foods and snacks.
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.
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.
After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.
In the sustainability arena, objective endorsement by a third party, particularly an NGO with credibility levels among consumers that even Unilever can only dream of, is an extremely valuable commodity.
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