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Kellogg is an international food company. Founded by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906, Kellogg is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as K. The head office for Kellogg is located in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.

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The benefits of engaging staff in sustainability

Initiatives aimed at involving employees in sustainability aims are now commonplace in progressive food companies, and for good reason. Ben...

Ben Cooper | 22 Sep 2016

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainability are immensely varied. Here, just-food looks at the different ways six global food manufacturers seek to engage their workforce in their sustainability aims.

Dean Best | 11 Aug 2016

Kellogg last week announced mixed second-quarter results, with growth in underlying operating profit above analyst expectations but reported revenue missing forecasts on Wall Street and underlying sales declining. However, the Special K and Pringles maker lifted its forecast for underlying earnings per share for 2016 - and raised its target for underlying operating margin for 2017/18. Its shares closed up on the day. just-food provides the most important talking points from what was a detailed announcement.

Katy Askew | 4 Jul 2016

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valued the Reese's Pieces maker at approximately US$22.83bn. Here is just-food's summary of what you need to know about the deal. 

Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more companies have entered the category. However, as the market has developed, so its rate of growth has started to slow. just-food looks at Australia's gluten-free breakfast cereal category and analyses the prospects of a still-growing but more mature segment.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 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.

Andrew Don | 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.

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John Shepherd | 20 Oct 2016

Kellogg has announced a licensing partnership with US protein processing and innovation firm Mistica Foods to launch ready-to-cook chicken breast bites breaded with its Cheez-It crackers in their domestic market.

Katy Askew | 13 Oct 2016

US snacks-to-cereal giant Kellogg has become a "controlling" shareholder in Brazilian snack maker Parati Group through its acquisition of Ritmo Investimentos. 

John Shepherd | 13 Oct 2016

Kellogg has confirmed it is planning to close its only cereal manufacturing plant in Germany.

John Shepherd | 15 Aug 2016

Kellogg said today (15 August) it is going "back to basics" with the launch of a range of granola and muesli products in the UK that "boasts a delicious blend of classic, well-known ingredients".

Dean Best | 4 Aug 2016

Kellogg has lifted its forecast for underlying earnings per share for 2016 - and raised its target for underlying operating margin for 2017/18.

John Shepherd | 3 Aug 2016

Kellogg is to start a "phased" closure of its snacks plant in Seelyville, Indiana, early next year, the company told just-food today (3 August).

John Shepherd | 20 Jul 2016

Advertising regulators in the UK have upheld complaints about two advertisements by Kellogg relating to the cereal maker's Special K products and have ruled that the ads breached codes of conduct.

Richard Siddle | 18 Jul 2016

Snack bars on sale in Australia are guilty of misleading shoppers over the level or quality of fruit that manufacturers claim are in their brands, according to the latest hard hitting report from Choice, the country’s independent product review and testing organisation.

Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Danone's takeover offer for WhiteWave Foods – which received the unanimous backing of the WhiteWave board – is to be probed by lawyers representing WhiteWave investors. 

Helen Arnold | 8 Jul 2016

Cereal giant Kellog’s is updating its Raisin Bran range with the introduction of a granola variety.

Katy Askew | 23 Jun 2016

Kellogg has launched a line of kids breakfast cereals in India, Kellogg's Ragi Chocos. 

Katy Askew | 20 Jun 2016

Kellogg is establishing an investment vehicle, Eighteen94 Capital, that will make "minority investments" in companies pioneering "next-generation innovation" in the food sector. 

Katy Askew | 17 Jun 2016

Kellogg's US natural foods business, Kashi Company, has acquired snack bar maker Pure Organic. 

Dean Best | 24 May 2016

Kellogg has launched a Coco Pops-branded "brownie-style bake" in the UK to target children looking for snacks after school.

Dean Best | 19 May 2016

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 6 May 2016

Kellogg has announced the departure of its chief finance officer, Ron Dissinger.

Dean Best | 5 May 2016

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 May 2016

Kellogg is foraying into new spaces with the launch of a quiche range under its Special K brand in the US.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 2016

Kellogg will start labelling products on sale in the US that contain genetically modified ingredients as of next month.

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Mar 2016

Kellogg has announced the launch of gluten-free versions of its Corn Flakes and Special K cereals in Australia.

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 2016

Kellogg's full-year sales and profits have again been hit by weakness in its domestic arm.

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Katy Askew | 22 Jul 2016

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.

Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2016

US cereal giant Kellogg's revealed plans to open a cafe in New York City, located at a prime location on Broadway.

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