4 November 2013
Kraft Foods Group is to remove two artificial dyes from three varieties of its Mac and Cheese character-shaped products in the US and Canada.
31 October 2013
Kraft Foods Group has reported a drop in third-quarter sales as the US grocery giant lapped a period last year when retailers ran up inventories ahead of the company's split from Mondelez International.
18 October 2013
Mars Inc has defended its use of petroleum-based food dyes in its M&M's confectionery following a report by The Center for Science in the Public Interest calling for a ban on their use.
10 October 2013
Kraft Foods Group has developed a version of its Philadelphia spread with double the protein.
8 October 2013
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is seeing its retail products hit US outlets this week after a deal with Kraft Foods Group, which launched a trademark lawsuit against the US restaurant chain.
20 September 2013
Post Holdings, the US breakfast cereals group, has been on an M&A spree in the last 12 months. Number three in a stagnant market, Post has added gluten-free cereals and granola to its portfolio. Last month, it snapped up a protein shake and supplement firm. This week, Post moved into pasta. Michelle Russell digests Post's recent deal-making.
4 September 2013
Kraft Foods Group has said driving efficiencies and brand investment will be part of the mandate for newly-appointed CFO Teri List-Stoll.
3 September 2013
Kraft Foods Group has appointed Procter & Gamble executive Teri List-Stoll to succeed Timothy McLevish as CFO in the first quarter of 2014.
5 August 2013
The spat between UK retailers Sainsbury's and Tesco grabbed this week's headlines after the country's advertising watchdog ruled in favour of the latter's price comparison scheme.
5 August 2013
The results continued to roll in this week as the likes of Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group revealed their sales and profits in the first six months of the year. The CEOs of both Kellogg and Kraft explained plans to boost volumes in the second half. Elsewhere, UK crisp firm Tyrrells got a new private-equity owner in the shape of Bahrain-based Investcorp.
2 August 2013
Kraft Foods Group has admitted it is not yet "firing on all cylinders" and will look to increase brand building programmes to address a decline in sales volumes.
2 August 2013
Kraft Foods Group has upped its annual earnings guidance but suggested full-year sales could come in lower than expected after a set of mixed quarterly results from the US firm.
23 July 2013
"Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel. Never ending or beginning, on an ever spinning wheel." It is not often you get to quote Dusty Springfield lyrics as a business journalist. But this song plays through my head each time I think about the Peltz-PepsiCo-Mondelez rumours that are causing so much excitement.
12 July 2013
UK baker Walkers Shortbread generates over 40% of its sales outside its domestic market. The family-owned biscuit firm's largest export market is the US. Dean Best spoke to Steve Dawson, CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm, about the company's business across the Atlantic and plans for growth.
3 July 2013
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBOCS) could appeal a ruling blocking the US restaurant chain launching branded grocery products.
14 June 2013
Kraft Foods Group has created two stand-alone business units it says will reduce the complexity of its operations.
17 May 2013
The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes emerging food and drinks markets, packaging for an ageing population and packaged food in the US.
16 May 2013
At first it appeared the villain of the piece with the launch of its Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, which prompted an FDA review of caffeine in foods. However, Wrigley was subsequently praised by the regulator for showing "leadership" when it halted production. So far, however, no other food companies have shown that level of support for the FDA's move. Ben Cooper reports.
14 May 2013
Kraft Foods Group has launched a range of hot dog products under its Oscar Mayer meats brand - including what the US group said was the first bacon hot dog on the market.
8 May 2013
Mondelez International saw its earnings fall in the first quarter amid costs related to the spin off of its grocery business, while lower coffee prices weighed on revenue growth.
3 May 2013
Kraft Foods Group has booked a mixed set of first-quarter results, with higher sales and operating profit failing to offset restructuring charges, which dented the bottom line.
29 April 2013
Wal-Mart, Kroger and Supervalu are among the US retailers presenting at a Barclays sector conference next week. The first-quarter results will continue to roll in, with Kellogg, Kraft Foods Group and Canadian retailer Loblaw part of a group of companies to publish numbers.
8 April 2013
US grocery business Kraft Foods Group has added to its cream cheese stable with the launch of two Philadelphia products.
22 March 2013
Could activist investor Nelson Peltz be at it again? Hot off the heels of one mega-deal in the food industry, the move to take Heinz into private hands, rumours are abound that Peltz is building up a stake in Mondelez International and PepsiCo with a view to merging the companies into a snack food Goliath.
21 March 2013
Kraft Foods Group has said it will use the "significant" cash flows it generated in 2012 to increase returns to shareholders by reinvesting in the business, raising the possibility of M&A or share repurchases.
19 February 2013
Kraft Foods Group has said it is improving its product development after admitting its track-record on innovation had not matched its competitors.
19 February 2013
US food group ConAgra Foods has lifted its forecast for annual earnings on the back of its acquisition of private-label group Ralcorp Holdings - and "strong contributions" from the rest of its business.
15 February 2013
Kraft Foods Group today (15 February) said it expected to file a near-11% fall in revenues for the last three months of 2012, with sales down across the US grocery group's businesses.
14 February 2013
Better management of input costs and higher sales in emerging markets have helped global snacks giant Mondelez International report higher underlying profits in 2012.
11 February 2013
One story has dominated the industry headlines last week - the deepening and widening horse meat contamination, which has now taken in household brand Findus and a supplier in France. Beyond the debate over food standards and the scrutiny of the supply chain, Dairy Crest admitted it was struggling to find suitable M&A targets, Marks and Spencer said its Simply Food ambitions could lead them beyond France and further into Europe, while Kellogg insisted it was seeing improvement in its business in the region.