Kraft Heinz

Food industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Comment: Don't rule out Kraft, Mondelez deal

The speculation linking Kraft Heinz to a possible bid for Mondelez International is casting just-food's mind back seven years and giving it...

Kraft Heinz sets out stall to revitalise UK arm

Kraft Heinz's third-quarter results won praise from some on Wall Street but the US food giant still faced questions about its performance in...

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2016

Zero-based budgeting is not a new concept. It was developed around five decades ago by Peter Pyhrr, an account manager at semiconductor firm Texas Instruments. After being taken up by US president Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, the method fell into obscurity. Recent years have seen it experience a revival in the food industry. In this series of articles, just-food examines zero-based budgeting and asks if it is a miracle diet for packaged food companies seeking a shapelier margin profile.

Dean Best | 31 Aug 2016

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone, this week announced the end of its plans to gobble up another chocolate major, US-based group Hershey. Now the prospect of a US$23bn takeover is off the table, industry watchers are speculating about what could be on the horizon for both companies. Dean Best reports.

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. 

Ben Cooper | 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.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 12 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz has furthered cut the salt in the Heinz tomato ketchup on sale in the UK that contains lower levels of salt and sugar than the standard variant.

John Shepherd | 12 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz is expanding its Velveeta cheese brand into the frozen aisles in the US with the launch of two snack products.

Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

Shares in Mondelez International jumped in after-hours trading in New York yesterday (14 December) after reports surfaced Kraft Heinz could be preparing a takeover attempt for the Oreo and Cadbury owner.

Katy Askew | 7 Dec 2016

Kraft Heinz, has denied claims in Egypt its local business has used "rotten tomatoes" to produce its namesake ketchup in the country. 

Katy Askew | 17 Nov 2016

Kraft Heinz has urged its shareholders to reject an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer from investment fund TRC Capital Corporation. 

Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Greencore plans to quadruple its sales in the US with the US$748m acquisition of convenience food group Peacock Foods. 

Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Shares in US food majors including Mondelez International and General Mills rose yesterday (8 November) after Brazilian reports suggested investment firm 3G Capital is raising US$8-10bn to fund more acquisitions. 

Katy Askew | 4 Nov 2016

Kraft Heinz booked higher third-quarter profits as aggressive cost cutting continued to offset lower sales. 

John Shepherd | 1 Nov 2016

Kraft Heinz has launched Heinz Power Sprouts, a high-nutrition health drink "enriched with the power of sprouted grains", in India.

Katy Askew | 24 Oct 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil is reportedly preparing to sell its Australian fruit and vegetable unit, SPC Ardmona, next year. 

Dean Best | 18 Oct 2016

Kraft Heinz has called on UK grocers to remember the "importance" of innovation in growing sales as they "re-set" their ranges, moves they believe will make the shopping trip simpler and help alleviate the competitive threat of discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2016

Kraft Heinz is adding a new line of products to its US pudding mix brand Jell-O that contain "real ingredients".

Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2016

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 

John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

A breakdown in talks that led to a number of Kraft Heinz products being temporarily delisted in the Netherlands by newly-merged supermarket operators Ahold and Delhaize, has been resolved, just-food was told today (20 September).

Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

Kraft Heinz has decided to keep open a site in the US it had earmarked for closure last year.

John Shepherd | 8 Sep 2016

Pinnacle Foods is suing Kraft Heinz in the US over an alleged trademark infringement after the launch of the Devour frozen ready-meal range.

John Shepherd | 31 Aug 2016

Kraft Heinz has rolled out a range of ready meals in the US under a new brand, Devour.

Katy Askew | 22 Aug 2016

Australian health campaigners have warned prepared meals aimed at toddlers in the country are "too salty", with children consuming their entire recommended daily intake of salt in a single meal. 

John Shepherd | 5 Aug 2016

Shares in Kraft Heinz rose in after-hours trading in the US yesterday (4 August) after the beans and soup maker upped its quarterly dividend and booked underlying second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

Dean Best | 5 Aug 2016

Kraft Heinz has officially launched Planters peanuts in China, claiming consumers are becoming more interested in nuts as they look to eat more healthily.

Helen Arnold | 22 Jul 2016

Kraft Heinz is launching a line of beans and pulses, Heinz Creationz, in the UK.

John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

Kraft Heinz is launching its first new flavours of Heinz Pickle Chips in the US in more than half-a-century.

John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

Kraft Heinz announced today (15 July) that it is launching a range of quick hot meals to boost its presence in the category.

Helen Arnold | 8 Jul 2016

Kraft Heinz is expanding its Duo Pots Pasta range with the introduction of some more cartoon characters.

Latest blogs

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.

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Kraft Heinz has won through in a court case over the rights to the Dip & Squeeze packets used for its Heinz tomato ketchup.

Company research

Global Baby Food and Infant Formula Market 2016-2020

Global Baby Food and Infant Formula Market 2016-2020

Infant formula is either a partial or a complete replacement for breast milk for infants aged under one- year old....

Read more >

just-food homepage

Forgot your password?