20 May 2013
Mondelez International is to roll out Cadbury Crunchums, a chocolate-covered cereal snack, in the UK.
20 May 2013
After UK organic baby food firm Ella's Kitchen was snapped up by a US buyer a fortnight ago, last week a peer across the pond revealed it agreed to sell to Danone, representing the Aptamil and Cow & Gate owner's move into the category.
17 May 2013
Japanese food group Ezaki Glico will start selling Pocky chocolate in South Korea through a venture with local candy firm Haitai Confectionery.
16 May 2013
Trian Fund Management, the investment vehicle of activist shareholder Nelson Peltz, has upped its stakes in snack food giants PepsiCo and Mondelez International.
13 May 2013
The quarterly results continued to roll in this week and we listened to a number of CEOs talk about the challenges and opportunities they face in 2013. Elsewhere, just-food covered Hofex, the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, where we spoke with UK SMEs about their international ambitions. Retailer Delhaize Group has also begun the search for a new CEO following the resignation of Pierre-Olivier Beckers.
10 May 2013
Mondelez International is bringing the manufacture of its Oreo biscuits to the UK for the first time as part of an investment in its Sheffield production facility.
9 May 2013
Mondelez International has said it will reinvest some of its profits in emerging markets in a bid to "fortify and expand" its position in those countries.
8 May 2013
Mondelez International is to close two production facilities in Spain, putting around 152 jobs at risk.
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.
3 May 2013
First-quarter results continue to come in next week, with Cadbury owner Mondelez International among the companies reporting numbers to the end of March. Elsewhere, US meat giant Tyson Foods will file half-year figures and UK grocer Sainsbury's will report annual numbers.
2 May 2013
Mondelez International has refused to comment on union claims in the UK of "human rights abuses" at some of the snacks giant's operations in north Africa.
29 April 2013
PAI Partners has agreed to buy R&R Ice Cream from Oaktree Capital Management and the European ice cream group's other shareholders.
23 April 2013
Mondelez International is launching its Barny sponge snack to the UK in what it claims is the firm's biggest biscuits launch since Belvita.
23 April 2013
Mondelez International is hoping to attract younger UK consumers to its Maynards confectionery range with the launch of its Soda Popz line.
22 April 2013
Major food manufacturers began to report their first-quarter results last week. Nestle came under scrutiny for its performance in emerging markets. A cautious Danone saw signs of improvement from its European dairy operations, while its infant formula business was buoyant. Elsewhere, we shone the spotlight on the recent rationing of formula in Western markets amid high demand in China, looked at Marks and Spencer's latest European venture and analysed Magnit's move to Russian retail's top spot.
19 April 2013
Trian Fund Management, the investment vehicle of activist shareholder Nelson Peltz, confirmed today (19 April) it has taken up stakes in snack food giants PepsiCo and Mondelez International.
12 April 2013
Mondelez International has added to its Milka Snax range of salty snacks covered with chocolate in France.
10 April 2013
James Lambert, CEO of UK-based R&R Ice Cream, has suggested the company's plan to buy local rival Fredericks Dairies will give retailers a "real alternative" to market leader Unilever.
9 April 2013
UK ice cream group R&R Ice Cream has agreed to acquire local rival Fredericks Dairies in a deal worth GBP49m.
8 April 2013
The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.
4 April 2013
Mondelez International has added to its Triscuit snack line in the US with the launch of a range of brown rice and wheat crackers.
2 April 2013
just-food's Confidence Survey asked for your views on the emerging markets and, in particular, which of the BRIC economies you expected to offer the greatest opportunity in 2013. While the BRICs continued to offer opportunity for most multi-nationals, other markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam are emerging as focus markets for the future.
25 March 2013
PepsiCo has insisted it sees "no need" for major deals after speculation activist investor Nelson Peltz had snapped up shares in the company - and in snacks group Mondelez International.
25 March 2013
Last week saw the just-food team hitting the streets to bring you coverage from two key events in the industry calender: the IFE trade show in London and the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) conference.
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.
6 March 2013
Cadbury India, a unit of global snack giant Mondelez International, has been accused of avoiding excise taxes totalling more than INR2bn (US$36.5m) in the market.
25 February 2013
Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.
20 February 2013
Mondelez International has again insisted it is well-paced to deliver "top-tier" growth and meet its long-term revenue targets, in spite of weaker-than-expected sales in 2012.
18 February 2013
The food industry was rocked this week with what is set to be the largest-ever takeover in the food sector: Heinz sold to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund and 3G Capital for US$28bn. The horsemeat saga trundled on, with arrests in the UK, as well as the first set of industry-wide tests. Results also poured in from the likes of PepsiCo, Mondelez International and Nestle.