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| 17 Jul 2015
Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.
| 10 Jul 2015
At first glance, PepsiCo's second-quarter figures looked solid enough but industry watchers believe the rest of the year will be challenging for the US group, with continued currency pressure, macroeconomic volatility and high commodity inflation. Here's our take on PepsiCo's numbers, recent performance and the outlook for the business.
| 23 Jun 2015
The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.
| 17 Jun 2015
A group of major consumer goods companies and investors have publicly called on the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards following mounting criticism of the multi-stakeholder platform. This has left the RSPO pondering whether it can afford to continue to move at a pace that keeps less ambitious companies engaged or whether it should allow more progressive members to set the agenda, Ben Cooper reports.
| 15 Sep 2014
US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.
| 29 Jul 2014
In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department
| 6 Oct 2015
PepsiCo today (6 October) reported lower third-quarter profits, affected by the strong US dollar and a charge on its operations in Venezuela, but the Lay's and Quaker manufacturer upped its forecast for constant-currency earnings.
| 2 Sep 2015
The American Halal Co. has announced the appointment of Sabra Dipping Co. finance executive, Haroon Jafree, as its chief operating officer and senior VP of corporate development.
| 21 Aug 2015
PepsiCo has been issued a warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration over "serious violations" at its Tennessee Frito-Lay factory.
| 21 Aug 2015
Acquisitive Nomad Foods, which has snapped up one frozen food business in Europe and is set to buy another, this week confirmed it is eyeing possible deals in the sector in the US. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, Hershey is to go it alone in Brazil and Kellogg is to invest in R&D in India.
| 17 Aug 2015
Muller Quaker Dairy, a US venture operated by German dairy Muller and PepsiCo, is expanding its line of Muller yoghurts in the country with the launch of a dessert-inspired line.
| 11 Aug 2015
PepsiCo has teamed up with the US Girl Scouts for the launch of Quaker granola bars "inspired" by cookies sold under the Girl Scout trademark.
| 4 Aug 2015
A distribution centre serving a number of international food and beverage companies – including Nestle, PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Cargil - and owned by local food giant Empresas Polar has been seized by the Venezuelan authorities.
| 28 Jul 2015
PepsiCo and Cargill are among 13 US companies to issue pledges on climate change as part of a wider commitment drawn up by the US government.
| 10 Jul 2015
This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.
| 10 Jul 2015
PepsiCo issued its second-quarter results this week - and upped its annual earnings forecast. The company's shares fell, amid concerns the second half of the year will prove more challenging. Under-pressure US group Boulder Brands, fresh from the departure of its CEO, announced restructuring plans likely to lead to 15% of jobs being cut. French dairy group Sodiaal announced another move in China, while we analysed the impact Russia's import restrictions have had on domestic companies.
| 9 Jul 2015
PepsiCo has announced a series of management changes, including the departure of its global categories and operations chief.
| 9 Jul 2015
PepsiCo has lifted its forecast for underlying annual earnings after an increase in second-quarter profits.
| 22 Jun 2015
PepsiCo has taken its UK crisp brand Walkers Sensations into savoury biscuits.
| 18 Jun 2015
PepsiCo is making a “significant” investment to upgrade its Canadian production plant in Cambridge, Ontario.
| 8 Jun 2015
PepsiCo has decided to give its Quaker Oats brand a fresh push in the granola category in the UK.
| 5 Jun 2015
This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes
| 4 Jun 2015
Princeton Vanguard, a division of Snyder's-Lance, has won an appeal to overturn a ruling preventing it registering Pretzel Crisps as a trademark.
| 1 Jun 2015
Food manufacturers including Kellogg, Mars and PepsiCo have criticised the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for failing to "address critical sustainability concerns" in the supply chain for the ingredient.
| 1 Jun 2015
PepsiCo is to launch its US snack brand Cheetos in the UK.
| 19 May 2015
PepsiCo and its local bottling partner, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc, are preparing to start manufacturing the Cheetos snack brand in the Philippines.
| 1 May 2015
This week, Mondelez International reported its first-quarter results, with news of a solid performance in China. Elsewhere, Associated British Foods announced the launch of a high-protein bread in New Zealand. Yves Potvin, founder of meat-free brand Gardein, spoke to just-food about its plans under the ownership of Pinnacle Foods. And Kerry Group said moves to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends were paying off. Here is the week in quotes.
| 27 Apr 2015
Orkla is to distribute more PepsiCo products in the Nordic region, adding cereal and snacks lines to the juice brand Tropicana the company handles for the US giant.
| 7 Jul 2015
Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.
| 14 Apr 2015
PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.
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