Since it span off from Ralcorp Holdings three years ago, Post Holdings has followed an aggressive M&A strategy. Deal-making has focused on d...
Post Holdings has undergone significant change in the last two years through a spate of M&A. While there are questions about the outlook for...
| 5 Nov 2014
The dairy category has been one of the hotspots for protein-focused NPD in recent quarters, as manufacturers look to tap into rising demand for foods packed with the nutrient. Dean Best looks at the products launched and what else could be on the horizon.
| 31 Oct 2014
Protein supplements, once the preserve of beefy body builders, are moving into the mainstream. A positioning that links protein consumption to healthy lifestyle choices is broadening the appeal of the products and resulted in strong category sales trends in developed markets such as North America, Australia and western Europe. Katy Askew looks at the sector's prospects.
| 13 Jun 2014
Gluten-free is currently a bright spot of strong growth in the largely stagnant developed markets of the US and western Europe. However, as the category matures it is becoming an increasingly crowded space. As such, many forward-looking gluten-free specialists have an eye on fresh markets that will offer the next phase of growth for the sector. Russia is one such market. Katy Askew reports.
| 14 May 2014
After seeing the boom in yoghurt sales in the US chip away at demand for breakfast cereal, Kellogg has accepted it needs a piece of the action. And about time, too, writes Dean Best.
| 28 Nov 2012
ConAgra Foods will become the largest own-label firm in the US with an acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings but there are concerns over whether it can manage brands and private label. There are also questions over the potential private label has for further growth in the US. Doug Knudsen, president of sales at ConAgra, tells Dean Best why the company is upbeat about the deal, its ability to grow brands and own label and the private label sector.
| 31 Jul 2015
Nestle this week a change of leadership at its embattled unit India, which has been under the spotlight in recent weeks over the nationwide Maggi recall. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods was reported to have started talks to sell its own-label unit, with Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods said to be interested. Our interview pages included chats with the founder of US organic baby food firm - and Danone subsidiary - Happy Family, Chinese bakery business Dongguan Kam Tai Foods and UK gluten-free company Mrs Crimble's.
| 29 Jul 2015
Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.
| 26 Jun 2015
Michael Foods, the egg processing business owned by Post Holdings, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms, a division of Center Fresh Group, alleging that it breached a supply contract after avian influenza hit the firm and prevented it from meeting its egg supply obligations.
| 28 May 2015
Post Holdings has warned that 35% of its egg supply has now been disrupted by the outbreak of avian influenza that is sweeping the mid-western US.
| 15 May 2015
A further eruption of avian influenza at a farm supplying Post Holdings with eggs has prompted the company to declare the outbreak sweeping the US a "force majeure", with bird flu now hitting 25% of its Michael Foods egg supply.
| 15 May 2015
US food group Post Holdings is to base its cereal business at the head office of MOM Brands, the rival it acquired in January, a move that will affect around 200 staff.
| 13 May 2015
Post Holdings, the owner of the Michael Foods egg business, has warned two further outbreaks of avian influenza mean 20% of its egg supply is affected by the disease.
| 8 May 2015
Post Holdings raised its full-year outlook to reflect a “better than expected” year-to-date performance but also warned on the uncertain impact of avian influenza.
| 6 May 2015
Post Holdings-owned Attune Foods is launching a new range of cereals – Supergrains – under its Peace Cereal brand.
| 1 May 2015
Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.
| 29 Apr 2015
Post Holdings revealed yesterday (29 April) that avian influenza has been detected at an unnamed third party supplier of eggs to its Michael Foods Group business.
| 12 Mar 2015
Post Holdings has revealed plans to close its plant in the US making PowerBar products on sale in North America, with manufacturing switching to co-packers.
| 3 Mar 2015
Post Holdings is targeting Mondelez International's breakfast biscuit brand Belvita in the US with its own range under sold under its cereal brand Honey Bunches of Oats.
| 26 Feb 2015
Post Holdings-owned Attune Foods has committed to moving its granola, cereal and snack products to a GMO-free or USDA-certified organic footing by the end of 2016.
| 6 Feb 2015
Post Holdings has reported a 261% leap in first-quarter sales but higher expenses dented the bottom line.
| 26 Jan 2015
Post Holdings has struck a deal to acquire fellow US breakfast cereal manufacturer MOM Brands for around US$1.15bn.
| 13 Jan 2015
Post Holdings has launched a line of Shredded Wheat cereals in the US containing granola clusters.
| 2 Jan 2015
US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings has extended its range of Great Grains products with the launch of granolas and snack mixes.
| 1 Dec 2014
The bidding for Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr intensified, there was speculation over Kerry Group's frozen ready-meal business and Danone sold its dairy business in Indonesia.
| 25 Nov 2014
Post Holdings, the owner of US breakfast cereal brands Grape Nuts and Honey Bunches of Oats, said today (25 November) it is preparing for sales in the sector to decline again over the next 12 months.
| 25 Nov 2014
Post Holdings has posted an annual net loss of US$358.6m - compared with a profit of $9.8m a year earlier - despite reporting higher sales as fourth-quarter charges hit the US group's bottom line.
| 14 Oct 2014
Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. has declined to comment on speculation it has joined the race for the takeover for US canned tuna giant Bumble Bee Foods.
| 13 Oct 2014
Post Holdings has promoted Jeff Zadoks to the position of chief financial officer.
| 4 Jun 2014
The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.
| 16 Apr 2014
US food manufacture B&G Foods has joined the campaign for non-GMO by relaunching a non-GMO version of its spreadable fruit Polaner All Fruit.
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