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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...

Transformed Post confident about prospects

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...


Katy Askew | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 6 May 2014

Tyson Foods has seen sales and earnings growth lifted by consumer demand for proteins. The company has emphasised its strategy to grow organically, with a particular focus on prepared foods. However, Tyson also hopes to raise its growth trajectory through M&A - and here the group is coming up against some stiff competition. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 22 Apr 2014

Desperate for growth in a moribund trading environment, there are signs some food manufacturers operating in the US are using acquisitions to bolster their presence in more vibrant parts of the industry. Should others follow?

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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.

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Dean Best | 5 Aug 2016

Post Holdings, the US breakfast cereal, eggs and protein shakes group, has recorded a 4% fall in underlying third-quarter net sales amid what it called "an anticipated decline" from the company's Michael Foods Group division.


John Shepherd | 2 Aug 2016

Post Holdings has added a new range of Clean Whey protein bars and drinks to its PowerBar range as part of a move to relaunch the brand.


Katy Askew | 26 Jul 2016

US-based consumer packaged goods company Post Holdings raised its outlook for annual underlying EBITDA yesterday (25 July) but reported sales below analyst expectations. 


John Shepherd | 13 Jul 2016

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in the US has launched a legal challenge against Shredded Wheat maker Post Foods over the manufacturer's description of the cereal as "natural".


Katy Askew | 22 Jun 2016

Post Holdings reportedly held talks with ConAgra Foods over a possible merger with the Chef Boyardee's potato business, Lamb Weston. 


Katy Askew | 17 May 2016

Post Holdings' arm Attune Foods is expanding its Peace Cereals brand into the US granola category with five non-GMO granolas.


Dean Best | 6 May 2016

Post Holdings, the US food group, has reported higher second-quarter underlying EBITDA on the back of sales from last year's acquisitions of local cereal business MOM Brands and egg supplier Williamette Egg Farms, as well as savings from its consumer business.


Katy Askew | 15 Apr 2016

Innovative Bites, the UK-based American food wholesaler, has acquired UK confectioner Bonds of London in a deal that will double the firm's turnover. 


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Apr 2016

Post Holdings has announced a "massive" relaunch of its PowerBar energy bar brand.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Feb 2016

Post Holdings, the US food group, has raised its forecast for annual adjusted EBITDA on the back of increased sales and earnings in its first quarter.


Hannah Abdulla | 4 Dec 2015

This week, McCormick & Co. announced the appointment of Lawrence Kurzius to the position of CEO. Post Holdings was reportedly eyeing the packaged food arm of Bob Evans Farms. Elsewhere, the CEO and chairman of The Greenery quit amid clashes with the supervisory board. And we published the second part of our interview with Ritter chairman Andreas Ronken. Here is the week in quotes


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 2015

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Nov 2015

Post Holdings has insisted its US egg business is in a strong position following the bird flu outbreak and suggested it is eyeing possible acquisitions in the sector.


Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2015

Post Holdings reported a lower net loss for the year, lifted by higher operating earnings and the lapping of one-time costs. 


Helen Arnold | 8 Oct 2015

Consumer packaged goods company Post Holdings has announced its commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil globally by December 2016. 


Dean Best | 30 Sep 2015

Companies including Danone, Kerry Group, Singapore-based agribusiness and food group Wilmar International and South Korean business Pulmuone Co. are eyeing Quorn Foods, joining the likes of McCain Foods as possible bidders for the UK meat-free firm.


Dean Best | 25 Sep 2015

Former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell was this week sentenced to 28 years in jail over a fatal salmonella outbreak in the US seven years ago, prompting debate over how different outbreaks are viewed. In Russia, the country's deputy PM said Moscow would ban the use of GMOs in food production. And ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly explained the company's approach to its brands after seeing some progress in recent weeks.


Katy Askew | 24 Sep 2015

Post Holdings has entered an agreement to buy Willamette Egg Farms, a US producer and wholesale distributor of eggs, for US$90m.


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Aug 2015

Hearthside Food Solutions, the US contract manufacturer of bars and baked goods, has struck a deal to buy Netherlands-based nutrition bar maker VSI.


Dean Best | 7 Aug 2015

This week's rundown of the latest financial results include a profit warning from TreeHouse Foods, an increase to profit forecasts at Post Holdings and a clutch of Japanese companies reporting their first-quarter results.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 29 Jul 2015

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.


Katy Askew | 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.

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Katy Askew | 4 Jun 2014

The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.


Hannah Abdulla | 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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