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KelloggOn the money: Success lies in the brand, believes Kellogg

7 February 2014

Kellogg is set to focus its energies on boosting the profile of its namesake "master brand" in a bid to regain market share.

US: Kellogg sales miss Wall St forecasts on domestic weakness

6 February 2014

Kellogg today (6 February) posted higher fourth-quarter profits but saw its shares fall in early trading after its top line missed Wall St forecasts.

US: Kellogg builds snacks plant in Malaysia

10 January 2014

Kellogg has started work on a new snacks factory in Malaysia as part of plans to up its investment in emerging markets.

US: Kellogg unveils swathe of US NPD

18 December 2013

Kellogg has unveiled a swathe of new products across its US cereal, snack and frozen businesses.

Best bits: Kellogg may have to be more radical

16 December 2013

The first significant impacts of Kellogg's plan to free up resources to boost its faltering business in mature markets (and invest in emerging economies) were revealed last week. However, the US food group may have to make bolder moves to shore up its long-term growth prospects.

US: Diamond shares surge on lawsuit settlement, raised guidance

22 August 2013

Diamond Foods shares surged almost 20% yesterday (21 August) after the company said it has reached an agreement to settle a shareholder lawsuit and raised its financial guidance.

EUROPE: Kellogg outlines plans to boost Europe performance

2 August 2013

US cereal giant Kellogg has unveiled a set of initiatives for the second half of the year it hopes will boost performance in Europe.

US: Diamond losses fall but restates H1 earnings

11 June 2013

US snack group Diamond Foods has reported a fall in its losses for the first nine months of its financial year, although the Kettle Chips owner has had to restate its first-half earnings.

Breakfast cereal: Manufacturers look to grow UK category

4 June 2013

Cereal manufacturers in the UK are facing a competitive market and flat sales volumes. While overall conditions have been somewhat sluggish, the breakfast category when taken as a whole has seen some pockets of excitement. Manufacturers have looked to capitalise on these and the industry's response has been a sharp focus on product development, promotional activity and marketing. But, Katy Askew asks, is this enough to breath fresh life into the boxed cereal category?

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

28 May 2013

Campbell Soup Co. became the third major multinational to invest in the buoyant organic baby food sector in a month with a deal to buy US firm Plum Organics. Danone is another of the three food giants to do business in organic baby food - and this week it continued its investment in faster-growing categories and markets with a fresh attempt to crack China's booming yoghurt sector.

Deal or no deal: UK crisp firm Tyrrells could attract snack majors

23 May 2013

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital was this week reported to have put UK crisp group Tyrrells on the market. Langholm has declined to comment on the reports but the investment firm are said to have put a GBP100m (US$151.9m) price tag on the company.

On the money: Kellogg targets NPD to improve US snack performance

2 May 2013

Kellogg has said it is taking action to improve the performance of its US snacks division, which will include a raft of product launches this year.

US: Costs hit Kellogg Q1 profits

2 May 2013

US cereal and snacks giant Kellogg has recorded a drop in first-quarter profit as higher costs hit earnings.

The week ahead - US retail conference; Kellogg, Kraft Q1s

29 April 2013

Wal-Mart, Kroger and Supervalu are among the US retailers presenting at a Barclays sector conference next week. The first-quarter results will continue to roll in, with Kellogg, Kraft Foods Group and Canadian retailer Loblaw part of a group of companies to publish numbers.

just-food confidence survey - China dominates emerging market interest

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.

just-food confidence survey: M&A appetite grows but will deals be done?

2 April 2013

just-food's industry confidence survey for 2013 indicated an increased appetite for M&A this year after what some saw, globally, as a lacklustre year in the sector for deals. What lies ahead in the mergers and acquisitions arena over the next few months?

CAGNY: Kellogg turns to NPD to improve European performance

20 February 2013

Kellogg has said accelerating its rate of innovation in Europe will help revitalise sales and profits in the region in 2013.

US: Investment fund BlackRock buys Diamond Foods stake

13 February 2013

US investment firm BlackRock has snapped up nearly 8% of Kettle Chips manufacturer Diamond Foods.

What the analysts say: Kellogg 2012 results, 2013 outlook

7 February 2013

Kellogg recorded an increase in profits in 2012 and has reiterated its outlook for 2013. The US cereal giant's acquisition of Pringles boosted the results and the company enjoyed growth in Latin America and improving results in North America. Kellogg has, however, admitted that Europe remains a "difficult" region to trade in.

On the money: Innovation helped offset difficult UK cereal market - Kellogg

6 February 2013

Cereal giant Kellogg said the UK cereal category continues to be competitive but added that a focus on innovation has driven improvements over the last year.

US: Kellogg FY profits up, reiterates 2013 guidance

5 February 2013

US cereal giant Kellogg has recorded an increase in full-year profits and reiterated its 2013 outlook.

just-food review of 2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

19 December 2012

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A activity rebounded in the food sector this year. However, a look at just-food's M&A coverage this year shows there have been few big-ticket, transformational deals.

The most-read comment from just-food in 2012

18 December 2012

just-food does not shy away from commenting on the major developments and issues in the industry and this year its focus centred on issues from traffic-light labels to sustainability, on deals like Kellogg's takeover of Pringles and Arla Foods' latest venture in China.

US: Diamond underlying Q1 profits beat forecasts

18 December 2012

Shares in Diamond Foods rose today (18 December) after the Kettle Chips owner reported underlying first-quarter earnings that were ahead of Wall Street forecasts.

US: Diamond targets "significant opportunities" to trim costs

5 December 2012

US snacks group Diamond Foods has indicated it can see "significant opportunities" to lower its cost base by reducing its overhead structure and tightening its supply chain.

US: Diamond appoints Colo supply chain chief

4 December 2012

Diamond Foods has appointed David Colo to the newly-created position of executive vice president, global operations and supply chain.

UK: Kellogg adds to cereal, Pringles ranges

3 December 2012

Kellogg plans to roll out additions to its Special K, Crunchy Nut and Pringles ranges in the UK in January.

US: Kellogg unveils swathe of snack NPD

19 November 2012

Kellogg has unveiled a plethora of new products under its snack brands and announced plans to relaunch some old favourites from the Pringles stable.

US: Diamond Foods trims past profits, reports Q3 loss

16 November 2012

Shares in Kettle Chips owner Diamond Foods tumbled after the US company posted lower earnings for 2010 and 2011 in restated accounts - and booked a loss for the first three quarters of its current financial year.

On the money: Kellogg "very cautious" on European outlook

2 November 2012

Kellogg has admitted it is "very cautious" about the prospects for its European markets in 2013.

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