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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
2 May 2013
US cereal and snacks giant Kellogg has recorded a drop in first-quarter profit as higher costs hit earnings.
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.
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.
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?
20 February 2013
Kellogg has said accelerating its rate of innovation in Europe will help revitalise sales and profits in the region in 2013.
13 February 2013
US investment firm BlackRock has snapped up nearly 8% of Kettle Chips manufacturer Diamond Foods.
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.
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.
5 February 2013
US cereal giant Kellogg has recorded an increase in full-year profits and reiterated its 2013 outlook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 December 2012
Diamond Foods has appointed David Colo to the newly-created position of executive vice president, global operations and supply chain.
3 December 2012
Kellogg plans to roll out additions to its Special K, Crunchy Nut and Pringles ranges in the UK in January.
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.
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.
2 November 2012
Kellogg has admitted it is "very cautious" about the prospects for its European markets in 2013.
1 November 2012
Shares in cereal and snacks giant Kellogg rose today (1 November) after the Special K and Pringles owner reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings.
11 October 2012
Kellogg has admitted the cost of recalling boxes of Mini-Wheats cereal across the US could cost the company up to US$30m.
11 October 2012
Japanese confectioner Morinaga has signed a licensing deal with Kellogg for the distribution of the Pringles brand in the country.
8 October 2012
Nasdaq has told US snack maker Diamond Foods that failure to file its latest annual report on time will serve as another factor that might lead to a delisting of its shares.
24 September 2012
Kellogg has decided to enter the UK category with its Special K brand following similar moves in the US and Canada.