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Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

Why Kellogg believes it is on the road to recovery

Kellogg reported a second quarter of declining profits and sales but on a conference call with investors yesterday, the management team insi...

Kellogg positive but questions remain

Dean Best | 6 May 2015

There were some cautiously positive noises coming out of Kellogg yesterday (5 May) as the US food group announced its first-quarter results - but a number of questions still hang over the Special K and Pringles maker.

On the money: Kellogg stands firm on cereal plans

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Nov 2014

"There is no quick fix in this business," Kellogg CEO John Bryant conceded last week after reporting another challenging quarter for the US group's breakfast cereal business. However, with sales still under pressure, analysts are asking why Kellogg should be investing more in cereal than it is in snacks.

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Dean Best | 5 Aug 2014

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in south-east Asia and using the business's presence in Australia to enter that country's own-label business. Dean Best looks at the Philippines-based group's plans.

FMCG in Middle East: How leading execs view region

Dean Best | 2 May 2014

For packaged food manufacturers with ambitions for international growth, the Middle East presents an opportunity, with growing populations enjoying rising incomes. In its management briefing on the region, just-food provides a flavour of what leading food and drink executives have said about Middle East in recent weeks.

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Kellogg targets "emerging needs" with US NPD

Hannah Abdulla | 19 Nov 2015

Kellogg has plans to launch 40 products in the US early next year, with innovation in cereal, frozen foods and snacks.

Kellogg opening Malaysia 'snacks hub'

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 2015

US snacks-to-cereal group Kellogg has invested US$130m to construct a manufacturing facility in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia, that will serve as a production hub for the group's snack brands in the Asia Pacific region. 

Snyder's-Lance strikes deal to buy Diamond Foods

Dean Best | 28 Oct 2015

Snyder's-Lance, the US snacks group, has swooped to strike an agreement to buy Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods.

Food industry quotes: Fonterra, Kellogg, Tyrrells

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 2015

This week, Fonterra said it was reducing capital expenditure plans to mitigate pricing pressure in dairy. Kellogg announced its first half-results and committed to plans to remove artificial colours and flavours from its branded cereals in North America by 2018. Elsewhere, Tyrrells acquired Yarra Valley Snack Foods in Australia and Unilever came under fire in India. Here is the week in quotes

Kellogg CEO: sales trends are improving

Dean Best | 5 May 2015

Kellogg today (5 May) reported lower underlying net sales and operating profit for the first quarter of 2015 - but CEO John Bryant claimed the trend behind the US food group's top line was improving.

Kellogg launches Pringles tortilla chips in UK

Dean Best | 2 Apr 2015

Kellogg has launched a range of tortilla chips in the UK under snack brand Pringles.

Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured

Dean Best | 30 Oct 2014

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.

Kellogg lowers sales, earnings forecasts

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2014

Kellogg has cut its forecast for annual earnings after it reported lower sales and profits for the second quarter of the year.

Kellogg elects CEO Bryant chairman

Dean Best | 25 Apr 2014

John Bryant, Kellogg's president and CEO, has been named chairman of the Special K and Pringles owner.

Kellogg sales below Wall St on home weakness

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Feb 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.

Kellogg builds snacks plant in Malaysia

Dean Best | 10 Jan 2014

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

Kellogg unveils swathe of US NPD

Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2013

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

Diamond shares surge on lawsuit agreement

Katy Askew | 22 Aug 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.

Kellogg outlines plans to boost Europe performance

Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 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.

Diamond losses fall but restates H1 earnings

Dean Best | 11 Jun 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.

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

Dean Best | 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.

Costs hit Kellogg Q1 profits

Michelle Russell | 2 May 2013

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

Week ahead: US retail summit; Kellogg, Kraft Q1s

Dean Best | 29 Apr 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.

Kellogg turns to NPD to improve Europe performance

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2013

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

Investment fund BlackRock buys Diamond Foods stake

Dean Best | 13 Feb 2013

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

Analyst verdict: Kellogg 2012 figs, 2013 outlook

Michelle Russell | 7 Feb 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.

Kellogg FY profits up, reiterates 2013 guidance

Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2013

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

Diamond underlying Q1 profits beat forecasts

Dean Best | 18 Dec 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.

Diamond targets "significant" cost cuts

Katy Askew | 5 Dec 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.

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Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks

Katy Askew | 19 Mar 2015

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.

The Middle East - the next big thing

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Feb 2014

With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.

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