24 May 2013
Plum Organics this week joined Happy Family and Ella's Kitchen as three organic baby food brands set to have new, multinational owners. Campbell Soup Co. is to buy Plum, joining Danone and Hain Celestial as three food majors that have looked to invest in the growing category in just a month.
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.
7 May 2013
First-quarter sales fell at Raisio but profits increased as the Finnish food group pulled the plug on some businesses and switched its focus to others with greater value.
8 April 2013
The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.
5 March 2013
Norwegian food manufacturer Kavli has acquired the non-dairy assets and brands of Raisio for an undisclosed sum.
18 February 2013
The food industry was rocked this week with what is set to be the largest-ever takeover in the food sector: Heinz sold to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund and 3G Capital for US$28bn. The horsemeat saga trundled on, with arrests in the UK, as well as the first set of industry-wide tests. Results also poured in from the likes of PepsiCo, Mondelez International and Nestle.
18 February 2013
Two Hs dominated the headlines this week: horsemeat and Heinz. The horsemeat contamination scandal swept across Europe, with a series of recalls, government investigations and product tests. On Thursday, however, Heinz took the industry's attention with news it had accepted a US$28bn takeover bid - the largest-ever seen in the sector.
13 February 2013
Raisio has completed four acquisitions over the past three years as the Finnish food group looked to increase its clout in key markets and refocus its portfolio towards consumer food brands. Today's strong sales and earnings growth suggests that this strategy is paying off and, speaking to just-food, CEO Matti Rihko hints that the firm is hungry for more.
12 February 2013
Finnish snack and ingredient group Raisio has booked higher full-year sales and earnings, as a strong showing from its branded food division boosted the top and bottom lines.
29 November 2012
Finnish food group Raisio is to cut jobs in its domestic market as reshapes the business to lower costs and make it more efficient.
13 November 2012
Finnish food group Raisio has added to its confectionery stable with the acquisition of Czech group Candy Plus.
26 September 2012
McNeil Nutritionals has extended the line of Benecol fat-free yoghurts it markets in the UK.
22 August 2012
Finnish food group Raisio has established two branded divisions, which will run its consumer and licensed products.
20 August 2012
Cereal bar manufacturers, including Kellogg, have come under fire from UK consumer group Which? in a report that claims the image of the product as a healthy snack is a "myth".
14 August 2012
Finnish group Raisio, which owns brands from Benecol butter to Honey Monster cereals, pointed to an improvement in its EBIT as it reported a second-quarter loss.
8 May 2012
Benecol and Sugar Puffs owner Raisio has booked an increase in first-quarter earnings, boosted by increased sales in its branded division and improved profits in western Europe.
5 April 2012
US agribusiness Bunge has appointed a CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa to replace the retiring Jean-Louis Gourbin.
20 March 2012
Benecol and Sugar Puffs owner Raisio has signed an agreement to buy Polish pasta producer Sulma.
17 February 2012
Kellogg has hit back at claims by UK consumer watchdog Which? that some of its cereals contain too much sugar.
14 February 2012
Benecol and Sugar Puffs owner Raisio today (14 February) reported higher annual profits on the back of expansion in the UK.
7 February 2012
Waitrose's promotions offered consumers the highest saving on average, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.
26 January 2012
McNeil Nutritionals has added to the range of Benecol yoghurts on sale in the UK.
23 December 2011
2011 was again a year in which just-food discussed the key industry issues with the leading lights in the sector. From the creation of meat-free firm Quorn Foods to Ferrero's ambitions in the UK and from Kraft Foods' plans in the key emerging market of South Africa to sustainability strategies with Ahold and Kellogg, we interviewed some of the top players in the industry this year. Click on the links for more and check out all our featured interviews for 2011 here.
20 December 2011
Finnish food group Raisio today (20 December) increased its forecasted EBIT for its 2011 financial year on the back of profits from its UK operations.
8 November 2011
Finnish food group Raisio today (8 November) posted a sharp rise in EBIT for its third-quarter.
19 September 2011
The Benecol brand has undergone a relaunch in the UK, with the introduction of new packaging and three products added to the range.
16 August 2011
Finnish food group Raisio announced a net sales growth of 30% in its second quarter results.
1 July 2011
Benecol and Fox's confectionery owner Raisio has sold its malt operations to Viking Malt.
10 May 2011
Finnish food group Raisio said that first-quarter profitability was "undermined" by costs relating to a number of growth projects.
14 March 2011
Finnish food group Raisio has decided to team up with agribusiness DLA Group on procuring feed raw materials.