20 February 2014
After two profit warnings in five months, ConAgra Foods boss Gary Rodkin was correct to use the CAGNY conference this week to front up about the problems at the US food group - and to try to demonstrate the company can rectify them. Some of these challenges are likely to only be short term. However, ConAgra may face more work with its consumer foods and integration of Ralcorp.
14 February 2014
The CEO of US brand and private-label group TreeHouse Foods has claimed sales volumes in the country's food and beverage are showing signs of improving.
8 November 2013
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
8 August 2013
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods saw its earnings slide in the first half of the year, hurt by one-off costs.
24 June 2013
US own-label supplier TreeHouse Foods has struck a deal to buy dressings and mayonnaise firm Cains Foods for US$35m.
28 May 2013
The UK and the US enjoyed a public holiday on Monday and the shorter week is a quieter one for results. However, US poultry group Sanderson Farms and South Africa's Tiger Brands will report H1s, while Tate & Lyle plc will announce annual figures. In New York, Citi will hold a conference featuring the likes of Mondelez International and General Mills.
9 May 2013
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods said it has recorded its best-ever first-quarter earnings, with gross margin up and sales growing.
3 May 2013
First-quarter results continue to come in next week, with Cadbury owner Mondelez International among the companies reporting numbers to the end of March. Elsewhere, US meat giant Tyson Foods will file half-year figures and UK grocer Sainsbury's will report annual numbers.
21 February 2013
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has booked a decline in full-year profits as restructuring and other one-off costs hit earnings.
3 December 2012
ConAgra Foods has said it is "excited" about a deal that will mean it becomes the largest private-label group in the US despite concerns over its ability to grow brands and own label, as well as the long-term prospects of store brands in the US.
3 December 2012
US private-label group TreeHouse Foods has snapped up cheese and pudding assets owned by dairy co-op Associated Milk Producers.
28 November 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.
16 November 2012
US snack firm Snyder's-Lance is reported to be in negotiations to offload its own-label snacks business Vista.
6 November 2012
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has booked a decline in third-quarter profit as a result of higher input costs and drop in volumes.
13 August 2012
Nestle reported its half-year results last week and said innovation was vital to growth in developed markets, where doing business at the moment is, it said, "no walk in the park". Produce giant Chiquita's first-half numbers included plans for a new strategy, while at US dairy group Dean Foods, it announced a move to list its soy and organics unit alongside its figures. In the retail sector, UK grocer The Co-op announced chief executive Peter Marks was to retire.
8 August 2012
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has insisted its soups unit remains a "vital" part of the business despite its decision to close a production facility.
8 August 2012
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has cut its full-year earnings guidance as it announced plans to shut its soup and salad dressing facilities.
25 July 2012
TreeHouse Foods has named Dean Foods executive Chris Sliva as COO of its Bay Valley Foods unit.
18 June 2012
Ralcorp Holdings has acquired Italian private-label frozen ready meals maker Gelit for an undisclosed sum.
1 June 2012
Private label was slower to gain a foothold in the US compared with some European countries but the market has expanded in recent years and manufacturers are keen to jump on this wave through acquisitions, Michelle Russell reports.
8 May 2012
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has booked an increase in first-quarter profits, boosted by price increases on products it sells to retailers in North America.
26 March 2012
The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe investment conference in London dominated just-food's working week and we exclusively provided the news and views from the event.
20 March 2012
US own-label firm TreeHouse Foods has struck a deal to buy privately-owned dressings and sauces firm Naturally Fresh.
13 February 2012
The US grabbed the industry headlines this week, with PepsiCo at last outlining its plans to drive growth at the business, although the measures it has lined up has led to more questions from Wall Street analysts. And the uncertainty around the sale of global snacks brand Pringles has intensified after prospective buyer Diamond Foods decided to appoint a new CEO and CFO after it found improper accounting at the company.
10 February 2012
Shares in US private-label group TreeHouse Foods rose today (10 February) after it met its target for fourth-quarter earnings, which the company lowered last month.
23 January 2012
Executives at Müller and Robert Wiseman Dairies espoused the benefits of the German yoghurt maker's decision to buy the UK milk supplier, a deal that divided analysts. Industry watchers also scrutinised the latest trading updates from Premier Foods plc, the UK's largest food manufacturer and Carrefour, the French retail giant, while Kraft Foods chief Irene Rosenfeld said the US group's 2011 results means it is one of the industry's better performers - on the day job cuts of 1,600 were announced.
20 January 2012
US private-label manufacturer TreeHouse Foods has issued a profit warning as a result of a fourth-quarter fall in volumes.
8 November 2011
US private-label manufacturer TreeHouse Foods has announced plans for expansion, following an increase in sales and profits in its third-quarter.
23 September 2011
Three times ConAgra Foods made offers for Ralcorp Holdings and three times its fellow US food group refused to even hold talks on a potential sale. This week, ConAgra withdrew its final bid, leaving industry watchers to ask what lies ahead for the two companies. Sam Webb reports.
15 August 2011
ConAgra Foods, keen to tap into the growing private-label market in the US, has made a higher bid for Ralcorp Holdings. Its takeover target, however, has again rejected the company's advances.