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PepsiCo saw snacks sales rise 5% worldwide on organic basisUS: Snacks help PepsiCo beat Wall St forecasts

By: Dean Best | 17 April 2014

PepsiCo reported first-quarter top and bottom lines that beat Wall Street estimates today (17 April), helped by solid growth from the US group's snacks business.

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke blamed online retailing as one of the reasons for TescoQuote, unquote: just-food's week in words

By: Hannah Abdulla | 17 April 2014

Tesco's full-year results proved disappointing, as expected, and CEO Bill Stritz has said online retailing has played a huge part. Elsewhere first quarter results were out and Co-op saw heavy losses. It has now decided to get rid of some of the Somerfield stores and focus on its convenience offering. There were developments on the Michael Foods acquisition with Post Holdings announcing it had taken over the firm in a US$2.45bn deal. Other acquisitions this week included Daelman's purchase of UK firm Fabulous Bakin' Boys and PE firm Abraaj's acquisition of North African confectioner Kool Foods.

Tesco reported another year of falling profitsEditor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

By: Dean Best | 17 April 2014

Tesco was in the spotlight this week after the publication of its annual results confirmed what a challenging year the UK's largest retailer endured. Another UK grocer under scrutiny is The Co-operative Group, which reported banking-induced losses, but revealed it is re-sizing its food retail estate to give it more focus. Elsewhere, China's WH Group, of which Smithfield Foods is now a part, announced plans to list in Hong Kong and US group Post Holdings made another M&A move, with a deal to buy egg-to-dairy supplier Michael Foods.

IRELAND: Profits up at The Irish Dairy Board

By: Dean Best | 17 April 2014

RUSSIA: Retailer Lenta posts 14% rise in Q1 LFL sales

By: Hannah Abdulla | 17 April 2014

UK: Job boost for Kerry's Golden Cow unit

By: Hannah Abdulla | 17 April 2014

US: High commodity costs weigh on Michael Foods

By: Hannah Abdulla | 17 April 2014

just the facts - Post Holdings' M&A spree

By: Dean Best | 17 April 2014

US: West Coast, overseas sales boost Armanino

By: Dean Best | 17 April 2014

UK: Co-op sees "heavy losses" but food improving

By: Katy Askew | 17 April 2014

CANADA: Metro sees sales recover in Q2

By: Dean Best | 16 April 2014

AUSTRALIA: Chobani signs Singapore export contract

By: Hannah Abdulla | 16 April 2014

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