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HKScan, the Finnish meat group, has announced the appointment of Jari Latvanen as its new chief executive....
Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, this morning (27 May) reported growing first-quarter losses after sales tumbled due to the loss of...
Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some o...
US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans....
HKScan, the Finnish meat group, has announced the appointment of Jari Latvanen as its new chief executive.
Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, this morning (27 May) reported growing first-quarter losses after sales tumbled due to the loss of contracts in its domestic market.
The Vandemoortele family is set to become the sole shareholder in the Belgium-based business-to-business baker after agreeing to buy shares owned in the company by local private-equity group Gimv.
Indian dairy group Kwality is looking to become a business more focused on selling to consumers.
Snyder's-Lance CFO Rick Puckett will leave the US snack group at the end of the year.
Brands Direct, the UK private-label supplier, is launching its first branded product - Natur organic muesli.
The Scottish Salmon Co. has booked a drop in first-quarter earnings, as lower margins and and increased costs offset higher sales at the UK seafood processor.
Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.
Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.
Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some of the money into supporting its brands.
US eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek is reportedly looking to raise fresh capital to fund expansion plans.
Netherlands-based meat group Vion is investing in a new abattoir for the slaughter and processing of organic beef.
US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is forming a joint venture with the largest Asian foodservice company, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), to build a poultry plant in the Philippines.
Sanderson Farms has reported lower sales and profits for the first half of its financial year.
Canada Bread, a subsidiary of Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo, is to close its bakery in North Bay, in Canada's Ontario province.
French poultry processor LDC has given warnings about the outlook for consumption and for raw materials in the coming year as it delivered an increase in full-year sales and earnings.
FoodMaster, the Kazakh dairy business owned by Lactalis, has secured financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Canadian dairy cooperative Gay Lea Foods is to acquire another slice of the country's dairy market with the purchase of Ontario cheese maker Black River Cheese Company.
Quantum Foods has, as expected, posted a fall in profits for the first half of the year on the back of higher costs and currency volatility.
Lindt & Sprungli-owned US confectioner Russell Stover has launched its first "snacking" product.
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