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Kellogg claims "good progress" in Q1

Kellogg CEO John Bryant said today (5 May) said the US cereal and snacks group had made "good progress on our priorities" in the first quart...

Kraft Heinz sees "faster" savings, volume uptick

Kraft Heinz reported higher first-quarter operating earnings on "faster" than expected margin improvements and slightly higher sales volumes...

How Nestle stands to benefit from its ice cream JV with R&R

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses last week. The new joint venture model brings a number of ben...

Hain Celestial to sell "non-core" brands, sets up venture unit

Hain Celestial said today (4 May) it plans to sell off brands that "no longer fit into its core strategy", while announcing he launch of Cul...

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Kellogg claims "good progress" in Q1 5 May 2016

Dean Best

Kellogg CEO John Bryant said today (5 May) said the US cereal and snacks group had made "good progress on our priorities" in the first quarter, a period when underlying net sales and profits rose.


Kraft Heinz sees "faster" savings, volume uptick 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz reported higher first-quarter operating earnings on "faster" than expected margin improvements and slightly higher sales volumes.


How Nestle stands to benefit from its ice cream JV with R&R 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses last week. The new joint venture model brings a number of benefits and will is likely see increased focus behind Nestle's ice cream brands. Katy Askew reports. 


TreeHouse swings to loss on acquisition costs 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods reported a first-quarter loss as costs associated with its acquisition of the ConAgra Foods private brands business weighed on profitability. 


Mengniu-owned Fuyuan to take majority stake in Burra Foods 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy farming company Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd - which is part owned by dairy giant Mengniu - plans to take a "majority shareholding" in Australia's Burra Foods.


SunRice puts capital restructuring on hold 5 May 2016

Dean Best

SunRice, the Australian rice exporter, has postponed plans for a capital restructuring that had lined up the listing of a unit trust on the country's main stock market.


HKScan to expand Poland bacon plant 5 May 2016

Dean Best

HKScan, the Finland-based meat products supplier, plans to expand a bacon factory in Poland.


Indofood posts Q1 profit rise 5 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

First-quarter profits at Indonesian agri-food business Indofood have risen on the back of higher sales.


PizzaExpress eyes growth in retail with three year plan 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

UK pizza chain PizzaExpress has indicated it wants to grow its "at home" sales with the addition of new pizza and pasta recipes, including a gluten-free option.


Tootsie Roll Industries overseas sales fall hits Q1 5 May 2016

Dean Best

Tootsie Roll Industries, the US confectioner, has booked a fall in first-quarter sales on the back of lower revenues from overseas, although the company's profits rose year-on-year.


Hain Celestial to sell "non-core" brands, sets up venture unit 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Hain Celestial said today (4 May) it plans to sell off brands that "no longer fit into its core strategy", while announcing he launch of Cultivate Ventures, a unit for fresh investments.


Haribo to expand Spanish plant 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Haribo is planning to double its production capacity in Spain, just-food-understands.


Cerealto to focus on gluten-free, international growth with EUR68m investment 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Cerealto, the international business of Spanish food firm Grupo Siro, has outlined a EUR68m investment into growing its business internationally and enhancing its presence in the UK's gluten-free sector.


MS Foods to take controlling stake in Tilly-Sabco Bretagne 4 May 2016

Stuart Todd

UK firm MS Foods is set to take majority control of French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne for the token amount of EUR1 (US$1.15).


Bonduelle bolstered by sales outside Europe  4 May 2016

Katy Askew

French vegetable processor Bonduelle booked "virtually unchanged" sales for the first nine months of the year as growth outside Europe offset softness within the EU and the negative impact of currency exchange. 


Hain Celestial revises FY sales, earnings forecasts 4 May 2016

Dean Best

Hain Celestial today (4 May) lowered the top end of its forecasts for net sales and earnings per share as the US food group tightened its predictions for its top and bottom lines.


Maple Leaf hails "milestone" of margin improvements  4 May 2016

Katy Askew

Maple Leaf Foods said today (4 May) it hit the "milestone" of delivering a "sustainably more profitable company" in the first quarter of 2016 following an investment programme designed to strip costs out of its production base. 


Goldman Sachs, Silverfern acquire Continental Bakeries  4 May 2016

Katy Askew

The merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs alongside direct investment firm Silverfern have entered into an agreement to acquire European baking group Continental Bakeries from NPM Capital. 


Land O'Lakes posts Q1 profit rise 4 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

First quarter profits at Land O'Lakes have risen despite a slight fall in sales.


HKScan Q1 results down on Finland, Sweden challenges 4 May 2016

Dean Best

HKScan, the Finland-based meat processor, today (4 May) posted lower first-quarter sales and profits on the back of price pressure in its domestic pork market and higher beef costs in Sweden.


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