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Hostess sale rumours hit headlines again

Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks group and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its privat...

Tesco delists Rachel's Organic yoghurt range

Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range....

McCain Foods to close US plant

McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin....

B&G posts Q1 profit, sales increase

B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand....

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Hostess sale rumours hit headlines again 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks group and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its private-equity backers are lining up a sale.


Tesco delists Rachel's Organic yoghurt range 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range.


McCain Foods to close US plant 24 Apr 2015

Dean Best

McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.


B&G posts Q1 profit, sales increase 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand.


Wessanen enjoys strong volumes in Q1 24 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen today (24 April) reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, with the company's CEO Christophe Barnouin pointing to the company's volume performance.


China to introduce "toughest" food safety law yet 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

China has reportedly passed amendments to its food safety rules that will see offenders given "the heaviest penalties yet".


Inventure recalls products on listeria concerns 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

?Inventure Foods has issued a recall of some of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and selected Jamba At Home smoothie kits in the US, after discovering Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.


Food industry results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 Apr 2015

Dean Best

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.


PepsiCo launches Lay's Maxx in India 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has launched a product under its Lay's potato chip brand in India.


Food industry news of the week: Iglo, Blue Bell Creameries, Hershey 24 Apr 2015

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Food industry quotes of the week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


Blue Bell linked to listeria cases from 2010 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream supplier linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, has been connected to cases of listeriosis in 2010.


Mexico halts Iowa poultry, eggs on bird flu concern - reports 23 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mexico has reportedly suspended imports of live birds and eggs from Iowa, US, on bird flu concerns.


Argentina's Verónica in "Latin America milk first" 23 Apr 2015

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine dairy firm Verónica has launched the first milk with higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA milk) in Latin America.


Mead Johnson reports mixed Q1 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

US infant formula group Mead Johnson today (23 April) reported higher first-quarter profits, helped by price increases, lower dairy costs and a fall in its tax rate.


Hershey cuts sales forecast on forex and China 23 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has cut its target for annual sales, on the back of foreign exchange and lower-than-expected sales in China.


Pioneer forms "functional foods" JV 23 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African food group Pioneer Foods has announced a joint venture with health foods firm Futurelife.


PepsiCo underlying sales, earnings up 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

PepsiCo today (23 April) reported falling first-quarter sales and earnings - in part due to the impact of foreign exchange - but said its core revenue and profitability improved year-on-year.


Arca Continental adds to Bokados snacks plant 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Mexican food and drinks group Arca Continental is eyeing growth at home and in export markets after investment at its domestic Bokados snacks plant.


IRI Product Pacesetters 2014: the top 10 23 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kraft Foods Lunchables Uploaded has topped IRI's poll of the top NPD launches in the US during 2014.


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