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US: General Mills broadens CO2 reduction pledge

General Mills has announced plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain, with a focus on upstream agriculture....

US: Kellogg to close Columbus snack plant, 325 jobs at risk

Kellogg has announced it is to cease production at a snacks facility in the US - a move which sees 325 jobs at risk....

EU: Industry dismisses Brussels' 'sin' tax claims

The EU trade association for the bloc's food and drink industries, FoodDrinkEurope, has shrugged off Brussels' claims sin taxes do reduce co...

RUSSIA: Moscow bans canned products from Ukraine

Russia's agricultural watchdog has announced a ban on imports from Ukraine of canned vegetables, fruit and fish....

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EU: Industry dismisses Brussels' 'sin' tax claims 29 Jul 2014

Alan Osborn

The EU trade association for the bloc's food and drink industries, FoodDrinkEurope, has shrugged off Brussels' claims sin taxes do reduce consumption of products high in salt, sugar and fat.


US: Banana prices help drive Fresh Del Monte profits 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (29 July) posted increased half-year earnings, as higher selling prices for bananas in the second quarter helped its profits.


US: Sales, profits up at J&J Snack Foods 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Strong sales growth has lifted J&J Snack Foods' bottom line with the US firm posting a 13% increase in net profit for the first nine months of its financial year.


NETHERLANDS: Staay marks expansion into Poland, Spain 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch fruit and vegetable supplier Staay Food Group has announced its expansion into Spain and Poland.


RUSSIA: Moscow bans canned products from Ukraine 29 Jul 2014

Keith Nuthall

Russia's agricultural watchdog has announced a ban on imports from Ukraine of canned vegetables, fruit and fish.


US: Kellogg to close Columbus snack plant, 325 jobs at risk 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has announced it is to cease production at a snacks facility in the US - a move which sees 325 jobs at risk.


FRANCE: Poultry firm Tilly-Sabco gets temporary reprieve 29 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

Embattled French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco, which had been facing closure next month, has secured business through to the end of September.


CANADA: Costs hit profits at baker Weston Foods 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Half-year earnings at Canada-based bakery group Weston Foods have fallen despite higher revenue amid pressure on costs.


US: General Mills broadens CO2 reduction pledge 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills has announced plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain, with a focus on upstream agriculture.


UK: Greencore sales up amid "buoyant" food-to-go market 29 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Greencore has said it is confident it can deliver annual earnings in line with market expectations after posting higher sales for the third quarter of its financial year.


MEXICO: H1 up but Lala CEO bemoans "low" sales growth 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 - but CEO Arquimedes Celis said macro-economic conditions had weighed on the business.


BRAZIL: Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


CROATIA: Restructuring hits H1 profits at Podravka 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Moves from Croatia-based consumer goods group Podravka to restructure its food business have weighed on half-year profits.


US: Cal-Maine strikes Arizona JV with Hickman's Egg Ranch 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has formed a venture with Hickman's Egg Ranch to sell "specialty" eggs in Arizona.


US: Protein firm Quest Nutrition set for crisps launch 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US firm Quest Nutrition, a maker of protein-based products, is to launch into the savoury snacks aisle with the launch of a crisps line.


US: FY sales record helps profits jump at Cal-Maine 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has booked a jump in annual sales thanks to a year of record sales.


US: Tyson Q3 profits up but miss Wall St forecasts 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Tyson Foods today (28 July) reported higher third-quarter earnings but the US meat group's bottom line was below Wall Street forecasts.


UK: Bridges Ventures fund invests in snacks firm Wholebake 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

A "controlling" stake in UK snacks manufacturer Wholebake has been sold to investment fund Bridges Ventures.


just-food research round-up: baked goods; Campbell's M&A; confectionery in Sweden 29 Jul 2014

just-food Research Team

This week, our research team features reports in the just-food store on the global baked goods market, confectionery in Sweden and the dairy sector in Romania, plus an analysis of Campbell Soup Co.'s recent M&A.


UK: 2 Sisters "passes" FSA poultry plant audits 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

2 Sisters Food Group said today (28 July) two plants at the centre of food safety allegations had passed audits ordered by the UK's Food Standards Agency.


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