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General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft s...

Mondelez to build US$90m biscuit plant in Bahrain

Confectionery and snack maker Mondelez International is building a biscuit plant in Bahrain as demand across the Middle East continues to gr...

United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float"

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potentia...

FrieslandCampina to close Belgium dairy drink plant

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina has announced plans to close a factory in Belgium amid "declining demand" for dairy drinks in Europe....

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Tesco, R&R work on new range after Chokablok delisting 1 Oct 2014

Dean Best

R&R Ice Cream is developing a new ice cream range with Tesco after the UK retailer delisted Chokablok ice cream, the brand the two companies had created three years ago.


Podravka tables bid for fish firm Mirna 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Croatian food processor Podravka has tabled a bid to take full-control of fish company Mirna.


Mondelez enters Google tie-up for online video ads 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Mondelez International has entered into an agreement with Google that will see it further shift its advertising spend to online video platforms.


Divine Chocolate wins US major retailer listings 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has announced listings at a number of US mainstream retailers.


Walkers Shortbread launches gluten-free range 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Walkers Shortbread wants to cash in on growing demand for gluten-free products in the UK and is launching a line of gluten-free shortbread.


Russian embargo forces Valio to mull job cuts 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Finnish dairy group Valio is opening talks over potential head office job cuts as a consequence of lost revenue from Russia's import restrictions.


Thoresen Thai buys Sino Grandness stake 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) has signaled its intention to diversify its business activities with the acquisition of a minority stake in Singapore-listed Sino Grandness Foods.


United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float" 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potential float of the McVitie's owner.


Kellogg to appeal Russian tax bill 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg is appealing a decision by Russia's Federal Tax Service to collect RUB90m (US$2.2m) in tax arrears.


StarKist CEO Lee to retire from seafood group 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

US seafood group StarKist Co. has said president and CEO Sam Hwi Lee is to retire.


FrieslandCampina to close Belgium dairy drink plant 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina has announced plans to close a factory in Belgium amid "declining demand" for dairy drinks in Europe.


HKScan confirms job losses in Finland 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Finland-based meat group HKScan has finalised the cuts it will make to white-collar and managerial positions in its domestic market.


Toshiba Corp. kicks off veggie production 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Electronics group Toshiba Corp. has announced its debut into the food sector with the launch of its first vegetable production site.


Mondelez to build US$90m biscuit plant in Bahrain 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Confectionery and snack maker Mondelez International is building a biscuit plant in Bahrain as demand across the Middle East continues to grow.


General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs 1 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.


English Bay Batter taken over by private equity firm KVN 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian investment fund Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. has acquired North American bakery company English Bay Batter.


ConAgra, Skinnygirl team up for low-cal popcorn launch 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has teamed up with health and wellness foods producer, Skinnygirl, for the US launch of a low-calorie popcorn line.


Tilly-Sabco wins two-month reprieve as court orders liquidation 30 Sep 2014

Stuart Todd

A French court today (30 September) ordered the liquidation of embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly-Sabco, with the proviso that it be allowed to continue trading in the hope of finding a buyer.


Negative FX and one-off charge hit Bonduelle FY profits 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Exchange rate volatility and a one-off charge has weighed heavy on Bonduelle's bottom line, with the French vegetable processor reporting a 70.7% fall in annual profits.


EU launches fresh support for Russia-hit fruit, veg growers 30 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The European Commission has announced EUR165m (US$208m) in new emergency measures to support fruit and veg growers affected by the ban on exports to Russia.


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