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UPDATE: UK: Premier establishes international unit

Premier Foods plc has established an independent business unit that will focus on supporting growth overseas, chief executive Gavin Darby re...

US: Unilever to close Florida ice cream plant, 230 jobs axed

Unilever is to close an ice cream manufacturing plant in Florida, a move that sees 230 jobs put at risk....

BRAZIL: BRF alleged to have broken Perdigao merger deal

Brazil's competition watchdog CADE has launched an investigation into BRF following the merger between Sadia and Perdigao that formed the bu...

UK: Premier sales slide but trading profit improves

Premier Foods plc booked a drop in first-half underlying sales this morning (22 July) but higher trading profit enabled the group to reaffir...

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US: Baker Bridor to expand US plant 22 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

French industrial baker Bridor, which supplies products to the supermarket and foodservice channels, is planning to expand its plant in the US.


UK: S&A Foods announces restructure, 55 jobs to go 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK ready-meals supplier S&A Foods has announced a restructure that is expected to see 55 jobs axed.


US: Unilever to close Florida ice cream plant, 230 jobs axed 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is to close an ice cream manufacturing plant in Florida, a move that sees 230 jobs put at risk.


UPDATE: UK: Premier establishes international unit 22 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc has established an independent business unit that will focus on supporting growth overseas, chief executive Gavin Darby revealed today (22 July).


US: Mead Johnson H1 profits up despite Q2 dip 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US infant formula firm Mead Johnson has posted an increase in profits for the first half of the year despite earnings slightly dipping in the second quarter as a result of higher dairy costs.


INDIA: Amira secures listings in Ratnadeep supermarkets 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Rice manufacturer Amira Nature Foods has announced the launch of a range of products in Ratnadeep supermarkets in India.


US: V8 "protein platform", organic soups in Campbell NPD push 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. is to launch protein shakes and bars under the V8 label, a range of organic soups under its namesake brand and add a kids range to its Bolthouse Farms portfolio in a bid to boost sales in the next 12 months.


BRAZIL: BRF alleged to have broken Perdigao merger deal 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazil's competition watchdog CADE has launched an investigation into BRF following the merger between Sadia and Perdigao that formed the business.


NEW ZEALAND: Sealord coy on CEO appointment 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand seafood processor Sealord has refused to be drawn into speculation the new CEO it is appointing former McCain Foods executive Steve Yung.


UK: Premier sales slide but trading profit improves 22 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc booked a drop in first-half underlying sales this morning (22 July) but higher trading profit enabled the group to reaffirm its expectations for that metric.


just-food research round-up: China's dairy market; confectionery in Italy 22 Jul 2014

just-food Research Team

China is a market high on the list for a number of dairy multinationals and this week's featured research from the just-food store includes a report setting out forecasts for the sector to 2018.


US: Campbell issues warning on 2014/15 fiscal year 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. today (21 May) warned sales and earnings in its upcoming new financial year would fall below the company's long-term targets.


FRANCE: Genius secures listings in four supermarkets 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based gluten free firm Genius Foods has announced its expansion into France.


SWITZERLAND: New standards for lead in infant formula, arsenic in rice 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The UN food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has announced a new set of rules for the maximum levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice.


CANADA: Bonduelle fire causes "considerable" damage 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Canned vegetable supplier Bonduelle has said damage to its plant in Tecumseh Ontario Canada is "considerable" after a fire broke out on the night of 17 July.


UK: Premier launches Oxo pots range 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Premier Foods plc is set to take on Unilever with the launch of a flavourings and seasonings pot line under its Oxo brand.


PHILIPPINES/NZ: Universal Robina Corp. to buy biscuit firm Griffin's 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Philippines-based Universal Robina Corp. is to acquire New Zealand biscuit group Griffin's Foods from private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners for NZ$700m (US$608.9m).


US: Kehe Distributors buys peer Nature's Best 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Kehe Distributors has snapped up fellow US natural products distributor Nature's Best to help expand its business across North America.


UPDATE: Cloetta CEO: M&A more likely in existing markets 18 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron today (18 July) told just-food the Sweden-based confectioner was ready to make more acquisitions - but was more likely to pounce in its existing markets than emerging economies.


INDIA: Britannia hit by strike action 18 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Indian biscuit manufacturer Britannia Industries has confirmed strike action by contract labour has hit production at a factory in Delhi.


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