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Foodservice focus: McDonald's/Five Guys/Starbucks

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in par...

Mondelez results and outlook - 7 things to learn

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again tod...

Talking shop: Wal-Mart overhaul, Lidl's US charge

January brought further evidence of the seismic shifts taking place in the global retail sector. Established retailers have largely responde...

Comment: Hain Celestial cognisant of US challenges

Irwin Simon, the founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial, often comes across as one of the more forthright chief executives in the US f...

Latest Interviews

Richelieu Foods CEO eyes growth - interview 9 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.

Interview: PepsiCo talks sustainability progress 2 Dec 2015

Ben Cooper

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

Latest News

PepsiCo's Nooyi: "macro challenges" will continue 11 Feb 2016

Dean Best

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi today (11 February) the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she had not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.

Kellogg US performance hits FY sales, profits 11 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg's full-year sales and profits have again been hit by weakness in its domestic arm.

WhiteWave FY earnings jump by one-fifth 11 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

WhiteWave Foods revealed today (11 February) that its full year net earnings rose 20% while its full-year operating profit increased by one-quarter, supported by sales growth and margin expansion. 

Flowers disappointed with Q4 but upbeat on 2016 11 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Flowers Foods has said it is "not satisfied" with its fourth-quarter performance, despite the US baker reporting higher sales and earnings for the full-year - but the company forecast a jump in revenue and profit during 2016. 

TreeHouse Foods sales slide in Q4 11 Feb 2016

Dean Best

TreeHouse Foods, the US private-label group, saw sales decline in the last three months of 2015 amid pressure on volumes and moves on prices.

PepsiCo forecasts dip in sales growth in 2016 11 Feb 2016

Dean Best

PepsiCo today (11 February) forecast a 4% increase in underlying sales in 2016 - excluding foreign exchange and an extra trading week - down slightly on the growth the Lay's and Quaker owner saw last year.

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