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Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Opportunities for FMCG from Family Dollar sale

Customer consolidation, of course, can present challenges and US grocery manufacturers, so keen to up their presence in dollar stores, may h...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

On the money: Bimbo forecasts US volume recovery

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has p...

Latest Interviews

Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department

PepsiCo chief scientific officer Dr Mehmood Khan 10 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo, discusses research and development with Olly Wehring, the editor of just-food sister site just-drinks. Khan discusses the changing role of research and development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

Kellogg lowers sales, earnings forecasts 31 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has cut its forecast for annual earnings after it reported lower sales and profits for the second quarter of the year.

Cargill closes US beef processing plant 31 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Tight cattle supplies have seen Cargill announce it is to close its Milwaukee beef processing plant with approximately 600 jobs at risk.

Kraft shares drop after Q2 misses Wall St forecast 31 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Kraft Foods Group fell in after-hours trading in New York despite the US food company posting higher underlying second-quarter profits and sales after its results fell below Wall Street expectations.

Kellogg ordered to end nine-month Memphis lockout 31 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has been ordered to end its nine-month Memphis plant lockout by a US district judge.

Maple Leaf restructure charges see losses continue 31 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Restructuring-related charges hit Maple Leaf Foods' bottom line in the first half of 2014, despite the Canadian meats group seeing an increase in sales.

US group Inventure Foods books bumper H1 31 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US snack and frozen food maker Inventure Foods today (31 July) reported higher half-year sales and profits.

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