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Short-termism decides Chiquita's future

The imminent sale of Chiquita Brands International, the US produce giant, shows how different investment horizons can manifest on a company'...

Boulder Brands should consider Smart Balance sale

The US spreads and gluten-free group saw its shares slump yesterday after warning about its short-term profitability. Boulder's Smart Balanc...

Editor's viewpoint: Chiquita right to stand firm

Chiquita Brands International still appears set on its proposed merger with Fyffes – and the US produce giant is, at the moment, right to do...

PepsiCo's response to Frito-Lay share squeeze

Frito-Lay, the North American snack business of PepsiCo, is responding to the slow erosion of its market share in a "disciplined" way, while...

Latest Interviews

Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.


Sustainability Watch: WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.

Latest News

Snow Phipps Group new PE owner for Teasdale Foods 31 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Snow Phipps Group, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired Hispanic foods firm Teasdale Foods from Palladium Equity Partners.


Inventure Foods shares sag after Q3 miss 31 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Inventure Foods saw sales and profits climb in the first nine months of 2014 - but shares in the US food group fell yesterday (30 October) after third-quarter results missed analyst expectations.


Kellogg earnings beat forecast but sales pressured 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Kellogg climbed today (30 October) after it booked third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street and company forecasts - but the US group continued to see domestic cereal sales come under pressure.


Kraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured 30 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


Maple Leaf earnings miss on transition issues 30 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Maple Leaf Foods' third-quarter earnings came in below analyst expectations today (30 October) as the Canadian group registered greater-than-expected charges related to a scheme to modernise some of its meat plants.


Amy's Kitchen buys ex-Heinz plant in Idaho 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US natural and organic food group Amy's Kitchen has acquired a former Heinz facility in Idaho.

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