Bakery: Latest news and analysis articles
Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said....
A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...
The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters...
Associated British Foods this week announced the launch of a high-protein bread from its Australasian arm George Weston Foods. The company l...
Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.
With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.
Alphabeta 4, a company indirectly controlled by Norway-based private-equity firm IK Investment Partners, is poised to start talks with Sagard Private Equity Partners to buy French chilled dough business Cérélia.
Hormel Foods has booked a jump in half-year sales and earnings but warned its Jennie-O Turkey business will be "significantly challenged" by the impact of bird flu.
UK baker Hovis has appointed former Dairy Crest executive Martyn Wilks as its new CEO.
The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.
This week's result round-up includes a positive start to the year for UK own-label group Bakkavor, better sales but pressure on profits for Canada's Weston Foods and a slide in revenue at French poultry group Duc.
This week, Cloetta announced the appointment of new CEO, David Nuutinen. In the UK, The Fabulous Bakin' Boys announced a rebrand and a focus on healthier ingredients. Elsewhere, ConAgra announced the acquisition of Blake's All Natural Foods. We also published the second-part of our just-food interview with Wessanen CFO, Ronald Merckx who talked about the company's acquisition ambitions. Here is the week in quotes
US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.
Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.
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