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PepsiCo 2015 results, 2016 outlook - takeaways

The macro-economic environment, prospects in Latin America, doing business in the Middle East and the outlook for pricing where the hot topi...

The mixed fortunes of Kellogg's two main US arms

Kellogg's US business weighed on its results in 2015 but the company insisted its troubled US cereal business was seeing signs of improvemen...

Time to reappraise strategy at Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods' share price fell almost 20% yesterday (11 February) after the US bakery group booked fourth-quarter earnings that failed to h...

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...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview pt 1 - Bonduelle CFO 28 Oct 2015

Dean Best

After what Bonduelle CFO Gregory Sanson describes as a "remarkable" 2014/15 financial year, the French vegetables group is plotting how to maintain its momentum. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Sanson about Bonduelle's performance in the last 12 months, its plans for growth in a mature Europe and its prospects in faster-growing markets.


The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.

Latest News

Pioneer warns on South Africa outlook  12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has warned of deteriorating conditions facing food makers in the country. 


Lotus Bakeries FY boosted by organic growth 12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Lotus Bakeries booked a jump in full-year sales and earnings this morning (12 February), with expansion supported by the organic growth of the group's brands. 


Tootsie Roll earnings rise despite sales pressure  12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Tootsie Roll Industries booked an increase in full-year earnings despite a slight drop in sales during the 12 months. 


News of week - Chobani, Mars, Russia palm oil 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

This week saw Chobani reveal it had rejected takeover offers, Mars announce plans to remove artificial colours from its food and Russia draw up plans to tax palm oil. Among the companies announcing 2015 results were PepsiCo and Kellogg.


Quotes of week - PepsiCo, Kellogg, Quorn 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

There were a flurry of companies reporting their results for 2015 and looking into 2016. Among them, PepsiCo said it beat its own expectations for last year but sounded a note of caution on macro-economic conditions for the year ahead. Kellogg, meanwhile, pointed to progress with its core US cereal business but admitted domestic problems with snacks. Elsewhere, Chobani confirmed it had rejected takeover offers and just-food interviewed Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor. Here is the week in quotes.


Armanino to invest in plans to meet demand 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

Armanino Foods of Distinction, the US meatballs-to-pesto group, has revealed it plans to up its production capacity to meet an increase in demand it expects to see this year.

Latest blogs

Maggi returns but will growth follow in AOA for Nestle? 5 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Nestle had some reason for cheer this week when it was confirmed that Maggi noodles should be back on Indian shelves this month.


The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

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