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How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Is Mondelez's margin target hurting sales?

Mondelez International has delivered a lacklustre set of 2016 numbers but the snacks giant, which has been buffered by a challenging operati...

Hershey's 2016 results, 2017 outlook: 5 takeaways

Hershey's 2016 results and 2017 outlook, issued on Friday (3 February), suggested both a stronger finish to the year than the preceding nine...

Latest Interviews

Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.


Interview, part 2: Sanderson Farms' CFO 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

Latest News

ABF sees further grocery revival  27 Feb 17

Katy Askew

International growth, higher volumes of Kingsmill and increased cereal sales enabled Associated British Foods to report ongoing improvements at its grocery unit during the first half of its financial year. 


UK's Frank Dale Foods to call in liquidator 27 Feb 17

John Shepherd

UK-based party food manufacturer Frank Dale Foods has called a creditors' meeting for tomorrow (28 February) to appoint a liquidator in a bid to find a new owner and save jobs.


Meat giant BRF "unsatisfied" with results 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

BRF has admitted it is "deeply unsatisfied" with its results for 2016, which saw the Brazil-based meat processor fall into the red amid pressure from input costs and lower financial income.


Bellamy's EBIT plunges as lawsuit filed 24 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Embattled Australian infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia is facing a class action lawsuit filed by disgruntled shareholders, action that emerged hours before the group reported a near-50% drop in operating profit for the first six months of its financial year.


Oz dairy group Murray Goulburn books H1 loss 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn, the embattled Australian dairy processor, ran up a loss of AUD32m in the first six months of its financial year, hit by lower sales from both sides of its business.


B&G forecasts higher sales, earnings in 2017 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

B&G Foods, the US group behind brands including Green Giant vegetables and TrueNorth snacks, has forecast rising sales and earnings for this year.

Latest blogs

just-food back up and running 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

To follow on from our earlier notice and after some hard work from our technical team, just-food is back live after today's power outage.


Storm Doris causes power outage at just-food 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

Much of the UK has felt the impact of Storm Doris today - and just-food's head office has been no exception.

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