Frozen, Ice Cream: Latest news and analysis articles
General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly i...
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Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group.
Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.
US dairy-free business Tofutti Brands has appointed advisers to look at "strategic alternatives" for the business, including a possible sale.
This week, there were more calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat. Bakery giant Aryzta announced its annual results, which included falling profits and slow sales growth. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries set out plans for a plant in the US, while McCormick & Co. said it expects to have a "record" year.
The trend for US food majors to spice up their growth prospects with the acquisition of smaller brands continued this week with ConAgra Foods moving for sauces-and-salsa group Frontera Foods. Meanwhile, further south in Brazil, it emerged Nestle could be close to clearing anti-trust concerns over its acquisition of chocolate maker Garoto in 2002 and finalising the deal. Our financial pages included analysis of the annual results of bakery giant Aryzta, which reported declining earnings.
ConAgra Foods booked an increase in first-quarter profit today (29 September) as the group prepares to spin-off its Lamb Weston potato business.
Icelandic Seachill has opened another market for its The Saucy Fish Co. brand, with a deal to sell frozen products with Canadian grocer Loblaw.
Duke Food Productions, the US private-label manufacturer, is to set up a plant in its second state in the country.
Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.
Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another recall amid concerns a product could contain a strain of the listeria bacteria.
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