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On the money: Pricing, promos pinch Kraft results

Kraft Foods Group's moves to up prices on certain products - and a step-up in its promotional activity in other areas - combined to put pres...

Indian conglomerate ITC sets out FMCG ambition

Indian conglomerate ITC this week reported losses from its FMCG arm, as well as a slowdown in sales, but the company's has big ambitions for...

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613...

Opportunities for FMCG from Family Dollar sale

Customer consolidation, of course, can present challenges and US grocery manufacturers, so keen to up their presence in dollar stores, may h...

Latest Interviews

Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department


The just-food interview: Premier Foods CEO Darby 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc is emerging from the long shadow of its debt burden with a new refinancing package and a clear mandate to grow its categories and brands. But, in the tough UK operating environment, growth is proving hard to come by. Premier CEO Gavin Darby speaks to just-food about balancing the need to invest in Premier's stable of well-known brands - as well as some of the more neglected areas of its business - while also managing a fragile balance sheet.

Latest News

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 1 Aug 14

Dean Best

Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group this week demonstrated the challenge of doing business in the US grocery sector with half-year results that missed Wall Street forecasts. The US also looks set to see more retail consolidation after Dollar Tree's move for discount rival Family Dollar Stores. Meanwhile, in India, ITC set out an ambition to be the top FMCG player in the country by 2030.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Tyson sold its Brazilian and Mexican operations to JBS in the deal of the week and Kellogg was forced to let staff back in at its Memphis plant after a nine-month lockout. Here is the week in quotes.


Research round-up: baked goods; Campbell's M&A 1 Aug 14

just-food Research Team

This week, our research team features reports in the just-food store on the global baked goods market, confectionery in Sweden and the dairy sector in Romania, plus an analysis of Campbell Soup Co.'s recent M&A.


Kellogg lowers sales, earnings forecasts 31 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has cut its forecast for annual earnings after it reported lower sales and profits for the second quarter of the year.


Kraft shares drop after Q2 misses Wall St forecast 31 Jul 14

Dean Best

Shares in Kraft Foods Group fell in after-hours trading in New York despite the US food company posting higher underlying second-quarter profits and sales after its results fell below Wall Street expectations.


US group Inventure Foods books bumper H1 31 Jul 14

Dean Best

US snack and frozen food maker Inventure Foods today (31 July) reported higher half-year sales and profits.

Latest blogs

Carlyle snaps up FMCG agency Acosta - but was the deal worth it? 30 Jul 14

Dean Best

Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?


Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo? 17 Jul 14

Dean Best

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.

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