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ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

Latest Interviews

How Ritter is advancing sustainable sourcing 1 Dec 2015

Katy Askew

Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more. 

Interview: Ritter sees growth potential in US, EU 24 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.

Latest News

Mondelez 'eyeing European candy disposals' 1 Dec 15

Dean Best

Mondelez International has reportedly hired advisers to help with the potential sale of confectionery assets in Europe.

Wholesome Sweeteners acquires TruSweets 1 Dec 15

Hannah Abdulla

US organic sweetener maker Wholesome Sweeteners has acquired organic candy maker TruSweets.

General Mills takes Fibre One to UK 1 Dec 15

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills is launching its Fibre One cereal brand in the UK with the launch of a range of snacks.

Raisio rolls out Harvest Cheweee snack bar bites 30 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Raisio has launched a bagged "on-the-go" alternative of its Harvest Cheweee snack bar in the UK.

Industry quotes of week - Boulder Brands, Unilever 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US 26 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo plans to expand a Frito-Lay snacks plant in the US, with investment in the site's production of Cheetos.

Latest blogs

Woolworths pushes healthy eating with free fruit for kids 30 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.

Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.

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