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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...

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016

When ISM, the world's largest confectionery and snack trade fair, closed its doors for 2016 last week around 38,500 visitors had been throug...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bear snacks firm on Lotus Bakeries deal 5 Jan 2016

Dean Best

Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.


Interview: PepsiCo talks sustainability progress 2 Dec 2015

Ben Cooper

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

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. 


United Biscuits adds to Go Ahead! range 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits is continuing its new-product rollout offensive with its third UK launch in under a week.


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.


PepsiCo's Nooyi: "macro challenges" will continue 11 Feb 16

Dean Best

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi today (11 February) warned the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she had not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.


Orkla sees growth in “competitive markets” 11 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Nordic food group Orkla booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings despite currency fluctuations and "competitive markets". 

Latest blogs

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra? 2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.

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