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Where now for Danone after Faber's departure? 16 Mar 2021

Column: On the move

In the wake of Emmanuel Faber's departure from Danone, Andy Coyne weighs up what might be the priorities for those set to take the helm of the French food and beverage giant.


Uncertainty persists as Danone's changes see Faber remain 3 Mar 2021

Column: On the move

Danone has bowed to investor pressure on its CEO Emmanuel Faber but markets have reacted unfavourably to his appointment as non-executive chair. Simon Harvey reports.


"I don't think anyone's debating now the meat-free category is going to be very, very large" - the exit interview with Quorn Foods' Kevin Brennan 5 Feb 2020

Column: On the move

Stepping down after a near-decade at the helm of Quorn Foods, Kevin Brennan reflects on the growth of the UK meat-free firm and what it needs to do to continue to prosper.


Orkla's new CEO has foot on right pedal but still early days 24 Oct 2019

Column: On the move

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch joined an under-pressure Orkla as CEO this summer and initial signs are positive, although it is a little early to judge if gains will be sustained.


What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers? 2 Oct 2019

Column: On the move

Dave Lewis, the man at the top of the UK's largest supermarket chain Tesco, picked an opportune moment to step down as CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the new chief's challenges. 


New guard at Premier Foods but same old battles to win 3 Sep 2019

Column: On the move

Premier Foods removed some uncertainty last week after installing a new chairman and permanent CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the road ahead.


Will Orkla investors get what they want from incoming CEO? 7 Jun 2019

Column: On the move

With Orkla's organic growth just about ticking over, investors will be keen to see more concrete guidance from the incoming chief executive. Simon Harvey takes a look.


Is the tide already turning for Kraft Heinz before new chief Miguel Patricio sails in? 24 Apr 2019

Column: On the move

With the surprise announcement of a new chief at US food major Kraft Heinz, Simon Harvey looks at what Miguel Patricio might bring to the table.


Hain Celestial new chief brings in alternative strategy as earnings disappoint 8 Feb 2019

Column: On the move

Newly-installed Hain Celestial chief executive Mark Schiller has outlined his business strategy after reporting disappointing first-half results.


What could feature on to-do list of new Unilever CEO Alan Jope? 30 Nov 2018

Column: On the move

Paul Polman's departure from Unilever will mark the exit of one of the food sector's most high-profile CEOs. But how could his successor Alan Jope shape the FMCG giant?


Cereal? Health? A company split? What might be next for PepsiCo under new CEO Ramon Laguarta 8 Aug 2018

Column: On the move

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could lie ahead for the food and beverage giant? Dean Best reports.


What are the options for incoming 2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers? 24 May 2018

Column: On the move

After 25 years at the helm of 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK's largest food companies, multi-millionaire founder Ranjit Singh Boparan is stepping aside. Having recently faced a recent hygiene scandal, which dug holes in its finances, he has hired Ronald Kers as CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the challenges ahead for the former Müller executive.


Can new CEO Steven Oakland rebuild TreeHouse Foods? 8 Mar 2018

Column: On the move

TreeHouse Foods has hired industry veteran Steven Oakland to rescue what has become a sinking ship under the weight of its acquisition of the then ConAgra Foods' private-label arm in 2016. Simon Harvey looks at the job in hand for the former J.M. Smucker chief executive, who inherits a transformation programme still in its infancy and losses of more than US$200m.


Kellogg - new CEO, same old problems 5 Oct 2017

Column: On the move

Kellogg this week welcomed a new CEO. Former Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola and The Nature’s Bounty Co. executive Steve Cahillane took the hot seat at the US cereal and snacks giant on Monday (2 October). The 52-year-old replaces Kellogg veteran John Bryant, who oversaw a challenging period for the business but made progress in some areas. Dean Best reports.


What lies ahead for FrieslandCampina's new CEO? 30 Sep 2017

Column: On the move

FrieslandCampina, the world's fifth-largest dairy business, has announced the departure of CEO Roelof Joosten, with CFO Hein Schumacher to take the helm of the Dutch cooperative in the new year. Simon Harvey looks at what could be at the top of Schumacher's to-do list.


Plenty to ponder as Mondelez changes CEO 3 Aug 2017

Column: On the move

One of the longest tenures at the top of a major food multinational is set to come to an end, with Irene Rosenfeld, the chairman and CEO of Mondelez International, set to leave the Cadbury and Oreo maker next March. Rosenfeld, who became the CEO of Mondelez forerunner Kraft Foods in 2006, will leave behind a very different business to the one at which she arrived 11 years ago. Dean Best reflects on her time at the helm and outlines what could lie ahead for her successor, the former Coca-Cola, Mars, Danone and McCain Foods executive Dirk Van de Put.


What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider? 20 Jul 2016

Column: On the move

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food takes a look at what could be on the executive's 'to do' list as he takes the helm at the world's largest food maker. 


How could change at the top impact Lindt & Sprungli? 7 Jun 2016

Column: On the move

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli has been on something of a roll in recent years. The company has consistently grown its sales ahead of the wider chocolate market. It should come as little surprise then that in announcing chief executive Ernst Tanner is stepping down, the Lindor maker stressed "continuity" in naming financial chief Dr Dieter Weisskopf his successor.


On the move: What could lie ahead for new Cloetta CEO? 15 May 2015

Column: On the move

Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron is handing the reins to the boss of its Finnish unit, David Nuutinen, after six years at the top of the European confectioner. The company has just come through what Baron called an "intense restructuring period" following the merger between Cloetta and Leaf International in 2012 and the business is seeing a steady rise in sales. But what lies ahead for Nuutinen? Hannah Abdulla reports.


On the move: Why China was central to Nestle executive change 28 Apr 2015

Column: On the move

Nestle's operations in Asia, Oceania and Africa have had a challenging few quarters. CFO Wan Ling Martello has been asked to take charge of the division to try to revitalise its performance - and must focus on China.


On the move: The challenges awaiting ConAgra's new CEO 27 Mar 2015

Column: On the move

ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challenges lie ahead for CEO-elect Sean Connolly and he will need to find answers to big picture questions – particularly surrounding the group's private label unit – in the weeks and months to come. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: Marfrig stresses continuity as CEO Rial departs 16 Jan 2015

Column: On the move

Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was a chief architect behind Marfrig's "focus to win" strategy, which has left the group on the cusp of a return to earnings stability. With internal successor Martin Secco Arias to replace Rial, the company was keen to emphasise coherence as it calmed initial investor jitters. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: Morrisons to up focus on value after Philips exit 13 Jan 2015

Column: On the move

Morrisons has announced chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the UK grocer, an apparent victim of the retailer's inability to compete against the likes of Aldi and Lidl. Philips tried to emphasise Morrisons' value credentials but early efforts do not seem to have paid off and the company has indicated a fresh push on value and costs under a new chief executive.


On the move: Market hopes for refocused Danone under Faber 3 Sep 2014

Column: On the move

Shares in Danone rose as the market reacted to the announcement of a change at the top of the French food group. After 18 years at the helm, Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO. Analysts believe his replacement, deputy CEO Emmanuel Faber, need to give Danone a renewed sense of focus to take the business to the next stage.


On the move: What's in store from Tesco's new CEO? 21 Jul 2014

Column: On the move

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke is to step down from the UK retailer, with the announcement made this morning (21 July) alongside another profit warning. Clarke will be replaced by Unilever executive Dave Lewis in October. While investors have responded positively to the news, manufacturers doing business in the UK may be waiting with baited breath to see if Lewis will respond to Tesco's strategic problems by extending its price focus. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: FMCG takes front-seat as new CEO joins Orkla 13 Feb 2014

Column: On the move

Nordic group Orkla has replaced former CEO Åge Korsvold just two years after he took the helm. With reports of boardroom strife in the Norwegian press, at first glance one might question whether the news is a function of internal factionalism. On closer inspection, however, it would seem Orkla has moved to another phase in its drive to become a branded consumer goods powerhouse by bringing in FMCG veteran Peter Ruzicka. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: Sainsbury's hopes for smooth transition as King bows out 29 Jan 2014

Column: On the move

UK retailer Sainsbury's announced this morning (29 January) that chief executive Justin King will leave the company after ten fruitful years at the helm. In his successor, commercial director Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's appears to be looking for a smooth transition - and more of the same on the strategy front. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: the challenge of revitalising Wal-Mart 4 Dec 2013

Column: On the move

Doug McMillon may have followed Mike Duke's path at Wal-Mart with the move from head of international to the CEO's office and, in some ways, he has some foundations on which to build the next stage of the retailer's growth. But he faces some significant challenges ahead.


On the move: Kroger in safe hands after Dillon exit 24 Sep 2013

Column: On the move

US supermarket chain Kroger is fighting fit. The company has been growing market share for a number of quarters and a focus on expanding its store count has fuelled further expansion. The news CEO Dave Dillon is standing down will see him go out on top. Waiting in the wings is chief operating officer Rodney McMullen. The long-time Kroger executive represents a safe pair of hands as the retailer pushes on with its growth plans. Katy Askew reports.


On the move: Challenges await incoming EFSA chief 30 Aug 2013

Column: On the move

The European Food Safety Authority has commenced its search for a new executive director. However, as the processes of the food safety watchdog come under increasing public scrutiny and new challenges arise from the integrated nature of the global supply chain, heading up the regulator will be no easy task. Ben Cooper investigates.

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