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2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Portfolio shake-up likely in US food sector, says Credit Suisse

7 Dec 2020

Investment bank Credit Suisse has considered whether a period of portfolio re-shaping is likely amongst US food groups.

B&G Foods president and CEO Kenneth Romanzi steps down

16 Nov 2020

US consumer goods group B&G Foods has announced it is seeking a new recruit to fill the roles of president and CEO.

B&G Foods expects work-from-home trend to continue post-vaccine

9 Nov 2020

US-based B&G Foods has predicted what will happen in regard to the work from home trend if a vaccine is found for Covid-19.

B&G Foods acquires Crisco brand from J.M. Smucker

27 Oct 2020

B&G Foods, the US-based manufacturer, has snapped up a brand and an associated production facility in its domestic market.

B&G Foods to drop insensitive imagery from Cream of Wheat porridge

25 Sep 2020

US consumer goods group B&G Foods is joining other food manufacturers in dropping insensitive imagery from packaging.

New products – B&G Foods bets on cauliflower; Restaurant chain Zizzi makes UK grocery bow; Pukka Pies' plant-based duo; Nestle's NAT children's cereal range

11 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a new healthier-profile children's cereal range launched by Nestle in Spain and Danone entering the dips category.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

19 Jun 2020

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice.

Conagra, B&G review brands amid stereotyping concerns

18 Jun 2020

US-based food majors Conagra Brands and B&G Foods have said they will each review a brand's imagery amid the spotlight on possible racial stereotyping by FMCG companies. 

Pantry-loading sees B&G Foods enjoy best-ever sales week

6 May 2020

Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods has seen consumer buying habits during the coronavirus outbreak have a marked impact on its sales.

B&G Foods acquires vegan food business Farmwise in all-US deal

20 Feb 2020

US-based Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods has announced the acquisition of a local vegan product manufacturer.

B&G Foods converts Back to Nature snack brand to plant-based

19 Feb 2020

US-based food group B&G Foods, which owns the Green Giant brand, has revealed plant-based plans for its Back to Nature snacking brand.

B&G Foods confident on Green Giant despite Q3 decline

4 Nov 2019

B&G Foods has spoken up about the prospects for Green Giant after its brand saw sales fall by more than 5% in the third quarter of 2019.

B&G Foods snaps of US ingredients maker Clabber Girl

15 May 2019

The diversified US food group B&G Foods has snapped up a local ingredients manufacturer after earlier flagging potential acquisitions. 

B&G Foods "actively looking" for M&A opportunities as sales dip

7 May 2019

US-based B&G Foods has discussed its strategy with analysts after first-quarter results that included a fall in sales and earnings.

How to grow legacy brands

17 Apr 2019

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

B&G Foods eyes price rises, cost savings in 2019

1 Mar 2019

B&G Foods, the US manufacturer behind brands including Green Giant and Cream of Wheat cereal, has outlined the central planks of its strategy for 2019.

B&G Foods names Kenneth Romanzi as successor to retiring CEO Bob Cantwell

30 Jan 2019

US-based B&G Foods has announced its chief executive officer Bob Cantwell is to retire in April and has named his replacement.

Kellogg's up-for-sale snacks assets 'attract Ferrero, Hostess Brands, B&G Foods'

21 Jan 2019

Three global food giants have reportedly entered bids for Kellogg's North American cookies and snacks assets.

New products - Foster Farms launches convenience line; UK's Pukka Pies debuts on-the-go range; Nomad Foods extends Birds Eye range in the UK; PepsiCo set for dairy-alternatives push

26 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes PepsiCo preparing plans to launch into dairy-alternatives in the US and Atlantic Natural Foods set to take its plant-based Loma Linda range into the UK.

Hershey expands snacking portfolio with Pirate Brands deal

13 Sep 2018

US confectionery giant Hershey is snapping up natural snacking company Pirate Brands from B&G Foods for US$420m.

B&G Foods lowers underlying EBITDA forecast

3 Aug 2018

B&G Foods, the US manufacturer behind the Green Giant brand, has scaled back its prediction for its 2018 adjusted EBITDA.

TreeHouse Foods sells McCann's Irish Oatmeal to B&G Foods

17 Jul 2018

US-based TreeHouse Foods has sold its McCann's Irish Oatmeal brand to local peer B&G Foods for US$32m.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

B&G Foods creates COO role for Kenneth Romanzi from Danone

22 Nov 2017

US-based B&G Foods has created a new management position of chief operating officer and will bring Kenneth Romanzi in from Danone to fill the role.

B&G Foods promotes Bruce Wacha to CFO

7 Nov 2017

US-based B&G Foods, which owns the Green Giant range of products, has made Bruce Wacha its chief financial officer just three months after he joined the company.

B&G Foods continues Green Giant carb-alternative push

5 Sep 2017

US-based B&G Foods is targeting carbohydrate-avoiders through its new frozen Green Giant Veggie Spirals.

B&G Foods buys Back to Nature from Brynwood, Mondelez

21 Aug 2017

Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods is to acquire Back to Nature Foods Company, the US snack maker owned in a venture between private-equity firm Brynwood Partners and Mondelez International.

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