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US: Wenner to step down as B&G Foods CEO

12 May 2014

David Wenner has decided to step down as president and CEO of B&G Foods after over two decades at the US food group.

US: B&G lifts outlook on recent deal despite Q1 profit slip

17 Apr 2014

US ambient food manufacturer B&G Foods booked saw a drop in first-quarter earnings as higher costs offset sales gains in the period.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

7 Apr 2014

Unilever's business in South Africa was in the spotlight this week after it emerged its offices were raided as part of a probe into collusion. Elsewhere, there were two notable M&A deals in dairy, with Arla Foods looking to merge with Belgium-based EGM Walhorn and Lactalis's Parmalat bolstering its business in Australia with the acquisition of Harvey Fresh.

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

7 Apr 2014

This week, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee ended weeks of speculation over his future after handing in his resignation. Elsewhere, Kellogg was one of the three manufacturers linked to the rumoured sale of Dorset Cereals and Arla announced a proposed merger with EGM Walhorn.

US: Specialty Brands to be next acquisition for B&G Foods

4 Apr 2014

US food group B&G Foods is to make another acquisition after striking a deal to buy margarine-to-soup manufacturer Specialty Brands of America from private-equity firm American Capital.

US: B&G Foods profits up but share stumble

13 Feb 2014

B&G Foods, the US food group behind brands including Molly McButter cheese and sprinkles TrueNorth snacks, saw its shares tumble today (13 February) despite higher profits.

just-food's review of 2013: Food firms eke out growth in down environment

6 Jan 2014

Continued evidence of the global slowdown has meant that food companies faced a year of weak consumer sentiment in 2013. This impacted demand across global markets. The food industry responded by increasingly looking to pockets of growth to maintain sales momentum. Katy Askew takes a look at which categories presented the greatest opportunities to expand the top line in mature markets.

US: B&G gives New York Style a makeover

20 Nov 2013

US firm B&G Foods has given its bagel chip brand, New York Style, a major makeover to include new packaging and the introduction of a sweet, sub-brand.

US: Acquisition costs hit B&G Foods Q3

18 Oct 2013

US food group B&G Foods has booked a drop in third-quarter earnings but reaffirmed his fiscal 2013 guidance.

US: B&G Foods buys protein snacks firm Rickland Orchards

8 Oct 2013

Acquisitive US food group B&G Foods has snapped up local firm Rickland Orchards, a manufacturer of snacks and bars coated in Greek yoghurt.

US: Unilever to sell Wish-Bone, Western dressings to Pinnacle Foods

12 Aug 2013

Unilever said today (12 August) it had struck a deal to sell its Wish-Bone and Western dressings brands to US food group Pinnacle Foods for US$580m.

On the money: B&G Foods only open to "compelling" M&A offers

19 Jul 2013

B&G Foods has said it will continue to look at acquisition opportunities, despite making three in nine months, but said any it makes will have to be "very compelling".

US: B&G Foods H1 earnings slide

19 Jul 2013

US food group B&G Foods saw its earnings tumble in the first half as higher sales were more than offset by charges related to debt refinancing and acquisition costs.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

24 Jun 2013

The leading story this week was clear: the UK's announcement of what the new front-of-pack nutrition label will look like and crucially, which companies have signed up - and which haven't. The Australian government also put forward plans for a front-of-pack label, although the country's food industry was less than happy. Elsewhere, M&A dominated, with Archer Daniels Midland admitting it was in talks to sell its cocoa business, Chinese dairy giant Mengniu looking to buy local infant formula firm Yashili and Campbell Soup Co. making another acquisition outside the soup sector.

US: B&G, Pinnacle "interested in Unilever's Wish-Bone"

21 Jun 2013

Unilever's US salad dressings business, Wish-Bone, has reportedly attracted interest from food firms B&G Foods and Pinnacle Foods.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

17 Jun 2013

The latest just-food interview saw the boss of Nestle's business in Greater China discuss the food giant's strategy in the market and why he believed the world's largest food manufacturer had the edge on its rivals in the region. It was a week of a number of notable pieces of M&A, including Canadian retailer Sobeys' move to buy Safeway Inc's business in Canada and JBS's deal to acquire Seara Brasil from local meat rival Marfrig.

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

17 Jun 2013

This week, just-food spoke with the CEO of Nestle Greater China, Roland Decorvet, who went into detail about the company's strategy in China and the challenges it faces there. We also garnered analysts' thoughts on Amazon's plans for its US grocery business and Carrefour's prospects for the African market. Elsewhere, JBS announced a deal to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil, Sobeys bought Safeway's Canadian operations, and B&G Foods snapped up Pirate Brands.

UPDATE: US: B&G eyes snacks growth through Pirate deal

10 Jun 2013

US food group B&G Foods plans to accelerate the growth rate of its snack business through its acquisition of Pirate Brands.

US: B&G Foods to buy snack firm Pirate Brands

10 Jun 2013

US group B&G Foods has entered into an agreement to acquire all-natural snack company Robert's American Gourmet Food, also known as Pirate Brands.

US: B&G Foods snaps up TrueNorth nut brand from DeMet's Candy Co.

7 May 2013

US food group B&G Foods has acquired nut brand TrueNorth from confectioner DeMet's Candy Co.

US: Acquisitions boost B&G Foods Q1

19 Apr 2013

B&G Foods has booked an increase in first-quarter sales and profits, boosted by volume gains and contributions from the recently-acquired New York Style and Old London businesses.

US: Acquisitions, pricing boost B&G Foods FY profits

15 Feb 2013

US firm B&G Foods has recorded an increase in full-year profits, boosted by acquisitions and price increases in 2012.

US: B&G profits rise on pricing, acquisitions

19 Oct 2012

B&G Foods has booked an increase in third-quarter income, boosted by price hikes and the contribution from acquisitions.

US: B&G Foods prices public offering

5 Oct 2012

US food firm B&G Foods has announced the pricing of its public offering.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

24 Sep 2012

This week's coverage on just-food had the World Retail Congress at its centre. The event, held in London, heard Tesco CEO Philip Clarke say retailers should look to "mass personalisation". It also gave us the chance to interview India's Future Group on the country's reforms to allow more foreign investment into its retail sector.

US: B&G Foods acquires New York Style and Old London

20 Sep 2012

New Jersey-based food group, B&G Foods, has acquired the New York Style and Old London brands from Chipita America in an all-cash deal worth around US$62.5m.

US: Unilever sells frozen meals assets to ConAgra

30 Jul 2012

Unilever has offloaded its frozen meals business in North America to ConAgra Foods, the consumer goods giant announced today (30 July).

US: B&G Foods benefiting from Unilever brands buy

20 Jul 2012

B&G Foods has reported higher first-half profits as last year's acquisition of a clutch of brands from Unilever continued to benefit the US food group.

US: Ex-Unilever brands boost B&G Foods Q1 results

20 Apr 2012

B&G Foods has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, boosted by the first full quarter's contribution from brands it acquired from Unilever in October.

US: B&G launches Crock-Pot seasoning mixes

16 Apr 2012

US food group B&G Foods has struck a deal with kitchen ware maker Jarden Consumer Solutions to launch Crock-Pot branded seasoning mixes.

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