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M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

12 Jan 2015

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is almost certainly a legacy branded business in the FMCG world. But which companies other than PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Co. could or should be on that big-ticket target list? We tip Kellogg and, lower-hanging in terms of rationale, General Mills.

In the spotlight: Heinz's prospects under 3G and Buffett

15 Feb 2013

Heinz stunned the global food industry with news it had agreed to a US$28bn takeover offer from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund and private-equity firm 3G Capital - purported to be the largest-ever deal in the sector. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead for the US food giant.

UPDATE 2: GLOBAL: Heinz can be "bigger and better" as private firm - CEO

14 Feb 2013

Heinz chief Bill Johnson today (14 February) insisted the US food giant has the potential to get "bigger and better" under the ownership of investment funds Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.

UPDATE: GLOBAL: Heinz "our kind of company" - Buffett

14 Feb 2013

Famed US investor Warren Buffett today (14 February) labelled Heinz as his "kind of company" after his Berkshire Hathaway fund struck a deal to pay US$28bn for the ketchup giant.

US: Inventure Foods hails "record" Q1

4 May 2012

US snack and smoothie manufacturer Inventure Foods has hailed a "record" first quarter in which it generated its highest quarterly revenues and earnings per share.

US: Inventure Foods Q2 profit hit by NPD investment

29 Jul 2011

Inventure Foods has reported mixed second-quarter results with net income down despite "record" sales as the US snack food manufacturer invested in promoting new products.

US: Snack firm Inventure sees Q2 profits rise

28 Jul 2010

US snack maker Inventure Foods has posted a leap in second-quarter profits on the back of higher sales.

US: Campbell names strategy exec; mum on Godiva

21 Aug 2007

Campbell Soup Co. has named Kirk Elliot as vice president, corporate strategy, the US group said today (21 August).

Self-regulation scheme fails to silence critics

26 Jul 2007

A self-regulatory initiative by 11 food and beverage companies launched in the US last week has received a mixed response from campaigners. While the initiative can potentially make a valuable contribution to tackling childhood obesity, Ben Cooper writes, weaknesses in terms of its scope and coverage have exposed it to criticism from pressure groups.

CHINA: Bakkavör Group acquires remaining share of Creative Foods

22 Jun 2007

Bakkavör Group has, in cooperation with Glitnir Bank, acquired the remaining 60% stake it didnt't already own in Creative Foods, a Chinese salad manufacturer.

US: The Pantry appoints CFO

18 Jun 2007

US retailer The Pantry has named its new chief financial officer.

Is Second Life a new opportunity for food marketers?

30 Oct 2006

A new world is waiting to be conquered by food manufacturers and retailers. Social networking websites such as Second Life and YouTube provide an unprecedented opportunity for companies to market their products and services to a consumer demographic that can be difficult to reach through tried and tested channels. Bernice Hurst investigates.

US: Burger King appoints North American boss

13 Jun 2006

Chuck Fallon has joined Burger King Corporation as president of North America, it was announced today by John W. Chidsey, CEO of BKC

BAHAMAS: Winn-Dixie sells 12 stores

19 May 2006

Winn-Dixie Stores has announced that the US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has given its approval in connection with the sale of 12 supermarkets in the Bahamas — nine operated by Winn-Dixie under the City Markets banner and three under the Winn-Dixie banner.

US: ConAgra appoints growth chief

17 Mar 2006

ConAgra Foods has appointed Jacqueline McCook as chief growth officer and executive vice president, International.

US: Burger King files IPO statement

17 Feb 2006

Burger King Holdings has filed a registration statement for the proposed initial public offering of its common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

UK: Burger King reveals IPO plans

2 Feb 2006

Burger King Holdings, Inc said yesterday (1 February) that it expects to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with an initial public offering of shares of its common stock in late February or early March.

SPAIN: 30 Burger Kings put on the block

20 Jan 2006

Spanish investment firm Lurca plans to sell 30 Burger Kings for as much as EUR27m (US$32.66m) in a bid to exit that business

USA: Burger King 'value menu' ballot

12 Dec 2005

US fast-food corporation Burger King is considering proposals to introduce a new ‘value menu’ in order to vie for position in this highly competitive sector.

USA: Burger King 'value menu' ballot

12 Dec 2005

US fast-food corporation Burger King is considering proposals to introduce a new ‘value menu’ in order to vie for position in this highly competitive sector.

MEXICO: Mexico may overtake US on obesity rate

29 Nov 2005

Mexico probably will surpass the US in obesity rates for the first time next year as it adopts the fast food and sedentary lifestyles of its neighbour, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

ASIA: Burger King names ex-McDonald’s manager as president Asia Pacific

17 Nov 2005

Fastfood chain Burger King has named Peter Tan, formerly McDonalds president of greater China, as senior vice president and president, Asia Pacific.

USA: Burger King appoints VP field marketing, North America

14 Nov 2005

US fastfood giant Burger King has announced the appointment of veteran marketer Robert Levite as vice president, field marketing North America.

USA: BJ's Wholesale appoints chief information officer

3 Nov 2005

US warehouse club operator BJ's Wholesale Club has announced that John Polizzi has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer.

USA: Burger King reports higher Q1 comparative sales

18 Oct 2005

US fastfood giant Burger King Corporation has announced its sixth consecutive quarter of positive comparative sales in the US.

USA: Wendy’s president resigns

20 Sep 2005

Fastfood company Wendy’s has announced that Tom Mueller has resigned as its president and chief operating officer.

USA: Burger King reopens two outlets in hurricane-hit area

15 Sep 2005

US fastfood giant Burger King has said two of its franchised restaurants in the area hit by hurricane Katrina two weeks ago have reopened.

USA: Burger King franchisees group sues McDonalds

31 Aug 2005

A group of US Burger King franchisees is suing McDonald’s, claiming the fast-food leader hurt their bottom lines by running a rigged promotional game in the 1990s.

USA: Burger King launches Chicken Fries

26 Jul 2005

Fastfood company Burger King has launched Chicken Fries, a new chicken strip, at restaurants throughout the US.

USA: Burger King launches Chicken Fries

26 Jul 2005

Fastfood company Burger King has launched Chicken Fries, a new chicken strip, at restaurants throughout the US.

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