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New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir 'shots'; Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US

30 Oct 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching a version of its Fibre One Protein bars in the US.

Japan snacks group Calbee to build new plant

12 Jun 2020

Japan-based snacks firm Calbee has revealed the location for a  new, heavily-automated plant in its domestic market.

Japanese snacks firm Calbee acquires local company Potato Kaitsuka

3 Mar 2020

Japanese snack maker Calbee has announced it has acquired a local sweet potato business from its shareholders and major investor.

Japan's Calbee extends US footprint with Warnock Food Products deal

31 Oct 2019

Japansese snack maker Calbee has continued with its international expansion plans through the purchase of a US peer.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

28 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

October matches 2018 high for food M&A - data

2 Nov 2018

As food companies look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector outlines the volume of deals being announced each month.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

Calbee snaps up UK-based Seabrook Crisps from private-equity owner

3 Oct 2018

Japanese snack maker Calbee has bought Seabrook Crisps from its private-equity owner for an undisclosed amount.

Calbee pulls out of snacks joint venture with Universal Robina Corp.

27 Sep 2018

Japanese snack maker Calbee has pulled out of a joint venture with food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. of the Philippines having reviewed the profitability of the business.

China breakfast cereal deep-dive part two – how to tap future growth

16 Aug 2018

Demand for breakfast cereal in China is expected to continue to grow amid the urbanisation of the population and continued interest in Western eating habits. But what must manufacturers do to tap that demand? Wang Fangqing reports in this second part of just-food’s in-depth look at the category.

China breakfast cereal deep-dive part one - how the market has slowly opened up

15 Aug 2018

Western-style breakfast cereal has not made the advances seen in other parts of China's food industry but, as Wang Fangqing reports, that is gradually changing.

New Products - Pladis extends McVitie's Thins range in UK; Ella's Kitchen launches Oddpops popped snacks; Glanbia's BSN launches ice cream protein shakes with Cold Stone Creamery; Parag Milk Foods debuts Go Chocolate Cheese

20 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Japan's Calbee announces retirement of CEO Akira Matsumoto

3 Apr 2018

Japanese snack maker Calbee has announced that CEO Akira Matsumoto is to retire from the role.

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.

Calbee earnings results crushed by Japanese potato shortage

4 Aug 2017

Japanese snack maker Calbee reported a slide in first-quarter sales and profits after a poor harvest caused a potato shortage, forcing the company to cease production of certain crisps brands in April.

Calbee to restart crisps sales after sourcing boost

15 Jun 2017

Japan-based food group Calbee is to bring back to market the three lines of crisps it stopped selling in April after a poor harvest had led to a shortage of potatoes.

Calbee confirms Tmall launch date for Frugra

26 May 2017

Japanese snack company Calbee is to start selling its breakfast granola brand Frugra to Chinese consumers on Tmall Global in August, ahead of the general retail launch

Calbee set to resume snacks production after Japan potato shortage

18 May 2017

Japanese snacks group Calbee has said it will be able to resume full production of potato chips in the country by September, after production was halted as a result of a national potato shortage.

Japan's Calbee to close Spanish subsidiary

16 May 2017

Japanese snacks group Calbee has announced plans to close its Spanish subsidiary, Calbee Iberia, as a result of below-target sales.

Calbee targets granola brand Frugra at China

10 May 2017

Japanese snack company Calbee is to start producing its Frugra granola for the Chinese market, CEO Akira Matsumoto told journalists in Tokyo today (10 May).

Calbee to limit snacks production as Japan potato shortage bites

12 Apr 2017

Japanese snacks group Calbee is to suspend production of a range of items, including its Pizza Potato crisps brand, as a result of a national potato shortage.

Calbee UK plans new snacks range in 2017

4 Nov 2016

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee has revealed plans for the launch of two snack food lines in 2017 as the unit enters its third year of operations.

Calbee withstands slowing Japanese economy in H1 thanks to cereal sales

4 Nov 2016

Japanese group Calbee has posted rising first-half profits, pointing to higher cereal sales but lower revenue from snacks in a domestic market hit by weak consumption trends and unseasonable weather.

Calbee Q1 sales buoyed by cereal

3 Aug 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, saw sales rise in its first quarter, boosted by sales of its cereal line Frugra in Japan, which helped offset declining domestic snack sales and a fall in overseas revenues.

Calbee wants speedy return to Taiwan

19 May 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, is looking to re-enter Taiwan "as soon as possible" after dissolving its venture in the nation.

Calbee reports rising FY sales, profits

13 May 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, today (13 May) booked higher annual sales and earnings, with growth at home and abroad.

Calbee starts e-commerce sales in China via Tmall Global

16 Feb 2016

Japanese snack maker Calbee Inc has set up a subsidiary in China and is selling its products through e-commerce site Tmall Global.

Calbee sees sales, efficiency gains boost profits

2 Feb 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks group, has reported higher nine-month profits, with increased sales and efficiency gains offsetting pressure on raw material costs and the impact of a weak yen.

Calbee coy on Australia entry plans

18 Jan 2016

Japanese snack maker Calbee has suggested it is eyeing an entry into Australia.


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