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US bakery business BakeMark buys Best Brands from CSM

20 Sep 2017

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from its former parent CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

CSM Bakery Solutions sells BakeMark business to US investment fund Pamplona Capital Management

18 Jul 2017

CSM Bakery Solutions has agreed to sell its BakeMark business to investment company Pamplona Capital Management for an undisclosed sum as the Atlanta, Georgia-based bakery group focuses on other businesses in Europe and North America.

CSM Bakery Solutions eyes sale of BakeMark unit

6 Apr 2017

US-based bakery products supplier CSM Bakery Solutions is looking to offload its California-based BakeMark division.

CSM Bakery Solutions reprieve for UK production site

15 Mar 2017

CSM Bakery Solutions has confirmed a UK production site earmarked for closure a year ago is to stay open – and will focus on producing gluten-free and "free-from" baked goods and ingredients.

CSM Bakery Solutions to close Texas plant next month

7 Feb 2017

CSM Bakery Solutions will shut its factory in Houston in Texas - first slated for closure in October - next month.

CSM Bakery Solutions dismisses Moody's downgrades

29 Nov 2016

CSM Bakery Solutions has brushed off downgrades from credit agency Moody's, with the US bakery group insisting it is looking forward to a "successful" 2017.

CSM partners with Cinnabon for grocery launch 

16 Nov 2016

CSM Bakery Solutoins and baked goods chain Cinnabon have entered a partnership to bring Cinnabon branded sweet treats to retail and foodservice channels. 

CSM Bakery Solutions promotes Marianne Kirkegaard to CEO

19 Sep 2016

CSM Bakery Solutions, the US baked goods supplier, has promoted chief commercial officer Marianne Kirkegaard to the position of president and CEO.

CSM "optimising" business, closing three facilities

28 Apr 2016

CSM Bakery Solutions has said it will invest "more than" EUR150m (US$170.1m) over the next two years to "optimise" business operations, moves that will result in the closure of three facilities in the US and UK. 

The year in review - the top food industry interviews of 2015

16 Dec 2015

2015 was another year of insightful interviews with a wide range of senior executives in the international food sector. Here we present the most-read interviews on just-food this year. Click on the headlines for more.

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Co., CSM Bakery Solutions

23 Oct 2015

The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.

CSM Bakery Solutions aims for market-leading growth

22 Oct 2015

CSM Bakery Solutions came to life two years ago when Rhône Capital acquired the bakery supplies business of Dutch food and ingredients group CSM. At the time, Rhône Capital said it would invest in CSM's capacity to innovate and use its customer relationships to support global growth. Katy Askew spoke to CSM vice president of bakery products, Sebastian Siethoff, to find out more. 

US: Bakery group CSM to expand Utah plant

17 Jul 2014

Bakery group CSM is looking to expand a plant in the US, state officials in Utah have announced.

NETHERLANDS: CSM exceeds expectations despite lower H1 profits

8 Aug 2012

Shares in Dutch food group CSM closed up today (8 August) after the company reported half-year profits that beat analyst forecasts and it provided an update on the planned sale of its bakery business.

ITALY/GERMANY: Barilla puts Lieken on the block

19 Jun 2012

Italian food group Barilla has put German baking business, Lieken, up for sale.

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

14 May 2012

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King this week welcomed moves from its UK retail rivals to invest in product quality and service after the retailer reported an increase in annual underlying profits.

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

14 May 2012

Dubbed 'The Outperformer' by one set of City analysts, Sainsbury's announced annual profits that beat forecasts last week and the UK retailer remains confident in the face of increased competition. The UK grocery industry was in the spotlight last week, with the country's Government formally announcing its introduce a watchdog to monitor the sector. Elsewhere, CSM, a supplier of bakery products to retailers in North America and Europe, said it would exit the sector and focus on bioplastics.

NETHERLANDS: CSM to offload bakery businesses

8 May 2012

Dutch food group CSM has announced plans to sell off its bakery operations in Europe and North America and focus on bio-based ingredients.

NETHERLANDS: CSM profits continue decline

24 Apr 2012

Dutch ingredients group CSM said its first-quarter profits were down by more than a quarter today (24 April), as weakness at its bakery supplies unit continued to weigh on the group's results.

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

30 Mar 2012

The future of Iglo Group, Europe's largest frozen food manufacturer, was a hot topic this week with its private-equity owner preparing to put the business up for sale. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill focused on South African retailer Pick n Pay and Spanish food groups Moreno and Hojiblanca announced plans to merge. We looked at the potential buyers of United Biscuits' salty snacks arm, looked at the pressure food manufacturers are still under from commodity costs and interviewed the CFO of Dutch bakery firm CSM, which saw profits hit last year by raw material prices. And the latest just-food briefing focused on stevia, the intense sweetener seen to have huge potential.

The just-food interview - CSM CFO Koos Kramer

30 Mar 2012

The increase in commodity costs and fall in consumer confidence seen in many Western markets last year as forced many companies to adapt - not least Dutch bakery group CSM. In the latest just-food interview, Dean Best talks to CFO Koos Kramer about how the company is shaking up its business, notably in Europe, and how it believes dealing with raw material volatility will be a constant pressure in the years ahead.

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

31 Oct 2011

We had this week that M&A activity in the food industry - at least in the UK - had slowed in the third quarter of the year but the final three months has seen deal-making return to the headlines with Hain Celestial's takeover of Daniels Group and rumours around the future of Greencore. Click on the headlines for more.

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

17 Oct 2011

PepsiCo's strategic options grabbed the headlines this week, with the company insisting it was not considering plans to split in two and then 48 hours later being linked to a yoghurt venture with German dairy group Müller. In Germany, meanwhile, Metro Group's CEO announced he would leave the retailer next year. Elsewhere in the retail sector, Wal-Mart was forced to close stores in China amid a probe into pork prices and we interviewed Spar International on its moves in emerging markets.

NETHERLANDS: CSM opens bakery ingredients site in China

13 May 2011

Dutch food group CSM has opened a bakery ingredients facility in Shanghai to serve the Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwanese markets.

NETHERLANDS: Lag in passing on costs hits CSM Q1 profits

27 Apr 2011

CSM, the Dutch food group, has reported a fall in first-quarter profits due to lower volumes and the lag in securing price increases to absorb higher costs.

The just-food management briefing - sustainable packaging - renewable and biodegradable packaging

26 Apr 2011

just-food's management briefing now turns to packaging from renewable sources, which, Jonathan Thomas writes, is developing rapidly. Renewable and biodegradable packaging are gaining traction in an industry keen to become more sustainable.

Best bits: Food makers' commodity caution at CAGE

4 Apr 2011

just-food's exclusive partnership with the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference last week provided us with the chance to hear how the likes of Nestle, Danone and Unilever viewed the current trading environment - and many of the companies presenting struck a somewhat cautious tone.

Best bits: US, UK anaemic recovery no cause for celebration

1 Nov 2010

Late on Friday (29 October), data from the US emerged that showed the country's economy had grown by 2% during the third quarter of the year.

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