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Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 7 July (free to read)

7 Jul 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Coronavirus - Flowers Foods closes US bakery until late April

14 Apr 2020

US bakery business Flowers Foods is closing one of its plants after a number of employees at the site contracted Covid-19.

US baker Flowers Foods sets out focus for supply-chain push

10 Feb 2020

Flowers Foods has outlined the areas where the US bakery giant is hoping for improvements as part of a programme of supply-chain "optimisation".

Flowers Foods gears up Virginia plant for organic production

10 Jan 2020

US-based bakery business Flowers Foods is investing in a facility in Virginia to convert the site to an organic plant.

US start-up Caulipower features alongside Big Food in product innovation awards

4 Dec 2019

Food industry start-up Caulipower has been included in a list of product innovation winners in the consumer packaged goods space.

Flowers Foods to drive foodservice through M&A while optimising product make-up

8 Nov 2019

Flowers Foods, the US-based bakery business, has identified three areas for improvement, after raising its sales guidance.

Flowers Foods moves Bradley Alexander to COO role to fill seat left vacant by now CEO Ryals McMullian

24 May 2019

US bakery group Flowers Foods is making a number of senior management changes including a new chief operating officer.

Flowers Foods names Ryals McMullian CEO

19 Feb 2019

Flowers Foods, the US bakery group, has named a new chief executive after incumbent Allen Shiver decided to step down.

New products - Dr Oetker targets grab-and-go market with Chicago Town Pizza to Go; Alpen muesli targets "personalisation"; The Collective rolls out kefir Super Yoghurts for kids; Real Handful launches Bundlz

25 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US-based Flowers Foods launching Dave's Killer Bread English muffins and a new desserts range aimed at children from France's Andros.

Flowers Foods cuts earnings guidance again

9 Nov 2018

US-based bakery business Flowers Foods has acted to ease inflationary pressures following a "challenging" third quarter.

Flowers Foods to acquire gluten-free firm Canyon Bakehouse

8 Nov 2018

Flowers Foods, one of the largest bakery manufacturers in the US, is set to acquire a gluten-free supplier in its home market.

Flowers Foods secures Sun-Maid licensing deal

3 Oct 2018

US bakery business Flowers Foods has tied up a deal with dried fruit company Sun-Maid Growers of California, giving it the licence to produce and distribute Sun-Maid Raisin Bread.

Flowers Foods to step up efforts to cut costs

13 Aug 2018

The "top priority" for Flowers Foods is to "accelerate" its moves to find cost savings, the US bakery group's CEO has said, after the Nature's Own and Dave's Killer Bread owner issued a profit warning.

Flowers Foods cuts full-year EPS guidance

9 Aug 2018

US bakery business Flowers Foods has cut its earnings guidance despite an increase in second-quarter sales and profits.

Flowers Foods appoints Ryals McMullian to newly-created COO role

3 Jul 2018

US bakery business Flowers Foods has created a new role of chief operating officer to be filled by Ryals McMullian.

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices

9 Feb 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.

Flowers Foods to see 450 staff leave bakery group

29 Sep 2017

Flowers Foods, the US baker reorganising its operations to reduce inefficiency and improve its growth prospects, will see 450 staff leave the business.

Flowers Foods appoints Debo Mukherjee to newly created chief marketing officer role

27 Sep 2017

US baked goods giant Flowers Foods has created a chief marketing officer position and appointed experienced marketer Debo Mukherjee to the role.

Flowers Foods launches Kake Chips under Tastykake brand 

27 Sep 2017

US bakery giant Flowers Foods had added a new product to its Tastykake range with the launch of Kake Chips.

Flowers Foods to focus resources on four brands

8 Sep 2017

US bakery business Flowers Foods has revealed it is to focus resources on four key brands in an attempt to "reinvigorate its core business" against a backdrop of falling sales and profits.

Flowers Foods to close US snack cake plant

10 Aug 2017

Flowers Foods, the US bakery group trying to improve its efficiency and grow profits, is to shut a snack cake bakery in North Carolina.

Flowers Foods books lower Q1 sales, cautious on guidance

22 May 2017

A flat fresh bread sector, combined with a competitive market place and the divestiture of its mix manufacturing business has resulted in a drop in first-quarter sales for US-based bakery supplier Flowers Foods.

US baker Flowers Foods reorganises operations

4 May 2017

Flowers Foods, the US-based bakery supplier, has shaken up its organisational structure in a bid to focus more on growing its brands, reduce costs and improve accountability.

Flowers Foods takes Dave's Killer Bread into breakfast

9 Mar 2017

Flowers Foods, the US bakery group, is launching a range of breakfast-focused products under organic bread brand Dave's Killer Bread.

Flowers Foods looks to "simplify and streamline" range

14 Feb 2017

US baker Flowers Foods plans to "simplify and streamline" its range over the coming year as it works to cut costs in the face of stagnant sales. 

US bakery group Flowers Foods sells ingredients unit to ABF's AB Mauri

20 Dec 2016

US bakery group Flowers Foods is to sell its Iowa-based bread and sweet goods mix manufacturer Specialty Blending to Associated British Foods, which is adding the business to its AB Mauri division.

Flowers Foods' shares rise on distributor lawsuit settlement

12 Dec 2016

US baker Flowers Foods has settled a class action lawsuit brought against the company by US distributors in March 2013. 

Flowers earnings drop on category challenges 

10 Nov 2016

Flowers Foods saw its earnings come under pressure in the first nine months of the year as higher marketing and legal expenses and "challenging" category dynamics in the US bread market offset higher sales. 

Flowers Foods announces business review amid "challenging" trading

11 Aug 2016

Flowers Foods has announced a "comprehensive business and operational review" amid what the US baked goods group called "increased competitive activity and weak demand".

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