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Cereal isn’t dead - it just needs better strategy and some ‘snap, crackle and pop’

17 Oct 2019

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino takes a close look at the US cereal category and suggests ways in which product providers might up their game.

Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds 

17 Oct 2019

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

New products - Strauss chocolate "first"; Saputo's Vitalite dairy-free cheese; Vegan pizza from Garden Gourmet; Goodbelly "gut-friendly" cereal

4 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a "gut-friendly" breakfast cereal from Cereal Partners Worldwide and Strauss Group claiming a "first" in the chocolate market.

Alvestaglass to distribute Haagen-Dazs ice cream brand in Sweden

3 Oct 2019

Swedish ice cream maker Alvestaglass has signed a sales and distribution agreement with US food giant General Mills. 

Nestle calls on industry to improve on deforestation

2 Oct 2019

Nestlé has admitted it will miss a 2020 target on deforestation it set ten years ago - but the company has set out how it believes the wider industry can end the practice.

Bidfood to distribute General Mills frozen vegetable brand in Saudi Arabia

1 Oct 2019

Bidfood has formed an exclusive agreement with FMCG heavyweight General Mills for products in Saudi Arabia.

General Mills says CFO Don Mulligan plans to retire with Kofi Bruce his successor

20 Aug 2019

General Mills will see its finance chief Don Mulligan depart the US food giant next year having held the role since 2007.

Unilever, Nestle among best prepared for plant-based future - investor group

24 Jul 2019

Unilever and Nestlé are amongst the businesses to be assessed in terms of their response to consumer demand for alternative proteins in a new report.

Innovation "critically important" as General Mills' legacy business flounders

12 Jul 2019

After a challenging year, General Mills wants to achieve "balanced" sales and profit growth. We looks at the key takeaways from this week's annual investor day.

General Mills admits work to do on getting snacks "back on track"

27 Jun 2019

General Mills' full-year earnings weighed by a poor performance in its North America retail division, the food giant's largest reporting unit.

New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US

21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

Big Food teams up with advertisers, digital media to launch online safety alliance

19 Jun 2019

Some of the world's biggest food companies have joined forces to launch an alliance of global advertisers to tackle online safety issues.

New products - Symington's Twistd meals, Mug Shot pots; Mondelez unveils Oreo Cadbury Coated; General Mills, Godiva team up in US; Danone rolls out new brand in Germany

6 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a tie-up between General Mills and Godiva in the US and Danone introducing a new dairy brand to the market in Germany.

New products - Danone's Alpro launches vegan ice cream; Calidad Pascual's Vivesoy Fusión dairy-free drinks; Mondelez adds to BelVita range; Sargento Foods targets morning snackers

31 May 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes products from Mondelez International and Sargento Foods.

General Mills committed to divestitures in "more dynamic" food industry

30 May 2019

General Mills' chief executive Jeff Harmening said the US FMCG giant will focus on parts of the business offering the best opportunities for growth. 

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.

Danone, General Mills among signatories to China Food Tech Hub for start-ups

9 May 2019

Food manufacturers Danone and General Mills are among ten global corporations that have founded the China Food Tech Hub with a local venture fund.

Keeping it real amid rise of regenerative agriculture

23 Apr 2019

Amid the growing interest in regenerative agriculture, just-food's US columnist outlines which companies are leading the charge - and has advice for those mulling investment.

How to grow legacy brands

17 Apr 2019

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

General Mills raises EPS guidance after "strong" third quarter

20 Mar 2019

US consumer goods giant General Mills is confident it will meet or exceed its financial targets this year after reporting third-quarter results.

The age of disruption in an industry turned upside down

19 Mar 2019

just-food's US columnist surveys the rapid transformation in the sector Stateside and argues disruption is now the new normal.

How consumers are making sustainability a growth opportunity

14 Mar 2019

We examine the commercial opportunities conscious consumerism represents and the link between a company's sustainability profile and its ability to capitalise.

General Mills commits to invest in regenerative agriculture

4 Mar 2019

US-based consumer goods giant General Mills is making a commitment to regenerative agricultural practices. 

General Mills invests again in Good Culture

27 Feb 2019

General Mills has again backed a fledgling US dairy company it first financed through investment arm 301 Inc. in 2016.

New products - Califia Farms launches Ubermilks oat drinks; Kashi expands Kashi by Kids line; The Jackfruit Company unveils Complete Jackfruit Meals; Cereal "straight from the box"

22 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nestlé launching its KitKat Senses in a bar format and organic yogurts from Arla Foods.

General Mills to close California yogurt plant

15 Feb 2019

US food giant General Mills is to shut a yogurt manufacturing facility as part of "restructuring actions to drive efficiencies".

New products - General Mills' Häagen-Dazs ice-cream brand expands into gelato; Lactalis takes Siggi's skyr yogurts to UK; Unilever's Magnum vegan roll out in US

8 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new Japanese noodle kit range from the Tazaki Foods-owned Yutaka brand and Pladis taking the Godiva chocolate brand into biscuits.

How your brand can win on Amazon in the UK

31 Jan 2019

What do brand owners - large and small - need to do to work successfully with Amazon in the UK? Simon Creasey takes a deep dive.

Molinos Rio de la Plata buys Argentina's La Saltena from General Mills

21 Jan 2019

General Mills, the US food giant, has offloaded a local business in the Latin American country of Argentina.

Why direct-to-consumer will become imperative for food companies

10 Jan 2019

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino set outs why food companies should be looking to build a direct-to-consumer business.

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