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Katy Askew | 12 May 2010

George Weston Ltd has insisted that it will adopt a “patient and prudent” approach to investing the proceeds of recent divestitures as it looks to drive long-term growth at the business.


David Robertson | 1 Mar 2006

Australian investors may downplay Goodman Fielder’s “low growth” prospects and “mature markets” but overseas analysts see a company uniquely placed to benefit both from strong brands and the growth of own-label. David Robertson reports.

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Simon Harvey | 22 Aug 2017

Canada's Chickapea pasta company plans to expand its presence in the US after receiving funding from District Ventures Capital.


Andy Coyne | 28 Jul 2017

Weston Foods, the manufacturing arm of Canadian food processing and distribution business George Weston Ltd, has recorded results described as "below expectations" by the parent company's CEO.


John Shepherd | 14 Jun 2017

George Weston Ltd., the owner of Canada-based bakery group Weston Foods and retail giant Loblaw, has announced CFO Richard Dufresne will be appointed president of the company with effect from 1 January.


John Shepherd | 9 May 2017

Weston Foods, the manufacturing arm of Canada's George Weston Ltd, has reported a fall in revenue and underlying earnings for the first quarter of 2017.


Dean Best | 19 Jan 2017

George Weston Ltd., the owner of Canada-based bakery group Weston Foods and retail giant Loblaw, today (19 January) announced a series of management changes.


Dean Best | 22 Nov 2016

Canada-based food manufacturer and retailer George Weston Limited has reported another quarter of rising sales for its Weston Foods business, contributing to top-line growth and improved earnings from the unit during the first nine months of the year.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 May 2014

North America-based bakery firm Weston Foods, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, had announced the acquisition of rye-bread producer Rubschlager Baking Corporation.


Dean Best | 7 May 2013

Canadian food manufacturer and retailer George Weston Limited has reported higher first-quarter profits after improved results from retail arm Loblaw.


Katy Askew | 23 Feb 2012

Canada's largest supermarket chain Loblaw today (23 February) warned that it expects investments in supply chain and market positioning to dent its financial performance this year.


just-food.com | 24 Feb 2011

Canadian retailer Loblaw has appointed Carrefour executive Vicente Trius to succeed Allan Leighton as president of the business.


just-food.com | 16 Dec 2010

George Weston Ltd, Canada's largest food processor, has announced it will pay a one-time common share dividend of C$1bn (US$993.4m).


just-food.com | 9 Nov 2010

The chief executive of Grupo Bimbo said today (9 November) that the company's acquisition of Sara Lee's fresh bakery business in North America represented a "milestone" for the Mexican food giant.


just-food.com | 8 Nov 2010

Mexican food giant Grupo Bimbo could agree a deal to buy Sara Lee's North American bakery business this week.


just-food.com | 14 May 2010

UK retail grabbed the headlines this week, with Wal-Mart announcing the appointment of a new CEO for local arm Asda and Sainsbury's booking a set of bumper full-year results.


just-food.com | 12 May 2010

George Weston Ltd yesterday (11 May) posted an increase in comparable first-quarter profits on higher revenues and improved margins.


just-food.com | 21 Sep 2006

W. Galen Weston, chairman of Loblaw Companies and the board of directors, has announced that he will step aside for his son Galen G. Weston who will succeed his father as executive chairman.


just-food.com | 21 Sep 2006

W. Galen Weston, chairman of Loblaw Companies and the board of directors, has announced that he will step aside for his son Galen G. Weston who will succeed his father as executive chairman.


just-food.com | 5 Jul 2006

Food, ingredient and retail company Associated British Foods yesterday (4 July) announced proposals to close two UK sugar plants in York and Allscott and consolidate its remaining four UK factories.


just-food.com | 19 Apr 2006

Associated British Foods has announced a fall in profit for the for the half-year period ending 4 March 2006 but is confident about the prospects of its British Sugar brand.


just-food.com | 15 Feb 2006

Good results at the company’s bakery division have helped Canadian food group George Weston swing back into profit in its fourth quarter.


just-food.com | 14 Dec 2005

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose George Weston Food's acquisition of Cripps Nubake Pty Ltd, which operates a plant bread baking business in Tasmania, and Tasmanian Flour Mills Pty Ltd, which operates the only mill in Tasmania, ACCC Chairman, Graeme Samuel said today.


just-food.com | 23 Nov 2005

Food company George Weston has announced rises in sales and net earnings for the third quarter of 2005, despite distribution problems at its Loblaw subsidiary.


just-food.com | 8 Nov 2005

Associated British Foods has said earnings for the year to 17 September were 14% ahead of the previous year and it has invested over £1.5bn (US$2.6bn) for future growth.


just-food.com | 25 Oct 2005

Canadian food company George Weston has announced the appointment of John Cowles to the position of president of George Weston Bakeries.


just-food.com | 13 Oct 2005

George Weston Bakeries, part of Canada’s George Weston Liminted, has announced the introduction of its new line of X-treme Breads.


just-food.com | 3 Aug 2005

Food processor and distributor George Weston George Weston Limited has announced the closing of the previously announced transaction for the sale of its west coast aquaculture operations to EWOS Canada Ltd a subsidiary of the Norwegian based Cermaq ASA.

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