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Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

18 Mar 2019

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

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.

Grupo Bimbo buys Chile baked-goods firm Nutra Bien

22 Feb 2019

Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the global bakery giant, has closed a deal to buy a business elsewhere in Latin America.

New products - US hemp extract specialist Weller launches CBD Coconut Bites; General Mills to debut Larabar in UK; Hood unveils vegan 'milk' line Planet Oat; US healthy snack firm NightFood moves into ice cream, cannabis-infused cookies

14 Dec 2018

This week's new products include the first plant-based meat range from Japan's Otsuka Foods, a vegan product from US dairy HP Hood and General Mills adding to its UK range.

Mexican bakery business Grupo Bimbo to shutter US site

26 Oct 2018

Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo is to close a plant in the US early next year.

Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative

17 Oct 2018

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% renewable energy target

25 Sep 2018

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, reputedly the world's largest bakery business, has committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its electricity by 2025.

Grupo Bimbo invests in Argentina plant to boost exports

21 Aug 2018

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, reputedly the world's largest bakery business, has invested ARS600m (US$201.1m) in its plant in San Fernando, Argentina.

Grupo Bimbo cuts 600 jobs in US

27 Jun 2018

Grupo Bimbo has revealed it has axed 600 jobs in the US as the Mexican bakery giant bids to make its business north of the border more efficient and more profitable.

Grupo Bimbo's Eleva accelerator returns

2 Mar 2018

Mexico-based bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo has opened the second edition of its accelerator programme.

February sees spike in food M&A - data

2 Mar 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4

23 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.

Aryzta sells US bakery business Cloverhill in deals with Hostess, Bimbo

1 Feb 2018

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has sold its Cloverhill bakery business in the US to Twinkies maker Hostess Brands and Bimbo Bakeries, the US arm of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo.

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.

Bimbo opens new plant in Colombia

6 Sep 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery business, has opened a factory in Colombia to meet "current demand".

Grupo Bimbo to build new distribution site in Mexico

5 Sep 2017

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo is setting up a new distribution site in Mexico City.

Mexico boosts sales but Bimbo H1 profits down

26 Jul 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo saw its sales climb more than 11% in the first half of 2017, helped by growth at home and recent M&A, but said restructuring costs weighed on its earnings.

Grupo Bimbo to buy East Balt Bakeries

21 Jul 2017

Grupo Bimbo has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based foodservice supplier East Balt Bakeries for a US$650m.

Grupo Bimbo shutting another Canada Bread bakery

17 Jul 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has revealed plans to close a Canada Bread bakery located in the western city of Calgary.

Bimbo Bakeries plans more plant closures in US

11 Jul 2017

Bimbo Bakeries USA, part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, plans to end production at two of its outlets in Kentucky and South Dakota in September.

India bread industry believes Bimbo's entry could spark more deals

28 Jun 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has muscled its way into India with the acquisition of a majority stake in local packaged bread group Ready Roti India. Logistical and supply chain issues make India’s bakery industry challenging but some market watchers expect Bimbo’s move to be followed by other multinationals attracted by the industry’s growth.

Grupo Bimbo latest to launch start-up accelerator

26 Jun 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has become the latest food multinational to set up an in-house investment arm. launched a start-up accelerator programme to help fledgling companies in the food industry establish themselves.

Bimbo's Canada Bread ends lockout at Langley plant

30 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo said a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, has ended after agreeing new pay and conditions terms with union leaders.

Grupo Bimbo gains foothold in India with Ready Roti investment

25 May 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has muscled its way into the Indian market with the acquisition of a majority stake in Ready Roti India.

Grupo Bimbo to restart talks on Canada Bread dispute

22 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has said talks with union leaders, aimed at resolving a dispute that led to a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, are set to resume tomorrow (23 May).

Grupo Bimbo's Canada Bread says Quebec facility dispute over

2 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo said its Canada Bread subsidiary has reached a deal to end a dispute that saw employees locked out of a distribution centre in Quebec.

Bimbo acquires Morocco's Adghal bakery

1 May 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has entered the African market with the purchase of the Adghal group, a Morocco-based producer of baked goods.

Grupo Bimbo sees mixed Q1

27 Apr 2017

Grupo Bimbo has booked mixed first-quarter results, with higher sales but pressure on profitability. 

Grupo Bimbo names Diego Gaxiola CFO

9 Apr 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has appointed Diego Gaxiola as its new CFO after Guillermo Quiroz decided to retire.

Grupo Bimbo locks out Canada workers in dispute

3 Apr 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has locked out a number of workers at two sites in Canada following the breakdown of two sets of talks with unions over terms and conditions. 

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