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Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 4 August (free to read)

4 Aug 2020

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

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

3 Aug 2020

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.

Grupo Bimbo reports two Covid-19 cases at Lehigh Valley US plant

15 Apr 2020

Grupo Bimbo said two employees at one of the Mexico-based bakery firm's US plants have tested positive for Covid-19.

Coronavirus - Grupo Bimbo reopens Hazleton plant in Pennsylvania

15 Apr 2020

The US bakery unit of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo is to reopen a plant in Pennsylvania temporarily to help meet Covid-19 related demand.

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo closes plant in China due to coronavirus

24 Feb 2020

The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced Mexico-based bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo to temporarily close a plant in the Asian country.

Grupo Bimbo enters Kazakhstan via foodservice joint venture

14 Feb 2020

Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo has formed a foodservice joint venture in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

Conagra Brands sells Lender's Bagel business to Mexican bakery group Bimbo

3 Jan 2020

US food major Conagra Brands has announced it has completed another asset disposal with the divestiture of the Lender's Bagel business.

Grupo Bimbo executes deal for UK private-label bakery Mr Bagels

10 Oct 2019

The UK unit of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest bakery business, has acquired a local private-label manufacturer.

Grupo Bimbo to buy Spanish plant from Cerealto Siro Foods

2 Oct 2019

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest bakery business, has announced it is to buy a bread-making plant in Europe.

Grupo Bimbo eyes job cuts in Spain as demand wanes

26 Sep 2019

Bimbo Donuts Iberia, a Spanish unit of Mexican-based bakery business Grupo Bimbo, plans to reorganise its sales operations in Spain. 

Bimbo to invest in production in Spain

2 Aug 2019

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, is to plough around EUR30m (US$33.3m) in one of its production plants in Spain.

Grupo Bimbo affiliate takes part in Clara Foods investment round

29 Apr 2019

Mexican baking giant Grupo Bimbo has taken part in an investment round for a California-based protein business through an affiliate.

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 - Califia Farms launches Ubermilk 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.

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.

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.

Grupo Bimbo's Eleva accelerator returns

2 Mar 2018

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

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.

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