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

13 Apr 2021

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.

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

29 Mar 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Bimbo to buy Spain plant from Cerealto Siro Foods

25 Feb 2021

The Mexico-based bakery giant has signed a deal to buy a factory in one of its largest markets in Europe.

Grupo Bimbo acquires India's Modern Foods from private-equity owners

24 Feb 2021

Mexican bakery major Grupo Bimbo has struck a deal in India, ending earlier speculation over a potential transaction.

Rule Breaker Snacks sells minority stake to Grupo Bimbo's venture arm

15 Feb 2021

Rule Breaker Snacks, a New York-based maker of vegan and gluten-free treats, has sold a minority stake in the business founded in 2015.

Grupo Bimbo's US arm launches direct-to-consumer channel

27 Jan 2021

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-headquartered bakery giant, has entered a new online channel through its US subsidiary.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Grupo Bimbo invests in confectionery production

18 Dec 2020

The Mexico-based bakery group has added to its domestic production network, investing in its confectionery manufacturing.

New products – Unilever's fortification move on Royco; Califia's plant-based Oat Drink hits UK; Bimbo's organic bread for kids; Gosh enters snacking

6 Nov 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include an organic bread for kids introduced in the US by Grupo Bimbo and a new vegan-friendly snacks range from the UK's Gosh.

New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir 'shots'; Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US

30 Oct 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching a version of its Fibre One Protein bars in the US.

FMCG giants try again on deforestation

22 Sep 2020

Seventeen of the world's largest FMCG groups and retailers have launched another bid to tackle deforestation.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

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

Grupo Bimbo 'eyes majority of India's Everfoods'

9 Sep 2020

The Mexican bakery behemoth is reported to be in early talks over buying a majority stake in another business in India.

Aryzta sale said to be still on cards with Flowers Foods, Hostess Brands potential runners

21 Aug 2020

A sale of struggling European bakery business Aryzta is said to be still on the cards despite suggestions earlier this week that plans for a disposal had failed.

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.





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