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Grupo Bimbo 9M profits up on Mexico, North America

8 Nov 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has reported higher nine-month earnings, driven by rising sales across its business and improved profitability from its domestic operations and in North America.

Grupo Bimbo's Canada Bread launches gluten-free cracker snacks

31 Aug 2016

Grupo Bimbo has launched a range of gluten-free crackers, Sanissimo Salmas, into Canada's snacks sector.

Grupo Bimbo profits up in H1

27 Jul 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has booked higher first-half earnings, as the company felt the benefit of exchange rates and lower raw material costs in North America and Europe.

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo confirms new Canada Bread site closure

26 May 2016

Canada Bread, a subsidiary of Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo, is to close its bakery in North Bay, in Canada's Ontario province.

Kellogg, Mars, Nestle, Unilever among firms pledging to cut trans fats by 2018

17 May 2016

Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.

Bimbo posts higher Q1 sales and profits

29 Apr 2016

Profits have risen at Grupo Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.

Grupo Bimbo launches Entenmann's Snackin' Bites

29 Apr 2016

Grupo Bimbo has launched mini snack bars for children under its Entenmann's brand in the US.

Adam Foods to buy Panrico bread assets from Bimbo 

26 Apr 2016

Spanish food maker Adam Foods has reached an agreement to acquire certain Panrico assets in Spain, Portugal and Andorra from Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo. 

Grupo Bimbo buys General Mills frozen bakery unit in Argentina 

20 Apr 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baker, has entered into an agreement to acquire General Mills' frozen bakery and foodservice business in Argentina. 

Bimbo takes California facility solar 

8 Apr 2016

Bimbo Bakeries USA, the US business of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, has announced plans to install a solar energy project at its bakery in Escondido, California, this summer. 

Grupo Bimbo launches Sara Lee Artesano bread in US

31 Mar 2016

Grupo Bimbo's US arm has launched a bread range under its Sara Lee brand centred on the exclusion of artificial flavours, colours and high-fructose corn syrup.

Grupo Bimbo enjoys 2015 organic growth in Mexico, Latin America

26 Feb 2016

Grupo Bimbo saw sales and earnings rise in 2015, with the Mexico-based bakery giant reporting higher organic sales at home and in Latin America more broadly.

Bimbo launches sourdough bread range in Spain

22 Jan 2016

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo has announced the launch of a sourdough-based bread range which uses "natural ingredients".

Brazil accuses Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of slack filling 

8 Jan 2016

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change. 

Bimbo launches Minions cake range

10 Nov 2015

Grupo Bimbo is launching a Minions-themed cake range in Iberia. 

Grupo Bimbo reports 9M profit jump

26 Oct 2015

Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo has reported a jump in profits for the first nine months of the year.

Bimbo revives Bony cake in Spain

18 Sep 2015

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has revealed that its Bony branded cake will return to the Spanish market after a social media campaign - #VuelveBony – was launched this summer.

Food industry quotes of the week - Mondelez, Nomad Foods, Tyson

11 Sep 2015

This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes. 

Grupo Bimbo sets out "responsible" palm oil plan

11 Sep 2015

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has outlined fresh plans to source palm oil "responsibly".

Bimbo's New York Bakery Co. launches pretzel range

2 Sep 2015

Grupo Bimbo is adding a pretzel range to its New York Bakery Co. portfolio in the UK.

How soda is drawing fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

24 Aug 2015

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks at the effect the parallel tax on calorie-dense foods has had on consumers and on food companies.

Food industry quotes of the week - Unilever, Hain Celestial

24 Jul 2015

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.

Bimbo predicts 70% sales jump in Europe post-Panrico buy

23 Jul 2015

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo is banking on last month's acquisition of a clutch of assets from Spanish bakery group Panrico to propel its growth in Europe over the next three years.

Bimbo acquires Canada's Italian Home Bakery

23 Jul 2015

Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canadian bakery group Italian Home Bakery, the Mexican giant's latest purchase in the market.

Bimbo reports rise in H1 sales, earnings

22 Jul 2015

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported an increase in half-year sales and earnings.

Food industry news of the week – Ferrero & Thorntons, JBS & Moy Park

26 Jun 2015

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.

UPDATE: Bimbo confirms deal for Panrico

22 Jun 2015

Grupo Bimbo today (22 June) confirmed it has struck an agreement to buy parts of Spanish bakery company Panrico.

Bimbo "to buy Spanish baker Panrico"

22 Jun 2015

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reportedly struck a deal to buy Spanish company Panrico.

Bimbo expands operations at US plant

12 Jun 2015

Mexican bakery group, Grupo Bimbo, has announced a US$9.3m investment to expand operations at its plant in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Food industry news of the week: Applegate Farms, Bel, Smart Balance

29 May 2015

Hormel Foods' latest move to inject more growth into its business - a move for US organic meats firm Applegate Farms - grabbed the headlines this week. In Europe, France's Groupe Bel struck a deal in Africa and is to take a majority stake in Moroccan dairy Safilait.

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