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Ravi Varghese, Ceres | 17 Mar 2017

One talking point that emerged from Kraft Heinz's approach for Unilever was the companies' approaches when it comes to corporate responsibility and sustainability. Unilever is seen as being in the vanguard of developing a sustainable business; Kraft Heinz, with its emphasis on cost control and margin improvement, less so. But how far do investors care? In a guest column, Ravi Varghese of US sustainability non-profit Ceres challenges mainstream investor thinking that sustainability is a drag on efficiency.


Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2017

Less than three days was all it took for Kraft Heinz's GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover approach to Unilever to become public, be rejected and subsequently taken off the table. The attempt is likely to have some significant and far-reaching consequences for Unilever. Here, just-food takes a look at the impact the episode could have on the Dove-to-Knorr manufacturer.


Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2017

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Capital-owned US group with the European food-to-personal care company. just-food asks whether the takeover offer should be taken at face value. 


Dean Best | 15 Dec 2016

The speculation linking Kraft Heinz to a possible bid for Mondelez International is casting just-food's mind back seven years and giving it a wry smile at the thought of a company reunited.

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Helen Arnold | 3 Jul 2017

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, a US dairy farmer co-op, has bought Kraft Heinz's New York state-based cheese factory that had been at risk of closure.


Helen Arnold | 26 Jun 2017

Kraft Heinz is adding to its soup stable in the UK with the launch of line of wet soups sold in ambient cartons.


Helen Arnold | 18 May 2017

US-based peanuts-to-ketchup maker Kraft Heinz has declined to comment on reports that it is preparing to mount a takeover bid for consumer giant Colgate-Palmolive.


Dean Best | 3 May 2017

Kraft Heinz today (3 May) reported first-quarter sales and earnings that were down year-on-year and which missed analyst expectations.


John Shepherd | 2 May 2017

Kraft Heinz is revamping its Oscar Mayer hot dogs brand in the US to make the range "the first to market with no added nitrates or nitrites, no artificial preservatives in their meat, and no by-products".


Dean Best | 24 Mar 2017

Kraft Heinz has announced another wave of job cuts in North America.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Mar 2017

Kraft Heinz has announced a set of new sustainability targets that commit to decreasing its environmental footprint and creating a sustainable supply chain. 


Katy Askew | 3 Mar 2017

Commenting on topics as diverse as sugar reduction, job cuts and M&A, here is a summary of the food industry's week in its own words. 


Dean Best | 27 Feb 2017

Warren Buffett has said Kraft Heinz has not prepared "a back-up deal" in the wake of Unilever rejecting the US group's proposed takeover offer.


Katy Askew | 27 Feb 2017

Unilever rejected the GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover approach from Kraft Heinz because the US group's proposed offer did not value the Knorr maker highly enough, the CFO of the UK-based consumer goods giant CFO has argued.


Katy Askew | 20 Feb 2017

Kraft Heinz has pulled its GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover bid for consumer goods giant Unilever. 


Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2017

Kraft Heinz has indicated it is still working towards a merger with Unilever after revealing today (17 February) the European consumer goods giant had turned down an initial approach. 


Katy Askew | 16 Feb 2017

Kraft Heinz continued to grow its margins in 2016 and returned to positive organic top-line growth, even as it booked lower sales.


Dean Best | 7 Feb 2017

Kraft Heinz has struck a deal with the developers of the children's characters Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol to launch a range of toddler snacks in the UK.


Dean Best | 27 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz is launching a "no added sugar" version of Heinz Beanz in the UK, a product that will replace the 50% Less Sugar line on sale in the market.


John Shepherd | 26 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz has launched a joint venture with US talk show host and media magnate Oprah Winfrey called Mealtime Stories to "make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone".


John Shepherd | 12 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz has further cut the salt in the Heinz tomato ketchup on sale in the UK that contains lower levels of salt and sugar than the standard variant.


John Shepherd | 12 Jan 2017

Kraft Heinz is expanding its Velveeta cheese brand into the frozen aisles in the US with the launch of two snack products.


Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

Shares in Mondelez International jumped in after-hours trading in New York yesterday (14 December) after reports surfaced Kraft Heinz could be preparing a takeover attempt for the Oreo and Cadbury owner.


Katy Askew | 7 Dec 2016

Kraft Heinz, has denied claims in Egypt its local business has used "rotten tomatoes" to produce its namesake ketchup in the country. 


Katy Askew | 17 Nov 2016

Kraft Heinz has urged its shareholders to reject an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer from investment fund TRC Capital Corporation. 


Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Greencore plans to quadruple its sales in the US with the US$748m acquisition of convenience food group Peacock Foods. 


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Shares in US food majors including Mondelez International and General Mills rose yesterday (8 November) after Brazilian reports suggested investment firm 3G Capital is raising US$8-10bn to fund more acquisitions. 


Katy Askew | 4 Nov 2016

Kraft Heinz booked higher third-quarter profits as aggressive cost cutting continued to offset lower sales. 

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Katy Askew | 22 Jul 2016

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Kraft Heinz has won through in a court case over the rights to the Dip & Squeeze packets used for its Heinz tomato ketchup.

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