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Dean Best | 16 Mar 2018

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.


Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.


Simon Creasey | 6 Dec 2017

In mature markets like North America and western Europe, packaged food manufacturers have in recent years found top-line growth hard to come by. Some have turned to revenue growth management - moves to optimise their prices, promotions and product range - to try to revitalise sales. Simon Creasey analyses the benefits and challenges of implementing the practices.


Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.

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Dean Best | 6 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees, presiding over a business facing ongoing speculation over its next M&A move, has said the US group does not want to strike deals that would make the company "happy for a quarter" but then regretful months later.


Andy Coyne | 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly opened exploratory talks to potentially buy fellow US packaged food giant Campbell Soup Co.


Dean Best | 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly taken the auction of a clutch of its assets in India to the second round, with Tata Group and FMCG business Dabur India said to be in the running.


Simon Harvey | 1 Aug 2018

Australia's consumer watchdog is reportedly calling for the local unit of Kraft Heinz to be fined for misleading customers over the health benefits of its Little Kids Shredz products. 


Andy Coyne | 1 Aug 2018

Activist investor Third Point is stepping up its campaign to put pressure on the ailing US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to change, according to a report.


Simon Harvey | 31 Jul 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz has expanded its commitments to promoting a healthy environment to encompass sustainable packaging and carbon omissions reduction. 


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

Canada has introduced tariffs on a large number of US exports - including many food products - in response to President Trump's decision to tax Canadian steel and aluminium entering the US.


Andy Coyne | 25 Jun 2018

A report in a US newspaper is linking food giant Kraft Heinz with a bid for fellow US heavyweight Campbell Soup Co.


Dean Best | 19 Jun 2018

Kraft Heinz is reportedly considering selling the ownership of Complan in India, where the US food giant owns the brand.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2018

Nestle, Kraft Heinz and Coca-Cola are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


Andy Coyne | 29 May 2018

Food heavyweight Kraft Heinz is to focus on "globally applicable best practices" from a new base outside Amsterdam which opens next week.


Andy Coyne | 14 May 2018

Food giant Kraft Heinz has announced the five companies that will take part in its inaugural Springboard Brands' incubator programme.


Dean Best | 11 May 2018

Kraft Heinz is in talks with staff in New Zealand over job cuts at the US giant's operations in the country.


just-food.com | 27 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Simon Harvey | 26 Apr 2018

South Africa's Competition Commission has recommended Pioneer Foods' acquisition of a majority stake in Heinz Foods South Africa be approved with conditions.


Andy Coyne | 24 Apr 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz is backing Momofuku, the New York-based restaurant group founded by celebrity chef David Chang, which is rolling out its signature Ssam Sauce through e-commerce giant Amazon.


Simon Harvey | 20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.


Andy Coyne | 19 Mar 2018

Australia's Federal Court has found food manufacturer Kraft Heinz made a misleading health claim when touting its Little Kids Shredz products as beneficial for young children.


Andy Coyne | 12 Mar 2018

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has given the green light to food giant Kraft Heinz's acquisition of Suntory food and coffee business Cerebos Gregg.


Andy Coyne | 7 Mar 2018

Kraft Heinz has launched Springboard, a unit the company said would be dedicated to "nurturing, scaling, and accelerating" the growth of "disruptive" US food and beverage brands.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 1 Mar 2018

Some of the world's largest baby formula producing companies have defended themselves against accusations from UK charity Save the Children that they aggressively market their products to mums.


just-food.com | 16 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.


just-food.com | 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.

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Dean Best | 2 Aug 2018

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

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