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Reckitt Benckiser chief Rakesh Kapoor to retire from Mead Johnson owner

16 Jan 2019

Reckitt Benckiser has announced the chief executive of the UK-based consumer goods giant is set to retire by year-end.

Reckitt Benckiser enters direct-to-consumer deal with Canada's SCI for Enfamil formula

20 Nov 2018

UK-based consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser's health division has entered a direct-to-consumer partnership with a Canadian logistics firm.

Nestle, Danone among signatories to UK code of conduct for infant formula

7 Nov 2018

Major food firms are among infant-formula manufacturers with UK operations to sign up to a new industry code of practise in the country.

US baby food company Mead Johnson ties up Chinese e-commerce deal

15 Jun 2018

Mead Johnson, the US infant nutrition company owned by consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser, has linked up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.

Baby formula companies counter charity report on 'aggressive marketing'

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.

Mondelez, Reckitt reveal sales impact of cyber attack

7 Jul 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International and Durex-to-Enfamil infant formula group Reckitt Benckiser have said last week's international cyber attack hit their sales.

Reckitt Benckiser food sale 'targets strategic buyers'

1 Jun 2017

Reckitt Benckiser is apparently targeting strategic buyers as it kicks off the sale of its food business.

Mead Johnson books increased earnings ahead of Reckitt Benckiser takeover

27 Apr 2017

Mead Johnson has booked lower first-quarter sales but increased earnings, ahead of the US infant formula business' sale to UK consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser. 

Mead Johnson acquires Bega Cheese capacity for China push

27 Feb 2017

US-based infant formula business Mead Johnson has agreed to acquire spray drying and finishing capabilities from Australian food group Bega Cheese to strengthen expansion plans for the Chinese market.

Reckitt Benckiser inks Mead Johnson deal 

10 Feb 2017

UK consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has signed a deal to take control of US infant formula business Mead Johnson for US$17.9bn.

Why Reckitt Benckiser has moved for Mead Johnson - analysis

10 Feb 2017

Mead Johnson has been the subject of takeover talk ever since it was spun-off from pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. Today's (10 February) news that the board of the US infant formula business has backed a potential sale came as little surprise - but what has raised eyebrows is the seemingly unlikely source of interest, UK condom-to-cleaning product provider Reckitt Benckiser. Katy Askew looks at the potential deal.

Mead Johnson confirms Reckitt Benckiser takeover bid

2 Feb 2017

US infant nutrition company Mead Johnson has revealed it has received a takeover offer from UK-based consumer health business Reckitt Benckiser. 

Mead Johnson admits 2017 underlying sales could fall

26 Jan 2017

Mead Johnson, the US infant formula business, said today (26 January) its underlying sales - its top-line number excluding the impact of exchange rates - could decline in 2017.

Mead Johnson launches "allergy-friendly" formula in Czech Republic, Slovakia

26 Jan 2017

Mead Johnson is rolling out an infant formula in Czechia and Slovakia said to help children with a "severe" allergy to cow's milk protein.

Why - as it stands - takeover of Mead Johnson is unlikely

24 Jan 2017

A new year, re-heated M&A speculation. Takeover talk is again centred on US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson, often seen as a target since it was spun off by pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. In the past, the chatter has focused on whether Danone would buy the Enfamil maker. Now, Nestle is in the spotlight. However, as Dean Best reports, such a deal looks unlikely - and, at present, the prospect of other suitors coming in appears just as slim.

Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk

19 Jan 2017

Nestle has refused to comment on a report in the US claiming the world's largest food maker is considering a takeover offer for infant formula producer Mead Johnson.

Murray Goulburn still looking to invest in infant formula

7 Dec 2016

Murray Goulburn's interim CEO, David Mallinson, has said the Australian dairy group is still looking to invest in infant formula production despite regulatory changes in China leading to the plug being pulled on plans to work with Mead Johnson on selling into Asia.

Mead Johnson, Murray Goulburn end plans for formula tie-up

5 Dec 2016

US infant formula producer Mead Johnson and Australian dairy group Murray Goulburn have pulled the plug on their plans to work together in Asia Pacific.

How will Trump's presidency affect the global food industry? 

9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

Mead Johnson lowers outlook despite China progress

27 Oct 2016

Infant nutrition group Mead Johnson has lowered its full-year sales and earnings outlook despite noting progress has been made on lifting its sales trajectory in China. 

Mead Johnson sales outlook hit by China, US

28 Jul 2016

US infant formula producer Mead Johnson today (28 July) revised its net sales outlook and said it now expects full year net sales of 5% to 7% below the prior year on a reported basis and 0% to 2% below the prior year on a constant dollar basis.

Biostime infant formula sales fall in Q1

10 May 2016

Hong Kong-listed nutritional products provider Biostime International Holdings has reported a rise in first-quarter sales, although revenue from its largest division - infant formula - fell.

Mead Johnson hails "improvement" despite Q1 declines

28 Apr 2016

Mead Johnson, the US infant formula producer, today (28 April) claimed to be seeing progress in its performance despite reporting lower first-quarter sales and earnings.

Mead Johnson launches Enfinitas in China

29 Mar 2016

US infant formula firm Mead Johnson has announced the launch of "premium-priced" brand Enfinitas in China.

Murray Goulburn, Mead Johnson team up on infant formula

15 Mar 2016

Murray Goulburn, the Australia-based dairy co-operative, has struck a deal to supply US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson with nutritional powders.

Indonesia - The potential and pitfalls of the infant formula sector

27 Oct 2015

Indonesia has become one of the world's largest markets for infant formula by volume, supported by demographic trends such as a large – and young – population. However, the country's economic situation means selling prices are low. Meanwhile, poor sanitation and high poverty levels leave infant formula makers in a very precarious position, with their products linked to infant mortality. Katy Askew looks at the potential and pitfalls of selling infant formula in Indonesia.

Mead Johnson cuts sales, earnings forecasts

22 Oct 2015

Mead Johnson, the US-based infant formula group, today (22 October) lowered its forecast for its 2015 sales and earnings, a year CEO Kasper Jakobsen described as "challenging on several fronts".

Food industry news of the week - Nestle India, ConAgra, Mondelez

31 Jul 2015

Nestle this week a change of leadership at its embattled unit India, which has been under the spotlight in recent weeks over the nationwide Maggi recall. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods was reported to have started talks to sell its own-label unit, with Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods said to be interested. Our interview pages included chats with the founder of US organic baby food firm - and Danone subsidiary - Happy Family, Chinese bakery business Dongguan Kam Tai Foods and UK gluten-free company Mrs Crimble's.

Mead Johnson settles SEC probe of China promotions

28 Jul 2015

Mead Johnson is to pay over US$12m in a settlement of an investigation from the US Securities and Exchange Commission into the infant formula group's promotions in China.

On the money: Mead Johnson wrestles with "irrational" China market

24 Jul 2015

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month. Low dairy costs and downbeat consumer sentiment have sparked fierce competition on price and Mead Johnson is uncertain when conditions will ease. But it insists it is investing for long-term growth in the country.

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