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30 US food firms sign up to SmartLabel transparency initiative

3 Dec 2015

More than 30 US food companies including the likes of ConAgra Foods, Smucker, Kellogg and General Mills have signed up to SmartLabel technology, committing to being more transparent about the ingredients that go into their products.

PepsiCo outlines progress on sustainability - interview

2 Dec 2015

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US

26 Nov 2015

PepsiCo plans to expand a Frito-Lay snacks plant in the US, with investment in the site's production of Cheetos.

PepsiCo launches Walkers crackers line in UK

19 Nov 2015

PepsiCo has added to the range of cracker products it sells in the UK with the first line sold under flagship snacks brand Walkers.

PepsiCo trims staff amid marketing cuts talk

19 Nov 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed job cuts after reports it had closed its department for global marketing procurement.

What could influence US healthy snacking market?

13 Nov 2015

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader for snacks at IRI, outlines the factors manufacturers operating in - or eyeing - the segment need to consider.

PepsiCo launches Quaker Cruesli in Spain

6 Nov 2015

PepsiCo is launching a line of breakfast cereals in the Spanish market under its Quaker brand.

PepsiCo opens Quaker Oats plant in China

23 Oct 2015

PepsiCo has opened its first Quaker Oats manufacturing plant in China.

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Co., CSM Bakery Solutions

23 Oct 2015

The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.

Chobani 'sees Coke bow out; WhiteWave in talks'

15 Oct 2015

Coca-Cola Co. has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.

Unilever, PepsiCo, McCain team up on foodservice waste

15 Oct 2015

Food manufacturing giants PepsiCo, McCain Foods, Unilever and Ardo, plus foodservice group Sodexo, have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund, to create the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC), which aims to combat food waste in the sector.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola 'battle for stake in Chobani'

13 Oct 2015

PepsiCo is reportedly vying with arch-rival Coca-Cola Co. to invest in Chobani, the US-based yoghurt maker that has driven the rise of the Greek yoghurt market in the country.

PepsiCo to close Australia crisps plant

8 Oct 2015

PepsiCo is to shut a snacks plant in Australia after a review of its manufacturing in the country.

PepsiCo lifts underlying earnings target

6 Oct 2015

PepsiCo today (6 October) reported lower third-quarter profits, affected by the strong US dollar and a charge on its operations in Venezuela, but the Lay's and Quaker manufacturer upped its forecast for constant-currency earnings.

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

1 Oct 2015

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.

American Halal Co. names ex-Sabra executive Haroon Jafree as COO

2 Sep 2015

The American Halal Co. has announced the appointment of Sabra Dipping Co. finance executive, Haroon Jafree, as its chief operating officer and senior VP of corporate development.

Why investors are concerned about water risk management

27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

PepsiCo warned over "serious violations" at Frito-Lay plant

21 Aug 2015

PepsiCo has been issued a warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration over "serious violations" at its Tennessee Frito-Lay factory.

Food industry news of the week - Nomad Foods, Kellogg, Hershey

21 Aug 2015

Acquisitive Nomad Foods, which has snapped up one frozen food business in Europe and is set to buy another, this week confirmed it is eyeing possible deals in the sector in the US. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, Hershey is to go it alone in Brazil and Kellogg is to invest in R&D in India.

Muller Quaker launches dessert-inspired yoghurt in US

17 Aug 2015

Muller Quaker Dairy, a US venture operated by German dairy Muller and PepsiCo, is expanding its line of Muller yoghurts in the country with the launch of a dessert-inspired line.

PepsiCo, Girl Scouts team up for new Quaker snack bars

11 Aug 2015

PepsiCo has teamed up with the US Girl Scouts for the launch of Quaker granola bars "inspired" by cookies sold under the Girl Scout trademark.

Venezuela seizes Polar distribution centre serving Nestle, PepsiCo

4 Aug 2015

A distribution centre serving a number of international food and beverage companies – including Nestle, PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Cargil - and owned by local food giant Empresas Polar has been seized by the Venezuelan authorities.

PepsiCo, Cargill back US climate pledge

28 Jul 2015

PepsiCo and Cargill are among 13 US companies to issue pledges on climate change as part of a wider commitment drawn up by the US government.

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

17 Jul 2015

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.

10 Things to Learn - PepsiCo gears up for tough H2

10 Jul 2015

At first glance, PepsiCo's second-quarter figures looked solid enough but industry watchers believe the rest of the year will be challenging for the US group, with continued currency pressure, macroeconomic volatility and high commodity inflation. Here's our take on PepsiCo's numbers, recent performance and the outlook for the business.

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Hostess, McCain

10 Jul 2015

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry news of the week - PepsiCo, Sodiaal, Boulder Brands

10 Jul 2015

PepsiCo issued its second-quarter results this week - and upped its annual earnings forecast. The company's shares fell, amid concerns the second half of the year will prove more challenging. Under-pressure US group Boulder Brands, fresh from the departure of its CEO, announced restructuring plans likely to lead to 15% of jobs being cut. French dairy group Sodiaal announced another move in China, while we analysed the impact Russia's import restrictions have had on domestic companies.

PepsiCo announces executive reshuffle

9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo has announced a series of management changes, including the departure of its global categories and operations chief.

PepsiCo lifts FY earnings forecast

9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo has lifted its forecast for underlying annual earnings after an increase in second-quarter profits.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Why focus on cane sugar supply chains set to increase

23 Jun 2015

The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.

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