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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Covid-19 – How food majors are adapting to homeworking

14 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has seen increased home-working, often with flexible hours. We explore the challenges and opportunities for packaged-food companies as new working habits look set to stay.

US chicken giants accused of price fixing in new legal case

7 Sep 2020

A number of US chicken giants have been accused of price fixing in a new legal claim filed in Chicago.

The questions you must ask when cutting SKUs

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has prompted manufacturers to step up reviews of SKU counts. What should manufacturers be considering as they try to tailor ranges to the volatile trading environment?

US faux egg firm Just inks partnership deal with Post Holdings' Michael Foods

18 May 2020

Just, the US firm which produces plant-based 'egg' products, has signed a partnership deal with one of the country's major egg suppliers. 

Post Holdings' Weetabix looking for staff to meet growing demand

7 Apr 2020

Weetabix, the UK breakfast-cereal business owned by US manufacturer Post Holdings, is recruiting staff as it tries to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak.

New products - Nestle unveils Smarties Buttons in UK; Keytone Dairy launches SuperFood Frozen Purees in Australia; Just adds folded 'egg' product to plant-based range

24 Jan 2020

More plant-based activity features in this week's wrap, rounding up the new products that have caught our eye.

What’s next after Post, TreeHouse rip up cereal deal plan?

15 Jan 2020

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods have called time on their proposed breakfast-cereal transaction amid opposition from US competition officials. What are their options now?

TreeHouse cereal business back on sale after Post pulls plug on deal

14 Jan 2020

Weetabix owner Post Holdings has come to a decision on whether to pursue plans to buy local peer TreeHouse Foods' ready-to-eat cereal business.

Post's bid to buy TreeHouse's cereal business scuppered by FTC

20 Dec 2019

Weetabix-owner Post Holdings' bid to buy US FMCG peer TreeHouse Foods' ready-to-eat cereal business has been ruled on by consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Post Holdings unhappy with cereal deal delay

25 Nov 2019

US food company Post Holdings has again expressed its disappointment that the country's consumer watchdog has yet to ratify a deal it agreed back in May.

Organic growth tops BellRing Brands agenda

25 Nov 2019

BellRing Brands has outlined a three-point strategy to drive growth in the US-based health and nutrition firm owned by Post Holdings.

Post Holdings' private-label arm buys Conagra peanut-butter plant

18 Nov 2019

8th Avenue Food & Provisions, the US-based private-label business owned by Post Holdings, is buying a peanut-butter factory in Illinois.

Post Holdings announces closing of BellRing Brands IPO 

22 Oct 2019

US food manufacturer Post Holdings has announced the closing of the public offering (IPO) of its BellRing Brands business.

Post Holdings sets price for BellRing Brands IPO

17 Oct 2019

US food manufacturer Post Holdings has set a price for an initial public offering of shares by its BellRing Brands business.

Post Holdings' Active Nutrition unit to become BellRing Brands as IPO progresses

23 Sep 2019

US food manufacturer Post Holdings is making progress with a previously announced initial share offering by its Active Nutrition business.

Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 Sep 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.

Post and TreeHouse "disappointed" by cereal deal delay

23 Jul 2019

US groups Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods have issued an update on the deal for Post to buy TreeHouse's ready-to-eat cereal business.

TreeHouse Foods sells ready-to-eat cereal business to peer Post Holdings

2 May 2019

TreeHouse Foods is selling its ready-to-eat cereal business as the largest private-label business in the US continues with a strategy to optimise its portfolio.

'Former Weetabix CEO Giles Turrell contacted over vacant Premier Foods top job'

8 Apr 2019

The vacancy at the top of Premier Foods has been the subject of a media report in the UK that has named one well-known executive as having been approached to lead the company.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

New products - Unilever adds layered jars to Talenti gelato range; New bars added to Alpen range in UK; Alpro goes Greek-style; Muller launches twin natural yogurt range in UK

13 Mar 2019

This week's notable new products include a push from Alpro into Greek-style yogurts, significant activity at Conagra Brands and a product "first" from Hormel Foods.

New products - Dr Oetker targets grab-and-go market with Chicago Town Pizza to Go; Alpen muesli targets "personalisation"; The Collective rolls out kefir Super Yoghurts for kids; Real Handful launches Bundlz

25 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US-based Flowers Foods launching Dave's Killer Bread English muffins and a new desserts range aimed at children from France's Andros.

New products - Mondelez broadens Cadbury range in UK; Intersnack-owned crisp brand McCoy's launches Muchos tortilla chips; Parag Milk Foods expands reach of premium offering Pride of Cows; Pladis expands Go Ahead line with low-calorie options

18 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Post Holdings and Hostess Brands coming together to launch breakfast cereals and a chicken alternative from Naturli' Foods.

Weetabix cuts sugar in Crispy Minis cereal line

4 Jan 2019

Weetabix, the UK-based cereal maker owned by Post Holdings, has reduced the amount of sugar in a range sold in its domestic market.

Post Holdings plans to spin-off nutrition business through IPO

16 Nov 2018

US food manufacturer Post Holdings, the company behind Weetabix and Grape-Nuts cereal, plans to separate one of its business units into a new publically-listed company.

Post Holdings' Weetabix eyes closure of UK plant

10 Sep 2018

Weetabix, the UK-based cereal manufacturer, is looking at plans to close one of its production facilities in the English town of Corby, as part of plans for "long-term growth".

Post Holdings gets PE backing for new private-label arm

3 Aug 2018

US-based food manufacturer Post Holdings has announced it is forming a new business - 8th Avenue Foods & Provisions - to consolidate its private-label operations.

Post Holdings moves Chris Neugent to strategy role

11 Jun 2018

Post Holdings has appointed Chris Neugent, the executive heading the US-based food manufacturer's breakfast-cereal brands, to the role of vice president, strategy.

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