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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.

Post Holdings 'nears deal to sell private-label arm'

8 Jun 2018

Post Holdings, the US food manufacturer, is reportedly close to selling its private-label business.

Post Holdings to close cereal facility in Massachusetts

27 Feb 2018

US group Post Holdings has announced it is to close its facility in Clinton, Massachusetts.

Post Holdings invests $85m in new egg and meat plant for its Michael Foods unit

19 Feb 2018

Post Holdings is investing US$85m to build an eggs and pre-cooked meat facility for its Michael Foods unit in Norwalk, Iowa.

Earnings summary - Post Holdings revises EBITDA guidance; Hershey estimates Amplify boost - but Q4 profits miss; Unilever's foods, refreshments beat total sales growth; Saputo pressure on Q3 underlying profits

2 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.

Post Holdings ponders future of private-label arm

11 Jan 2018

Post Holdings, the US-based branded and own-label food manufacturer, is weighing up what to do with its private-label business.

Quorn vegan slices feature in product push; JBS' 1953 range of prime cuts; ABF's low-sugar Jordans granola

5 Jan 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.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

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.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

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.

Why did Post Holdings buy Bob Evans Farms?

25 Sep 2017

In the largest M&A deal in the US packaged food sector in 2017, on Tuesday (19 September) Post Holdings announced the acquisition of bacon, breakfast sausage and mac and cheese maker Bob Evans Farms. The transaction is the latest move by the deal-hungry Post, with the company, which some see as having a patchy record with its purchases, looking to inject some growth into its business, this time by targeting a business operating in more buoyant categories on the perimeter of US stores. Andy Coyne reports.

Post Holdings to acquire Bob Evans Farms for US$1.5bn

19 Sep 2017

US-based breakfast cereal, sports nutrition and eggs supplier Post Holdings is to buy local chilled and frozen food maker Bob Evans Farms in a deal worth US$1.5bn.

Weetabix's UK chief Sally Abbott sets out stall in tough market and under new owner - interview

10 Aug 2017

After almost five years under the ownership of China's Bright Food, Weetabix is a month into life as part of US-based Post Holdings, which acquired the UK breakfast cereal business in July in a deal worth GBP1.4bn (US$1.83bn). Weetabix's UK and Irish division also has a new managing director, Sally Abbott, previously the group's global marketing director. Dean Best caught up with Abbott as she gets to grip with running Weetabix's largest unit under a new owner.

Post Holdings sales pick up in Q3

4 Aug 2017

Post Holdings has booked higher third-quarter sales, pushing its top line higher over the first nine months of its financial year, in a set of broadly positive quarterly results for the US food group.

Post Holdings launches plant-based version of PowerBar

25 May 2017

Post Holdings is launching a plant-based PowerBar in the US to try to cash in on growing interest in vegetarianism.

Post Holdings keeps FY forecasts despite Q2 earnings miss

9 May 2017

Post Holdings, the US cereal-to-eggs supplier, has maintained its forecast for underlying earnings despite a fall in its second quarter.

Post Holdings discusses rationale for Weetabix - five things to learn

20 Apr 2017

Post Holdings, the US food group, was this week announced as the new owner of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business. The GBP1.4bn deal sees Post, one of the major cereal companies in the US, take on one of the leading players in the sector in the UK but one seeing muted growth in a challenging market – and a business seen to have hardly prospered under the ownership of China’s state-backed giant Bright Food. Post discussed its move with Wall Street analysts on Tuesday and Dean Best presents the key takeaways.

Update 2 - Weetabix "opens up M&A opportunities" - Post Holdings

18 Apr 2017

Post Holdings' takeover of Weetabix will provide the US group with more opportunities to make further acquisitions, its president and CEO Rob Vitale said today (18 April) after announcing the GBP1.4bn (US$1.79bn) purchase of the UK business.

Update - Post Holdings confirms Weetabix deal

18 Apr 2017

Post Holdings, the US group behind breakfast cereal brands Grape-Nuts and Honey Bunches of Oats, this morning (18 April) confirmed it has struck a deal to buy UK business Weetabix in a deal worth GBP1.4bn (US$1.76bn).

Post Holdings 'secures Weetabix' in US$1.76bn deal

18 Apr 2017

Post Holdings has reportedly sealed a deal to acquire UK cereal business Weetabix from its Chinese owners, Bright Food Group, for US$1.76bn. 

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