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PepsiCo, Target back campaign for 50/50 gender parity

25 Apr 2016

PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and Brian Cornell, the chairman and CEO of retailer Target Corp., have announced they are to co-chair an initiative in the US aimed at achieving 50/50 gender parity. 

US: PepsiCo launches chocolate-covered crisp

4 Nov 2013

PepsiCo has launched a chocolate-covered crisp in the US - a product it claims will give consumers "an enjoyable sweet and savoury snacking experience".

US: Campbell adds to Prego pasta sauce line

15 May 2013

Campbell Soup Co. has expanded its range of Prego pasta sauces in the US with a new line.

US: Frozen-food firm Bellisio to buy peer Overhill Farms

15 May 2013

US frozen-food Bellisio Foods has struck a deal to buy Overhill Farms to boost its stable of branded and own-label items.

US: Target lifts outlook on Q2 strength

15 Aug 2012

US retailer Target Corp. lifted its full-year profit guidance today (15 August) on the back of strong second-quarter results.

US: Target Corp Q1 profits climb, ups FY guidance

16 May 2012

US retailer Target Corp. has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking an increase in first-quarter profits, boosted by "better-than-expected" sales.

US: Target names Jones chief marketing officer

3 Apr 2012

US retailer Target Corp. has named Jeffrey Jones as chief marketing officer and executive vice president.

CANADA: Wal-Mart claims "record" year of expansion

7 Feb 2012

Wal-Mart Stores has outlined its expansion plans in Canada for the next 12 months.

US: Retailer Target promotes Mulligan to CFO

26 Jan 2012

US retailer Target Corp. has promoted John Mulligan to the position of CFO.

US: Target CFO Scovanner to quit

2 Nov 2011

Target Corp. has announced that CFO Doug Scovanner will retire from the US retailer.

US: Target chief marketing officer Francis departs

5 Oct 2011

US retailer Target Corp. has announced the departure of Michael Francis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

CANADA: Sobeys and Target enters into distribution deal

26 Sep 2011

Canadian grocery retailer Sobeys is to supply Target Corp. with food products to sell in the US discounter's stores north of the border.

CANADA: Wal-Mart buys store leases from Target

23 Sep 2011

Wal-Mart Stores has acquired the leases to 39 outlets in Canada from fellow US retailer Target Corp.

US: Target sales drive Q2 profits

17 Aug 2011

US retailer Target Corp. today (17 August) posted an increase in second-quarter net income due to an acceleration in the pace of same-store sales growth.

GERMANY: Tengelmann sees no future in A&P investment

14 Jul 2011

German retailer Tengelmann does not plan to be a shareholder in A&P when the US retailer emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

US: Target posts weaker than expected Q1 sales

18 May 2011

US retailer Target Corp. said today (18 May) that it posted weaker than expected sales in its retail segment during the first quarter.

US: Ebro plans gluten-free push

11 Mar 2011

Spanish food group Ebro Foods is planning to expand its appeal in the gluten-free market, with the launch of a range of products in the US over the next two months.

US: Target outlines plans to open 21 stores

13 Jan 2011

US retailer Target Corp. will put more emphasis on food in the 21 general-merchandise stores it plans to open in 2011.

US: Ailing retailer A&P "set to file for bankruptcy"

10 Dec 2010

A&P, the troubled US retailer, is reportedly set to file for bankuptcy to restructure its debt.

Best bits: Carrefour reaches for the stars with Planet stores

20 Sep 2010

With its all-new Carrefour Planet hypermarket chain and with a target of 18% sales growth in five years, the French retail giant is clearly reaching for the stars. But will the French retail giant succeed?

US: Sanfilippo & Son recalls snack mix, cashews

22 Mar 2010

John B Sanfilippo & Son has recalled various snack mix and cashew products over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

22 Jan 2010

Cadbury dominated the headlines again this week with the announcement that its board had approved an increased offer from Kraft Foods.

Top stories on just-food this week

22 Jan 2010

Kraft Foods' patient pursuit of Cadbury this week paid off as the US food giant secured the backing of the UK confectioner's board after tabling a higher takeover offer. The proposed acquisition of Cadbury has been met with raised eyebrows on both sides of the pond but the deal will make Kraft the world's largest confectioner. Meanwhile, in the US, Hormel Foods snapped up the Country Crock side dish business from Unilever and, in the UK, egg giant Noble Foods has added to its dessert business with a majority stake in Gu. And, elsewhere, Tesco and Carrefour hinted at further expansion in India. These are the most popular stories in just-food this week.

US: Target eyes international growth

21 Jan 2010

US retailer Target Corp. plans to drive growth in the next five to ten years by opening new stores and new formats in domestic and international markets.

US: Target resumes share repurchase programme

14 Jan 2010

US retailer Target Corp. is to resume open-market purchases of its shares under the US$10bn programme authorised by its board of directors in November 2007.

INSIGHT: Gen Mills bullish on US brands growth

17 Dec 2009

General Mills, the US group behind Cheerios cereals and Yoplait yoghurts, said today (17 December) that it expects to continue to growing the distribution of its brands among US retailers.

UPDATE: Mead Johnson hits out at PBM ad ruling

4 Dec 2009

Mead Johnson Nutrition said it “strongly” disagrees with the jury’s decision after the baby food giant lost a damages case launched by US private-label infant formula maker PBM Products.

US: PBM claims baby food legal win over Mead Johnson

3 Dec 2009

US private-label infant formula maker PBM Products has won a damages case against baby food giant Mead Johnson Nutrition.

US: Target Corp “cautious” on fourth quarter

17 Nov 2009

US retailer Target Corp. booked a “strong” third quarter performance today (17 November) but said it remains “cautious” about the fourth quarter.

US: Target to axe marketing jobs

30 Oct 2009

US retailer Target Corp. has said that it will reorganise its marketing department, with the loss of approximately 85 jobs.


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