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Dean Best | 18 Apr 2011

Tomorrow (19 April), Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke will sit down with analysts and - later - the media to discuss the retailer's financial performance over the last 12 months.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2009

Once again, a food safety scare has swept across the US causing fresh concern among US consumers and repeated calls for reform of how the country regulates its food supply. Dean Best examines the impact of the peanut butter salmonella outbreak.

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Chris Jones | 20 Feb 2008

Philadelphia-based Tasty Baking Co. has shown how a company can be successful without nationwide distribution. Nevertheless, with a new state-of-the art bakery under construction, a major tie-up with Wal-Mart and a growing online business, there seems to be plenty of scope for expansion. Chris Jones spoke with Tasty Baking’s marketing director, Jon Silvon, about the company’s regionally-focused business model and plans for the future.

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Dean Best | 25 May 2012

US baker Flowers Foods has cut its forecast for full-year earnings after a bond issue pushed up the company's interest charges.


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2012

US baker Flowers Foods is to expand a production facility it acquired through its purchase of regional rival Tasty Baking Co. last year.


Dean Best | 13 Feb 2012

The US grabbed the industry headlines this week, with PepsiCo at last outlining its plans to drive growth at the business, although the measures it has lined up has led to more questions from Wall Street analysts. And the uncertainty around the sale of global snacks brand Pringles has intensified after prospective buyer Diamond Foods decided to appoint a new CEO and CFO after it found improper accounting at the company.


Dean Best | 10 Feb 2012

Flowers Foods has forecast a return to earnings growth in 2012 despite continued pressure from input costs.


Dean Best | 17 Aug 2011

US baker Flowers Foods today (17 August) cut its guidance for full-year earnings after a slide in second-quarter profits.


Katy Askew | 19 May 2011

US bread group Flowers Foods has booked a slight increase in first-quarter earnings, which were hit by one-time charges and declining sales volumes.


just-food.com | 15 Apr 2011

Flowers Foods, Supervalu Inc and Kraft Foods gave the top just-food headlines a distinctly American flavour this week. Flowers struck a deal to buy Tasty Baking, Supervalu, one of the largest grocers in the US, announced its annual results and Kraft said it was giving some of its smaller brands a marketing push. On this side of the pond, issues of reformulation and functional foods remained high on the industry's agenda. Click on on the headlines to find out more.


Katy Askew | 11 Apr 2011

Flowers Foods' move to acquire Tasty Baking Co. builds on its strategy to drive branded sales and expand its geographic reach, a spokesperson for the US baker told just-food today (11 April).


just-food.com | 11 Apr 2011

US bakers Flowers Foods and Tasty Baking Co. have reached a definitive merger agreement that will see Flowers take 100% control of the struggling Tastykake maker for approximately US$165m.


just-food.com | 17 Jan 2011

Lenders to Tasty Baking Co. have given the under-pressure US baker a reprieve but have insisted the company is either sold or pursues a merger.


just-food.com | 7 Jan 2011

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just-food.com | 5 Jan 2011

The management of Tasty Baking Co. has admitted it is considering selling the US baker as financial pressures linked to commodity costs and its new bakery hit the company.


just-food.com | 1 Nov 2010

Tasty Baking Co. president and CEO Charles Pizzi said today (1 November) the US baker had had a "challenging" third quarter as the company continued to get to grips with its new production facility.


just-food.com | 2 Aug 2010

US baker Tasty Baking Co. swung to a loss in the second quarter of the year thanks to costs linked to its new production facility but also a 7% fall in sales.


just-food.com | 6 May 2010

A factory fire, severe cold weather and interruption to output due to relocation has weighed on quarterly sales at Tasty Baking Co., deepening the US company's losses.


just-food.com | 9 Mar 2010

Tasty Baking Co. today (9 March) posted narrowing full-year losses as sales edged up on the year.


just-food.com | 23 Dec 2009

Tasty Baking Co. has announced the shift of two additional production lines to its new manufacturing facility, located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


just-food.com | 2 Nov 2009

Tasty Baking Co. said its operational results are likely to be pinched by the completion of its new manufacturing facility, which is located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


just-food.com | 2 Nov 2009

Tasty Baking Co. today (2 November) posted narrowing third-quarter losses as sales edged up on volume growth.


just-food.com | 28 Sep 2009

Tasty Baking Co. has announced a multi-year, multi-platform marketing alliance with American football’s Pittsburgh Steelers.


just-food.com | 3 Aug 2009

Tasty Baking Co., the US baking firm, has booked a jump in second-quarter profits on the back of rising sales.


just-food.com | 5 May 2009

Tasty Baking Co., the US bakery firm, posted a first-quarter net loss yesterday (4 May), despite a 7.8% increase in sales.


just-food.com | 9 Mar 2009

Tasty Baking Co.’s fourth-quarter losses deepened the US bakery group’s full-year profit deficit, the company has revealed.


just-food.com | 19 Jan 2009

In the face of the US nationwide recall of peanut butter products, Tasty Baking Co. and Mars Snackfood have followed Hershey’s lead in declaring their products safe.


just-food.com | 20 Mar 2008

Tasty Baking Co. CFO David Marberger is to quit the US baker to take the top finance job at upmarket chocolate maker Godiva.


just-food.com | 28 Feb 2008

A dip in fourth-quarter revenue weighed on annual sales at Tasty Baking Co., the regional US baker.


just-food.com | 22 Feb 2008

The US government ordered one of the largest-ever recalls of meat in the country, while Hershey, the country's largest confectioner, continued its assault on the Indian market.

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