Nestle made KitKit pledge

Nestle made KitKit pledge

B&G Foods struck a deal to buy General Mills' struggling Green Giant business - but insisted it could revitalise its sales. Arla Foods announced two ventures in Africa to boost its presence in the continent. And Nestle outlined plans to make KitKat with only sustainably-sourced cocoa from next year.

Analysis: B&G Foods' plan to breathe life into Green Giant
The speculation over Green Giant was this week confirmed with US group B&G Foods announcing it had struck a deal to buy the the canned and frozen vegetables business from General Mills. Green Giant's sales are under pressure but B&G believes it can reinvigorate the business. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Arla extends Africa presence with Senegal, Nigeria JVs
Arla Foods is continuing its expansion in Africa with two more joint ventures in Nigeria and Senegal.

Nestle makes sustainably-sourced cocoa pledge for KitKat
Nestle has committed to using only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture its KitKat chocolate by 2016.

Mondelez opens line at Poland chocolate plant
Mondelez International has opened a chocolate production line at its site in Skarbimierz in south-west Poland.

India's FSSAI embarks on new product approval system
India’s food safety body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is hoping to have set up a new process for product approvals in six months after it scrapped the previous system following a legal challenge.

Hershey teams up with Amazon Dash to sell Ice Breakers
Hershey has become the latest FMCG company to look to sell a brand through Amazon Dash, the e-commerce giant's at-the-touch-of-a-button re-ordering service in the US.

Freedom Foods agrees deal for Australian oats business
Australia's Freedom Foods Group is nearing the acquisition of an unnamed local company making cereal and snacks made with oats.

Cheese maker Entremont moves into frozen food
Sodiaal-owned cheese business Entremont has announced it is moving into France's frozen food sector.

Ghee launch marks ITC's entry into dairy
ITC, the Indian FMCG giant, has confirmed it will enter the country's dairy sector with the launch of ghee, or clarified butter.

Unilever claims victory in Becel dispute
Unilever has claimed victory in a dispute in Germany with a consumer watchdog over the company's Becel Pro Activ product.