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What could be next for PepsiCo under new CEO?

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could l...

Timeline - PepsiCo under outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is to step down as PepsiCo CEO in October after more than a decade at the helm of the US food and beverage giant. just-food look...

Kellogg Q2/H1 - top takeaways

After four straight years of falling annual sales, Kellogg yesterday (2 August) reported top-line growth for the first half of 2018, prompti...

Focus: Amid overhaul, Weston Foods stays positive

Amid increasing competition, Weston Foods, one of North America’s largest bakery products businesses, is undergoing what its parent company...

Latest Interviews

"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.

Snacks giant Pladis sets out stall for rapid growth in North America - interview 4 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking to scale up quickly in North America, a market that accounts for just 6% of sales and where it is doing battle with some major competitors. Dean Best spoke to regional CEO Brian Blanchard to find out more about the plans the McVitie's and Godiva owner has for the market.

Latest News

Nature's Path agrees licensing deal with cereals peer Back to the Roots 15 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Canada's Nature's Path, a supplier of organic breakfast products, has agreed a product licensing deal with California-based indoor gardening kit and cereals business Back to the Roots.

New Products - General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; Stonyfield Organic dips into Snack Packs; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits; Aldi's innovation push in US 15 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

Newly-installed High Liner Foods CEO looks for savings from business revamp 14 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Canada-based seafood company High Liner Foods is reorganising its business operations under newly-installed chief executive Rod Hepponstall with a view to realising annual cost savings of US$10m.

Premium Brands poised for sales milestone as acquisitions stack up 14 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Canada's Premium Brands Holdings is set to surpass management expectations for the business with revenues predicted to break the CAD3bn (US$2.3bn) mark this year for the first time aided by a flurry of recent acquisitions.

Canada's Premium Brands buys Select Food Products unit 13 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Canada-based foods producer Premium Brands Holdings has continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of the sandwich business of Select Food Products, taking the number of deals this year to eight.

Premium Brands upgrades guidance for second time this year on back of acquisition spree 13 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Premium Brands Holdings has upgraded its annual earnings guidance for the second time this year as the Canada-based speciality foods producer beefs up its portfolio through acquisitions.

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