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Bakery giant Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns 29 May 2018

It has been clear for months there are some sizeable challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week the company's problems persist.

Nestle on Brazil, China, US, AgeCore row and M&A - top takeaways from Q1 commentary 19 Apr 2018

On an organic basis, Nestle's first-quarter sales beat analyst expectations as volumes offset the company's weakest pricing since 2000. The result meant the world's largest food maker stuck to its forecast for its organic sales to grow by 2-4% this year. However, beyond the numbers, Nestle's senior management issued some interesting commentary on trading in countries key to many food multinationals, on its pricing dispute with European buying group AgeCore and gave a flavour of its appetite for M&A

Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data 9 Apr 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Nestle's 2017 results and 2018 outlook – five things to learn 19 Feb 2018

The climb just got steeper for Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider after only 12 months at the helm of the world's largest food company. The Swiss giant reported a sixth straight year of slowing organic growth last week, while profits again declined. Simon Harvey goes through the numbers and looks ahead to 2018 and beyond. 

Is the Bell Food Group-Huegli deal a win-win? 19 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne looks at the motives behind Bell Food Group's acquisition of Huegli and asks whether both parties are likely to benefit from this all-Swiss affair?

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NPD Tracker - Albertsons launches Signature Reserve premium own brand; Emmi teams up with Mymuesli with organic breakfast drinks, yogurts; Danone launches Yoothie in France; Tyson Foods fights food wastage with Yappah debut 1 Jun 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.

Nestle overhauls R&D operation to meet "fast-changing consumer demand" 29 May 2018

In an attempt to speed up the development of new products, food giant Nestlé is to combine its scientific research operations into a single unit.

Hochdorf to buy Swiss baby food peer Bimbosan 24 May 2018

Swiss dairy and infant formula supplier Hochdorf is to acquire peer Bimbosan, which specialises in nutritional food for children.

WHO urges end to use of trans fats in food 14 May 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) is attempting to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

Emmi CFO Jorg Riboni to leave next year 8 May 2018

Swiss dairy group Emmi has revealed chief financial officer Jorg Riboni is to leave the company to "pursue a new career challenge".

Nestle reaches agreement with European retailer alliance over pricing dispute 2 May 2018

Swiss food giant Nestle said it has reached an agreement with European retailers over a months-long pricing dispute.

Switzerland's Bell Food Group snaps up local salad business Sylvain & Co. 25 Apr 2018

Swiss convenience food supplier Bell Food Group has completed its second deal of the year by acquiring local salad, vegetable and fruit business Sylvain & Co. through its subsidiary Eisberg.

More change at Aryzta as CEO Europe Dermot Murphy steps down 19 Apr 2018

Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has announced the CEO of its European operations, Dermot Murphy, is stepping down and is to be replaced by former Unilever and FrieslandCampina man Gregory Skilkas.

Nestle pricing row with retailers 'nearing compromise' 17 Apr 2018

Food giant Nestle's row with retailers over pricing is approaching a compromise, according to a report by news agency Reuters.

Greenpeace accuses Nestle of being "ambiguous" on plastic recycling pledge 11 Apr 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace has criticised food and drink giant Nestle's pledge to make all its plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Latest blogs

Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 2016

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

Steinemann to step down as Barry Callebaut CEO 6 Nov 2014

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate supplier, said today (6 November) Juergen Steinemann would step down from his role as CEO next year.

Food security - the debate rages on 1 Apr 2014

The UN's latest report on climate change grabbed headlines around the world yesterday (31 March) with claims of the "pervasive" impact of global warming, a higher risk of flooding and changes to crop yields. But the report simply refuelled the debate over the precise impact of climate change on food security.