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Cereal? Health? A company split? What might be next for PepsiCo under new CEO Ramon Laguarta 8 Aug 2018

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could lie ahead for the food and beverage giant? Dean Best reports.

Timeline - PepsiCo under outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi 6 Aug 2018

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 looks at the stand-out moments and manoeuvres under Nooyi at the Quaker, Lay's and Pepsi maker.

Kellogg "pleased" with 2018 so far - top takeaways from US giant's Q2 and H1 numbers 3 Aug 2018

After four straight years of falling annual sales, Kellogg yesterday (2 August) reported top-line growth for the first half of 2018, prompting a tone of satisfaction from the US company. Dean Best looks at the numbers and weighs up the cereal-and-snacks giant's performance and outlook

"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

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.

How grocery featured on Amazon's latest Prime Day 26 Jul 2018

Amazon held its fourth annual Prime Day earlier this month. It again lasted more than a day - 36 hours to be exact - and took in new countries as the e-commerce titan sought to offer members to its Prime service a multitude of deals. Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insight in the EMEA region for e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, surveys some of the ways grocery featured.

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J.M. Smucker cuts its 2019 sales forecast by $300m 21 Aug 2018

US food group J.M. Smucker has cut its sales forecast for full year fiscal 2019 by US$300m.

Tyson Foods taps Asia "high-growth" markets with Keystone Foods deal 20 Aug 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods emerged as the winner in the bidding for Keystone Foods, a supplier of burgers and chicken nuggets to foodservice and retail outlets with annual revenues of US$2.5bn.

Soylent announces Demir Vangelov as CFO 20 Aug 2018

Silicon Valley-based Soylent, which produces meal replacement products for people who are too busy or distracted to eat, has brought in Demir Vangelov as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Marfrig confirms Keystone sale to Tyson Foods for $2.4bn 20 Aug 2018

Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods confirmed today (20 August) that US-based Tyson Foods has acquired its subsidiary Keystone Foods for US$2.4bn.

Campbell Soup Co. 'weighing up asset disposals' 17 Aug 2018

Campbell Soup Co. is reportedly mulling the sale of assets including Australian biscuits brand Arnott's and US fresh-food business Bolthouse Farms as part of the US giant's review of its operations after four years of falling revenues.

Tyson 'buys Keystone Foods from Marfrig' 17 Aug 2018

Tyson Foods has reportedly won the race to buy Keystone Foods from Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods.

Pinnacle Foods to close Canadian plant after contract loss 17 Aug 2018

US-based Pinnacle Foods, which is being acquired by local peer Conagra Brands, has announced it is closing down a plant in Canada.

Tyson Foods 'wins Pentagon beef contracts worth more than $700m' 17 Aug 2018

A unit of Tyson Foods has reportedly won two contracts worth more than US$700m to supply fresh beef and frozen ground beef to the US Pentagon.

Hormel Foods sells US pork plant to WholeStone Farms 16 Aug 2018

Hormel Foods of the US is selling its pork processing facility in Nebraska to WholeStone Farms.

Hershey CFO Patricia Little plans to retire next spring 16 Aug 2018

Hershey chief financial officer Patricia Little has announced her intention to retire from the US confectioner next spring with a search for a successor already underway.

Latest blogs

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 2018

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.

Maybe Trump is finding trade wars aren’t so easy to win 25 Jul 2018

In March, a day after issuing stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Donald Trump took to Twitter to give his verdict on trade disputes. Four months later, it looks as though Trump's confidence may have been more hubris.

Nature's Path quits US organic trade body in "protest" 4 Jul 2018

The Organic Trade Association, which represents the organic industry in the US, has seen a high-profile member quit the organisation, taking a swipe at the body's stance on policy issues.