Growth-hungry US manufacturers turn to M&A

CANADA: TreeHouse to acquire broth maker Protenergy Natural Foods

TreeHouse Foods has struck a deal to acquire Protenergy Natural Foods from private-equity firms Whitecastle Investments and Whitecap Venture Partners…

US: Hillshire to buy breakfast group Van’s Natural Foods

US food maker Hillshire Brands has struck a deal to buy waffle and pancake manufacturer Van's Natural Foods from private-equity…

Comment: General Mills could find it hard to brew growth with Keurig NPD

Food manufacturers seem to be willing to take more risks on NPD, which is encouraging after seeing years of caution…

US: Acquisitive Post Holdings swoops for Michael Foods

Acquisition-hungry US food group Post Holdings has today (17 April) announced its biggest takeover - an agreement to buy egg-to-dairy…

Editor’s viewpoint: Searching for special K

Scrutinising Kellogg's latest financial results on Thursday, one number jumped out: the figure for the cereal giant's "morning foods" sales…