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Heinz bounces back

In The Spotlight – Bill Johnson, Heinz

Rising costs and weak consumer spending is hitting much of the US food industry but one company weathering the storm is Heinz. Two years after a boardroom battle engulfed the ketchup maker, CEO Bill Johnson...

Showdown in battle for Heinz

Showdown in battle for Heinz

The long-running battle at Heinz, which reached its climax at yesterday’s AGM, has been acrimonious and disruptive but, writes David Robertson, Nelson Peltz’s attempt to place himself and nominees on the Heinz board has been a catalyst for change, leading to a recovery in the company’s share price.