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Post pounces in cereal as M&A spree continues

just the facts – Post Holdings’ M&A spree

just the facts – Post Holdings’ M&A spree

It is two years since US food group Ralcorp Holdings spun off branded breakfast cereal maker Post Holdings. And the Grape Nuts owner has, through a number of acquisitions, rapidly built a broader business designed to diversify away from a cereal market in the doldrums. just-food runs through the deals.

Best bits: Post faces work refuelling Nestle’s PowerBar

Best bits: Post faces work refuelling Nestle’s PowerBar

Post Holdings, the US food group best known for breakfast cereals, has broadened its business in the last 18 months. This week, Post continued its expansion in what it calls "active nutrition" with the acquisition of Nestle's sports nutrition business. However, Post has a challenge on its hands revitalising flagship brand PowerBar. Dean Best reports.