Q2 results paint mixed picture
Kraft Foods Group has admitted it is not yet "firing on all cylinders" and will look to increase brand building programmes to address a decline in sales volumes.
Kellogg has said it will look to innovation and increased advertising spend in a bid to address falling cereal volume sales in North America in the second half of the year.
Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain has suggested the company's falling earnings are the "cost of change" as the Canadian meat and bakery group invests in improving its business.
Danone has booked a strong increase in sales from emerging markets, insisting it has not been hit by slowing economies in some of the markets.
Hershey has expressed its confidence in the future of its US business and the wider confectionery sector in the country after a strong first-half performance saw it gain market share across its business and lead it to up its forecasts for 2013.
Unilever has suggested it will work to further rationalise its portfolio - opening up the possibility more disposals could be in the offing - as it looks to focus on…