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Grupo Bimbo CEO on re-entering Brazil: ‘We lost a bit of the Grupo Bimbo DNA'

Grupo Bimbo lost a bit of its DNA when it re-entered Brazil because there was too much focus on immediate growth, its CEO admits.

Grupo Bimbo to deepen ‘green’ footprint with $1.5m distribution center

Grupo Bimbo will pump 20 million pesos ($1.5m) into a new eco-friendly distribution center in Mexico City as part of its drive towards a fully sustainable supply chain.

Bimbo Bakeries USA unfazed by Hostess re-entry, says president

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) will rise to the challenge of increased market competition following the re-entry of Hostess Brands last week, its president says.

Grupo Bimbo must consider the US gluten-free boom, analyst warns

Grupo Bimbo must take heed of the booming gluten-free trend as it moves to invest heavily in the US market, says an analyst.

Grupo Bimbo CEO: ‘A true global leader’

Grupo Bimbo’s CEO Daniel Servitje is a true global leader who has shaped his business into the largest bakery in the world, says the director of the Executives’ Club of...

Bimbo: The not-so-global brand

Bimbo is a popular bakery brand that is in growth but global penetration remains fairly low outside Latin America, an expert says.

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Grupo Bimbo chairman retires

Grupo Bimbo’s chairman Don Roberto Servitje Sendra will retire from his position on July 1.

Flour recall hits major US brands

Knock-on effect: US flour recall sifts through industry

A US flour and grain blend recall has hit major brands including Frito-Lay and Mondelez and forced widespread precautionary recalls on snacks, cereal and biscuit products.

Grupo Bimbo Q4 net profit plunges 81%

Increased financing costs and higher tax rates caused a plunge in net profit for Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2012.

Kellogg talks on Special K contamination, Bimbo Bakeries issues recall due to machine fault

Kellogg has described its Special K Red Berries recall as “very small” as Bimbo Bakeries USA issues a broad voluntary recall on its core bread brands due to possible flexible wire contamination....

Faulty machinery blamed for metal contamination in two US recalls

Two separate product recalls due to possible metal contamination have been attributed to machinery failure, according to the two firms involved.

Bimbo Bakeries to tighten grip on Northeast US with Pennsylvanian plant

Bimbo Bakeries has splurged out $75m on land to build a bakery plant in Pennsylvania as it continues to invest heavily in securing a stronger grip on the Northeast region...

Grupo Bimbo net profit slumps 83% for Q3

High raw material prices and costly integration of Sara Lee operations led to a sharp net profit slump for Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo in the third quarter (Q3).

Grupo Bimbo strengthens Spanish hold with buy-back

Grupo Bimbo has opted to buy-back a bakery plant in Gran Canaria that had previously been sold off by Sara Lee in 2009 in a bid to drive a leadership...

Wind Point partners with ex-Sara Lee CEO in Shearer Foods acquisition

Private equity firm Wind Point Partners has agreed to acquire Ohio-based Shearer’s Foods for an undisclosed sum – and has partnered with former Sara Lee CEO C.J. Fraleigh, who will...

Grupo Bimbo’s Sara Lee buy: The profits and strains

Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo has said expenses from its Sara Lee buy last year have led to a slight drop in Q2 earnings despite healthy sales.

Grupo Bimbo claims 30% savings with Mercedes van deal

Mexican bakery manufacturer Grupo Bimbo has established an alliance with Mercedes-Benz for eco-friendly vans that it claims will reduce operating costs by 30% compared to its last vehicles.

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Grupo Bimbo opens entry to nutrition and food technology research awards

Grupo Bimbo is calling for entrants in the 2012 Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Awards, which offers eight awards for research in the field of nutrition, and eight in...

Bimbo Bakeries to build $75m factory in US

Bimbo Bakeries USA plans to invest $75m in a new facility in Texas, US, to produce bread and buns.

New Sara Lee Breads owner Bimbo expands US distribution

Bimbo Bakeries USA has expanded distribution of Sara Lee Breads to Northeast markets in the US.

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Bakery lags for Sara Lee as profits soar

Sara Lee has recorded growth in its second quarter results, but sales for its bakery category weakened performance in its core meat segment.

Callebaut sees Mexican potential with Grupo Bimbo supply deal

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has today announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement with Latin American bakery firm Grupo Bimbo.

Sara Lee poised to sell French bakery business Eurodough for €115m

Sara Lee has announced that it is considering an offer from French private equity firm Sagard for its European chilled dough business Eurodough.

Sara Lee completes American Fresh Bakery sale

Sara Lee has completed the sale of its American Fresh Bakery business to Mexican firm Grupo Bimbo for $709m.

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Ralcorp completes acquisition of Sara Lee's Refrigerated Dough ops

Ralcorp confirmed this week it had closed the $545m deal to buy Sara Lee’s Refrigerated Dough Business.

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