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Sarah Lee sales up despite full-year and Q4 loss

Rising raw material costs such as wheat and energy have not crimped sales growth for Illinois-based Sara Lee Corporation which has notched a 10.3 per cent jump in fiscal...

Sara Lee clarifies whole grain claim

Sara Lee has changed its whole grain claim on its white bread following a settlement agreement with an advocacy group, demonstrating the current sensitivity surrounding health claims.

News briefs: Sara Lee, Dunkin Donuts and Dorset Cereals

In financial news this week, Sara Lee sells its Mexican business to focus on core brands, Dunkin' Donuts increases franchises in Tennessee, and Dorset Cereals is purchased by Wellness Foods.

News briefs: Premier Foods, Sara Lee and J&J Snacks

As the commodity squeeze continues to bite, Premier Foods slashes its shareholder payout, Sara Lee chairman buys some of her own shares, and J&J snack foods increases prices across the...

Overseas sales boost Sara Lee Q2 profit

US-based food and body care company Sara Lee yesterday posted profit gains for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2008, with particularly strong performances from the international beverage and...

Sara Lee Q1 profits plunge

Rising commodity costs and increased media and promotional spend have led to a massive 40 per cent drop in profits for US food giant Sara Lee.

Further bread price increases to drive Sara Lee's margins

Sara Lee will "take price increases as necessary" in order to offset increasing raw material costs in its bakery segment, the company said yesterday in its annual analyst meeting. ...

Bakery segments behind sales turnaround for Sara Lee

Net sales for Sara Lee increased 7.1 per cent to $12.3bn (€9.1bn) for the fiscal year 2007 from $11.5bn (€8.5bn) the previous year, the company has said.

Sara Lee reveals whole grain content of bread

US based food and beverage retailer Sara Lee claimed last week it is the first in the industry to provide "straight-forward information about whole grains across our product portfolio". ...

Sara Lee launches 100 percent whole wheat bread

Sara Lee has launched a new bread category that it claims could help increase US whole grain consumption by billions of grams per year.

Sara Lee encourages food-lovers to get emotional

American-owned food group Sara Lee is going back to basics with a new marketing campaign designed to remind food lovers of the joys of eating - shirking the trend towards...

Sara Lee looks to baked goods after financial setback

Despite set backs to its global expansion plans, the Sara Lee corporation has revealed that's its North American bakery division still remains profitable.

Sara Lee sees Q3 profits tumble

Yesterday American-owned Sara Lee reported a massive 77 per cent drop in third quarter operating profit from $189m last year to $42m in 2006, impacted by a vast portfolio cull.

Sara Lee negotiates European meats sale

US food and consumer goods producer Sara Lee announced Friday it has entered discussions with Smithfield to sell its European meats arm, following a drop in the division's anticipated selling...

Sara Lee announces sale of European branded apparel business

US bakery and international consumer goods manufacturer Sara Lee has announced the sale of its European branded apparel business as part of the company's bid to redefine its over-stretched product...

Sara Lee profits plunge as transformation continues

Leading US bakery Sara Lee yesterday reported a decline in sales in its first quarter, with net income hit hard as the company enters the ninth month in its five-year...

Sara Lee to sell coffee business, focus on food

US bakery and international consumer goods manufacturer Sara Lee has signed an agreement to sell its US retail coffee business as part of the company's bid to redefine its over-stretched...

Sara Lee to sell European apparel business, focus on food

Leading US bakery and international consumer goods manufacturer Sara Lee has announced that it has entered negotiations regarding the sale of its European branded apparel business. The move forms part...

Recall after metal and plastic risk in Sara Lee bread

A second major case of bread contamination in the past week is set to put bakeries on the alert for contamination risks, as leading US bakery Sara Lee announces the...

Sara Lee to close three bakery plants

Leading US bakery Sara Lee announced this week that it will close three of its bakery plants, though the company claimed production will not be effected as it is picked...

Sara Lee to sell international cosmetics business

International consumer goods maker Sara Lee has confirmed that it is selling its direct sales cosmetics business to Tupperware for $577 million. The move forms part of the company's bid...

Sara Lee sales down, but profits boosted by cost-cutting

Major cost-cutting at US-based Sara Lee boosted operating profits at its bakery division by 36 per cent over 2005 but sales were down on the previous year after a 53rd...

Wholegrain bolsters Sara Lee bakery sales

US-based food producer Sara Lee has announced a solid 4 per cent sales rise for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and highlighted its bakery business as a strong contributor...

Flowers buys Sara Lee plant

Flowers Foods, the US baked goods producer, is to buy the Houston-based bread and bun production facilities of compatriot Sara Lee, including the rights to supply own label and foodservice...

Exchange rates boost for Sara Lee

Sara Lee , the US-based food and household goods group, has reported third quarter sales of $4.4 billion (€3.99), up 4 per cent on the same...

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