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NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint over Kellogg’s Memphis plant lockout, based on federal charges brought forward by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM)...

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Kellogg v BCTGM

Kellogg v BCTGM: Contract wars over Memphis lockout

The BCTGM union has accused Kellogg of acting outside the law in its lockout, claiming employment terms held under a master contract can’t be negotiated, but Kellogg says the terms...

Kellogg v BCTGM

What will this Memphis contract war come to?

A labor attorney says there could be a number of reasons behind the Kellogg-BCTGM contract dispute and now that the National Labor Relations Board is involved, worse-case scenario it could...

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT FROM BCTGM ON KELLOGG MEMPHIS LOCKOUT

BCTGM: Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is illegal

Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is unlawful because employment terms are covered by a master contract that cannot be negotiated ahead of expiry in 2015, says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and...

Fria hungry for free-from expansion in UK

Scandinavian frozen free-from major Fria will ramp up its UK presence over 2014, focusing on major retailers in particular, its export manager says.

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Almonds are on fire, says Blue Diamond CEO as meteoric growth rates continue

Sales of Blue Diamond Grower’s retail products -  from Almond Breeze to Almond Nut Thins - have surged dramatically over the past five years and now account for nearly $500m...

General Mills ramps up palm oil pledge to consider deforestation

General Mills has strengthened its pledge to source fully traceable palm oil by next year, with explicit focus on counteracting deforestation.

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Grupo Bimbo gets full clearance on Canada Bread

Grupo Bimbo has received US and Canadian clearance for its $C1.83bn Canada Bread acquisition.

General Mills: Baking is on trend and can boost profits

There are tasty growth prospects for dessert mixes and refrigerated dough with the rise of home baking, says General Mills’ baking head.

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Goldman Sachs & Vestar Capital buy Hearthside Food Solutions

Investment bank Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners have joined forces to buy Hearthside Food Solutions.

Weetabix NPD for China underway

Weetabix has started to develop new products for China, focused on savory flavors and texture changes that will appeal to Chinese consumers, its global brand head says. 

Food Service Specialties: Snacks can scoop up sales with co-branded dips

Co-branded dips can load up tasty sales for snack makers, says Food Service Specialties.

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BCTGM launches social media campaign against Kellogg

The BCTGM trade union has unveiled a social media campaign against Kellogg over the five-month Memphis lockout that has now entered into a legal phase.

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Special K targets Swedish women with Cracker Crisps launch

Kellogg has launched three variants of Special K Cracker Crisps into the Swedish market, boasting a 60% less fat on-pack claim to target health-conscious females.

Hovis back to sourcing British wheat

Premier Foods has recommenced sourcing British wheat for its Hovis brand but cannot bring back its ‘100% British wheat’ pack claim due to continued uncertainty, it says.

Diamond Foods CEO: Kettle’s all-natural credentials should explode in popcorn

Diamond Foods will launch a ready-to-eat Kettle popcorn line this fiscal year that should generate new interest in the sector because of the brand’s all-natural credentials, its CEO says.

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Cape Cod targets ‘guilt-free’ snacking with popcorn line

Snyder’s-Lance has re-introduced its Cape Cod White Cheddar popcorn and developed Sea Salt and Kettle Corn varieties, targeting the guilt-free snacking sector.

5-minutes: Chewing over GMOs with the Snack Food Association

SFA head: ‘A little term called class action suits’ is prompting GMO removal

Genetically modified organisms are safe and there is a need and place for them in the market, but manufacturers are removing them for fear of class actions, says the CEO...

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Top 10 CPG brands 2013: Special K and Tostitos make the cut

Kellogg and Frito-Lay have ranked in IRI’s top 10 most successful US consumer packaged goods brands of 2013.

Kellogg on Memphis lockout: The union has refused to meet since October

Federal charges have been filed against Kellogg and numerous letters sent calling for an end to the Memphis lockout, but the company says a resolution is impossible because the BCTGM...

Aryzta pumps $1bn into US and Canada acquisitions

Swiss bakery firm Aryzta will acquire Canada’s Pineridge Bakery and US Cloverhill Bakery for a collective sum of €730m (US$1.01bn) in a move its CEO says will shift the company...

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Canada Bread director resigns in wake of sale to Grupo Bimbo

William E. Aziz has resigned as director of Canada Bread just one month after Grupo Bimbo purchased the company for C$1.83bn.

US senators demand Kellogg act fast to end Memphis lockout

Five US senators have called on Kellogg to ‘act swiftly’ and resolve its Memphis lockout, which has seen more than 200 employees unable to work at the ready-to-eat cereal plant...

Allied Bakeries launches white bread ‘saviour’

Allied Bakeries (AB) will use consumer diet and health concerns in a bid to reverse a predicted 8% sales decline in white plant bread products in the next few years.

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