Manufacturers

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

By Oliver Nieburg

Irish convenience foods manufacturer Greencore saw its sales soar in its first quarter interim results driven by its recent acquisition of Uniq.

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hostess Brands has sent letters to its 18,500 employees warning of possible liquidation and job losses, after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the company could cancel all union contracts.

The partnership enables both parties to share specialities in grain flours

Kampffmeyer outlines benefits of Meyerhans deal

By Rod Addy

Manufacturers of baked goods and other foods in Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein will benefit from extended services and capacity following the sales partnership between Kampffmeyer Food Innovation (KFI) and Meyerhans Mühlen.

Kellogg handed negative outlook on back of Pringles deal

Kellogg handed negative outlook on back of Pringles deal

By Oliver Nieburg

Cereal giant Kellogg has received a negative outlook from the rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) as commodity volatility and integration costs from its Pringles acquisition are expected to harm margins.

Unite protesters targeted the Frosties and Rice Crispies maker Kellogg last week over a dispute involving its packaging supplier Mayr-Melnhof Packaging

Kellogg denies involvement in Unite row

By Dan Colombini

Cereal manufacturer Kellogg has distanced itself from the row over the dismissal of workers at one of its major clients after the union Unite targeted the firm in a bid to draw attention to the dispute.

Diamond has made share gains for its Emerald nuts brand as it plans to improve relations with walnut growers

Diamond Foods claims it has not lost its lustre

By Oliver Nieburg

Snack maker Diamond Foods has said that it has made some market share gains following its failed Pringles bid and is taking steps to reposition the business, including rekindling relationships with walnut growers.

Post Q1 profits down 45% on lower cereal sales

Post Q1 profits down 45% on lower cereal sales

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Higher raw material costs and lower cereal sales saw first quarter profits at Post Holdings fall 45%, as it reported its earnings results for the first time since its spin-off from Ralcorp Holdings last month.

Kraft appoints new legal head

Kraft appoints new legal head

Food giant Kraft Foods has appointed Gerhard "Gerd" W. Pleuhs to lead its global legal team after its current head plans to leave in April.

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