Manufacturers

The ground breaking ceremony took place in Milton Keynes on April 2 and was attended by company executives, the local mayor and council executives

Brioche Pasquier to open first UK bakery

French patisserie specialist Brioche Pasquier has commenced work on its first UK bakery site; set to strengthen the company’s presence in the market, according its CEO.

Weetabix is responding to a changing market

Weetabix could cut pay and working hours to save jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Weetabix has confirmed it has started a consultation with its UK staff to cut pay and working hours in response to increasing pressure from supermarket own-label products and the discounters.

Kellogg and the BCTGM will now present their evidence and arguments to a NLRB administrative law judge

Kellogg v BCTGM

NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

By Kacey Culliney

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) union.

Jenny Westerkamp will urge business leaders to engage more openly with customers to express the personalities of their brands

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

By Michael Stones

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics directly affecting the profitability of their businesses.

It's very common for larger companies to have both a master contract and local contract, a common point of confusion, says an attorney

Kellogg v BCTGM

What will this Memphis contract war come to?

By Kacey Culliney

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 end up in the US Supreme Court.

Kellogg claims the employment terms at Memphis fall under a local contract that expired in October, 2013 and can be negotiated on, but the BCTGM argues they're covered in a master contract that doesn't expire until 2015 and therefore cannot be negotiated on

Kellogg v BCTGM

Kellogg v BCTGM: Contract wars over Memphis lockout

By Kacey Culliney

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 fall under a local, supplemental contract which expired last October.

The BCTGM claims Kellogg cannot negotiate on rates of pay, benefits or work rules on newly hired, full-time staff until 2015 when the master contract expires

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT FROM BCTGM ON KELLOGG MEMPHIS LOCKOUT

BCTGM: Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is illegal

By Kacey Culliney

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 Grain Millers union.

Fria should hold appeal in the UK market because it's a frozen range that covers many baked good items, its export manager says

Fria hungry for free-from expansion in UK

By Kacey Culliney

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

Weetabix original cereal and Alpen cereal and bars are already sold in China, but the company has plans to launch new, market-adapted cereals within the next two years

Weetabix NPD for China underway

By Kacey Culliney

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. 

The Union flag packaging will run across three Hovis Soft White brands from April to promote the shift back to British wheat

Hovis back to sourcing British wheat

By Kacey Culliney

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.

Aryzta CEO says the acquisitions will move the company into more relevant convenience channels and tap into opportunities in bakery snacking

Aryzta pumps $1bn into US and Canada acquisitions

By Kacey Culliney

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 into more relevant convenience channels.

United Biscuits has reformulated its classic baked Mini Cheddars and developed a new chili beef variant

United Biscuits R&D targets impulse channel

 United Biscuits has revamped the cheese flavor of its baked Mini Cheddars snack, developed a new chili beef flavor and added more price marked packs to target impulse buys.

High-fiber muesli range adds a new dimension to Kellogg’s portfolio, says analyst.

Kellogg muesli launch taps into ‘superfood’ trend

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg Australia’s new Fibrelicious muesli expands the brand beyond its traditional flake format and taps into the ‘superfood’ seed trend, according to a Datamonitor analyst.

Interview with Bobo's Oat Bars founder Beryl Stafford

Bobo’s oat bars at the crux of convenience, gluten-free

By Maggie Hennessy

Ten years after Bobo’s Oat Bars first hit natural food store and coffee shop shelves in Boulder, CO, the now profitable cereal bar manufacturer is capitalizing on the parallel growth in popularity of the gluten-free and grab-and-go segments to target...

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars