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In a jam? Premier's sale of its Irish Brands led analyst Graham Jones to question its cash generating ability

Premier Food’s Irish brands sale raises cash fears

By Mike Stones

The £34.7M sale of Premier Foods’ four Irish brands, Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and the Erin licence, to the Boyne Valley Group underline worries about the food giant’s ability to generate cash, one leading analyst has warned.

Kellogg chief executive John Bryant faced a grilling from analysts at last month's Q3 earnings call

Kellogg momentum has slowed again in Q4, claims analyst

By Elaine Watson

Kellogg might have been outpacing rivals in the cereals category in the first three quarters but its volumes have started to drop off again and it remains under pressure thanks to “weak fundamentals”, according to a new report.

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

By Oliver Nieburg

Norwegian firm Orkla Brands has announced the sale of its bakery unit Bakers to the retail group NorgesGruppen for an undisclosed fee as retailers augment their dominance on the Norwegian bakery market.

Greggs on a roll

Greggs on a roll

By Lynda Searby

British bakery Greggs is managing to defy the high-street slump with price promotions, innovation and an increased focus on the take-home market.

PepsiCo creates global snacks innovation platform

PepsiCo creates global snacks innovation platform

By Lynda Searby

PepsiCo has created a global snacks group to drive marketing and innovation for the entire group and has formed a council to draw on synergies between its beverage and snacks businesses in North, South and Central America.

Kraft invests in Bournville, defends global split

Kraft invests in Bournville, defends global split

By Ben Bouckley

Kraft has confirmed that it has chosen Cadbury’s site in Bournville as the site of a new chocolate centre to “drive new product development and new technologies” for chocolate brands.

Peppa Pig helped Zetar's Confectionery division bring home the financial bacon.

Record confectionery results drive Zetar’s profits

By Mike Stones

Record confectionery performance drove UK-based confectionery and snack foods firm Zetar to achieve adjusted profit before tax of £6.7m; up six percent for the year ended 30th April 2011.

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