In a bid to strengthen customer relations, French chemicals company
Rhodia announced yesterday that from now on it will be grouped
around four divisions which will essentially serve the company's
Increased marketing expenditure to back the relaunch of the
flagship McVities brand helped United Biscuits increase its sales
in 2002. But it is the possible future of the company - and the
likelihood of a bid from minority shareholder...
Baked goods producer and retailer Greggs expects to show
'satisfactory' growth in full-year sales when it reports in March
after preliminary figures for the second half showed a 5.4 per cent
In a bid to streamline its UK milling operations, food and
ingredients group Associated British Foods is to sell its British
third party flour milling business to ADM Milling, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland.
The founder of Germany's largest bakery chain, Kamps, has stood
down from his post as chairman. Heiner Kamps will stay on as a
consultant, but said he could not remain as the head of the company
now that it had been acquired...
Cargill Dry Corn Ingredients, a subsidiary of privately-owned US
agribusiness giant Cargill, continues to make inroads into Europe
with the announcement this week that its €6.05m state-of-the-art
masa flour plant is officially up...
SIG Doboy Linium has supplied Manor Bakeries, the UK producer of Mr
Kipling brand cakes, with two packaging lines at its Stoke on Trent
facility. The new lines were designed to provide flexibility for
future changes and to meet requirements...
After months of bitter negotiations with staff at its Fontaneda
biscuit unit in Spain, Britain's United Biscuits group has agreed
to sell the company to Siro, another Spanish biscuit maker which
has agreed to maintain staff levels...
Canada Bread, a unit of Canada's Maple Leaf Foods, said on
Wednesday that it will buy all of Maple Leaf's other bakery
operations and consolidate them in a C$266 million (€168m) deal,
including debt, that will transform...
Two fires at production plants in the space of a year have dented
sales growth at industrial bakery group Brioche Pasquier, but the
company remains confident that normal service - and faster growth -
will be resumed very soon.
United Biscuits' management in the UK has finally run out of
patience with staff and unions at its Fontaneda plant in Spain. If
all the parties cannot agree on terms for the relocation of staff
to other UB sites by 15 October,...
Following the FTC's recent report on false claims made by weight
loss products, the Strategic Research Institute in New York is
holding a forum for weight loss marketers to learn about the latest
findings, investigations, guidelines...