Campbell Soup Company

Freedom Foods is divesting its breakfast cereal and snacks unit to Arnott's. Pic: Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods sheds cereals and snacks unit to Arnott’s

By Gill Hyslop

Australia’s largest biscuit producer and second-largest snacks supplier Arnott’s has snapped up the Messy Monkeys, Crunchola, Heritage Mill and Nudi Snack brands, among others, from the beleaguered Freedom Foods Group.

Arnott's has finally found a purchaser. Pic: AFR

Global buyout bigwig wins bidding war for Arnott's

By Gill Hyslop

Campbell Soup has agreed to sell Australia’s biggest biscuits company to voracious US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) - which purchased RJR Nabisco in 1988 - finally ending an auction process that lasted almost a year.

The US baked goods market is big business. Pic: ©GettyImages/fotogal

Industry insight into US bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

As consumers increasingly opt to follow a healthy lifestyle, they are demanding more gluten-free, low-carb, whole grain, organic and paleo diet products. However, there will always be a way to find an excuse to give in to indulgence, especially when it...

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