The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) has called on Kellogg shareholders to conduct a human rights risk assessment of the business; claiming Kellogg was in violation of such rights with its Memphis lockout.
Kellogg has confirmed there will be further job cuts at its cereals factory in Memphis in the coming weeks as part of a round of layoffs first announced in April, but says the plant as a whole has a viable future.
Kellogg has been hit with a deceptive advertising lawsuit over ‘made with real fruit’ claims on its Super Mario fruit snacks, three years after being rapped over the knuckles by an industry ad watchdog over similar claims on Pop Tarts.
Kellogg is significantly outpacing the competition in the frozen food aisles, posting a 12.8% surge in sales the fourth quarter of 2012 and a 10.8% rise in the full year, revealed bosses on an earnings call this morning.
Innovation is the ‘life lead’ of Kellogg’s snacks arm and efforts will be pumped into new product development and flavor additions to set the segment soaring in 2013, the president of its US snacks division says.