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Editorial - Contrasting stories in key figures
Grain-based Foods - Grain-based foods - Soft category sales span the breadth of grain-based foods segment
Prepared Foods - Frozen meals - Innovation may boost a stagnant category
Soup - Category only lukewarm and looking for innovation
Beverages - Beverages - Categories increasingly blur into one another
Meat and Poultry - Meat and Poultry - Meat and poultry prices will rise in 2013 as the full effects of the drought take hold
Dairy - Ice cream sales rebound, Greek yogurt surges U.S. dairy farmers struggle with high feed prices
Confectionary - Confectionary - Cocoa, sugar prices level off
Food Service - Food service - Fast-casual chains lead the way in slow recovery
Nutrition standards change school meal programs
Company Overview - Aryzta AG - North American baking accounts for nearly half of company’s sales
Company Overview - Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. - Sharp focus on successful Sara Lee integration
Company Overview - Campbell Soup Co. - Bolthouse acquisition and focus on growth areas provide direction
Company Overview - The Coca-Cola Co. - New operating structure to involve three businesses
Company Overview - ConAgra Foods, Inc. - Frozen food adjacencies, international development and private label will drive growth
Company Overview - Groupe Danone S.A. - European economy drags, but Greek yogurt surges in United States
Company Overview - Dean Foods Co. - Partial i.p.o. of WhiteWave-Alpro under way
Company Overview - Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. - Newly public company makes earnings gains
Company Overview - Flowers Foods, Inc. - Seeking growth, management keeps foot to the pedal
Company Overview - General Mills, Inc. - Restructuring program initiated to focus resources
Company Overview - The Hain Celestial Group - Acquisitions drive growth in international ambient grocery
Company Overview - The H.J. Heinz Co. - Company continues to focus on core brands and global growth
Company Overview - The Hershey Co. - Five-year plan targets on five brands
Company Overview - Hillshire Brands Co. - Growth opportunities for ‘new’ meat business
Company Overview - The Kellogg Co. - Pringles acquisition sets company up to expand globally in snacks
Company Overview - Kraft Foods Inc. - Company looks forward to future post spin-off
Company Overview - Nestle S.A. - Keys remain on emerging markets, nutrition
Company Overview - Panera Bread Co. - Chain puts faith in menu innovation, shared leadership
Company Overview - PepsiCo, Inc. - Advertising investments build up brand names
Company Overview - Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. - Creation of center store private brand business initiated
Company Overview - Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Strategic shift is putting more resources into packaged meats business
Company Overview - J.M. Smucker Co. - New product surge coming in current fiscal year
Company Overview - Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. - Announces plans to bring Snack Factory into the fold
Company Overview - Starbucks Corp. - Coffee chain expands in baked foods, juices
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. - Steadfast in its commitment to private label
Company Overview - Tyson Foods, Inc. - Focusing on accelerating, innovating and cultivating its business
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Milling & Baking News Corporate Profiles - October 2012