UK food prices to rise
By New Statesman - 08 September 13:35

Surge in prices mainly due to food inflation, up this year by 3.8 per cent.

Campbell Q4 net income increases, despite decline in sales
By New Statesman - 06 September 11:46

The soup maker reported sales of $1.51bn.

Del Monte Foods Q1 net sales marginally decline to $804.6m
By New Statesman - 03 September 11:43

Sales droped 1.1 per cent from $813.7m.

Burger King to return to private ownership
By New Statesman - 02 September 13:40

Hamburger chain is takeover target for 3G Capital.

Heinz Q1 sales marginally increase
By New Statesman - 02 September 12:47

Heinz sees 21 consecutive quarters of sales growth.

McDonald's supplier Dorada plans to open poultry plant in Oklahoma
By New Statesman - 01 September 11:52

Joint venture to supply McDonald's US branches slated to create around 350 jobs.

Carlsberg makes Rheinfelden brewery production base for Swiss beer market
By New Statesman - 01 September 11:41

The Danish brewing giant moves production north in bid to streamline production.

Heineken launches new Aluminium bottle
By New Statesman - 30 August 17:01

The US arm of the Dutch beer company has launched a luminous bottle

Krispy Kreme debuts two new apple treats, brings back football donut
By New Statesman - 30 August 16:57

The US donut company will be bringing out the new products from now until 3 October

Asahi to acquire Australian soft drinks firm P&N Beverages
By New Statesman - 27 August 12:24

Japanese beer brewery to purchase all issued shares in P&N at A$364m

Diageo reports £2.24bn profits
By New Statesman - 26 August 13:33

The spirits company's full-year profit rose 1.5 per cent, boosted by sales in emerging markets

Campbell Soup plans £1.5bn bid for United Biscuits
By New Statesman - 23 August 14:14

US soup giant wants to absorb UK biscuit producing company

Starbucks takes over Brazil operations
By New Statesman - 20 August 14:03

As part of its international expansion plan Starbucks has acquired complete control of its Brazilian

PepsiCo plans to invest $250m in Vietnam
By New Statesman - 17 August 12:55

Pepsi is hoping to expand its eating and drinking options for customers in Vietnam.

Lessons from the wheat crisis
By Alex Preston - 13 August 9:15

Speculators are often blamed for spikes in food prices. But are they the slick-suited devils the med

Nestle to buy majority shares in Malher Group
By New Statesman - 11 August 12:56

Guatemalan culinary products and beverage company 'perfect fit' as Nestle looks to emerging markets

Fears of food-price inflation loom large
By New Statesman - 10 August 14:30

Despite expected rises of 4%, talk of 'Armageddon' is misplaced insists market research firm.

Kraft Foods' net income up 13 per cent
By New Statesman - 06 August 16:07

Cadbury buyout helps US giant boost revenue.

Decision to stop wheat exports sends markets into frenzy
By New Statesman - 06 August 16:01

Russian move prompted by worst heatwave in well over a century.

Co-operative Group to axe 872 jobs at Somerfield's HQ
By New Statesman - 02 August 15:47

Co-op rehires just 150 staff members at Somerfield's head office after takeover.

PureCircle forms JV with British Sugar
By New Statesman - 28 July 14:02

'The Natural Sweetness Company' set up as joint venture between UK sugar and international sweetener

Ocado shares slump after flotation
By New Statesman - 22 July 16:24

At least 10 of the UK's biggest investors have stayed away as shares deemed too expensive.

United Biscuits could be sold for £2bn
By New Statesman - 22 July 15:50

Private equity firms in talks to land UK market leader.

Ocado forced to slash IPO price by 20 per cent
By New Statesman - 21 July 16:21

Further woe for online grocery that has not made a pre-tax profit in its ten years in existence

Ocado says IPO '80% subscribed' as deadline looms
By New Statesman - 20 July 15:47

Shares remain unsold amid scepticism about grocer's valuation.

Ocado likely to float at less than expected value
By New Statesman - 19 July 15:45

Online grocer's IPO haul not predicted to reach the £1.1bn the company had sought.

Tate & Lyle starts operations of Polydextrose Line
By New Statesman - 19 July 13:53

Low calorie 'bulking agent' used in confectionary, ice cream and spreads to be released in Holland

Ocado flotation plans undermined by overvaluation report
By New Statesman - 16 July 15:23

Research analyst values online business at 60 per cent less than in-house estimates

Kellogg to develop weight loss products with Japanese firm
By New Statesman - 14 July 12:14

US-based cereal maker forms R&D agreement with Japanese ingredients maker to create weight managemen

Kraft Foods to sell Cadbury business in Romania
By New Statesman - 09 July 13:44

The sale includes Cadbury's Romanian business, Kandia-Excelent, as well as the Bucharest manufacturi