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Kraft withdrawal shows penetrating US Greek yogurt market isn’t easy: Danone

Danone has hinted that Kraft’s withdrawal from the booming Greek yogurt category in the US is proof of how hard it is to penetrate the sector within a refrigerated yogurt...

Kraft claims US category first with real milk granola bar launch

Kraft Foods is launching what it claims is a category first, as it rolls out new MilkBite Milk & Granola bars in the US that contain real milk in a granola...

Pile on those truckin' pounds, say Kraft and peers, as opponents cite safety fears

US food giant Kraft says it hopes that more states are allowed to follow the lead of Maine and Vermont and allow heavier 97,000-pound trucks on interstate roads, although opponents...

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Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream CEO and executive chairman James Lambert says his firm has signed a deal with Kraft to develop, produce and distribute an “indulgent” ice cream range using the...

Kraft counts cost of fighting controversial Canadian cheese regulations

Kraft Canada says it is 'disappointed' that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has rejected its appeal calling for judicial review (JR) of controversial federal rules on cheese composition.

Wire bristles went undetected, Kraft admits after product recall

Kraft Foods has moved to reassure customers, despite admitting that its food safety systems did not detect the potential contamination of cheese-containing products with wire bristles in 2 US factories.

Kraft and Saputo lose legal challenge against Canadian cheese standards

An attempt by Kraft Canada and Saputo to overturn Canadian government standards on the composition of cheese has been dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Kraft reportedly prepares hostile bid for Cadbury

Kraft Foods is reportedly preparing a hostile bid for Cadbury three weeks after the confectionery company rejected a £10.2bn ($16.7bn) offering.

Cadbury tells Kraft to bid or back off

Cadbury has approached the UK’s Takeover Panel, asking it to impose a deadline for Kraft to make an offer.

Cadbury confident despite Kraft bid

Cadbury has given a confident presentation of its stand-alone strategy in the midst of speculation that the company is unlikely to hold onto its independence following Kraft’s failed take-over bid....

Cadbury slams Kraft bid and business model

Cadbury has labelled Kraft “a low growth conglomerate” in a letter restating its rejection of the food giant’s £10.2bn ($16.7bn) takeover bid.

News briefs: Kraft Foods and Fonterra

This week, Kraft posts a slight rise in first quarter sales, while Fonterra gets Vatican approval to expand its presence in South America.

Kraft cuts salt in Dairylea

Kraft Foods said it had cut salt by nine per cent in its Dairylea Lunchables kids product, meeting pressure from the UK government and campaign groups.

Kraft Foods in Danone takeover rumour

French dairy group Danone has seen shares rise after rumours again surfaced that the firm may be taken over by a foreign company, this time Kraft Foods.

Kraft asks customers for new products

US food firm Kraft has launched a customer-led research and development programme, in a bid to re-engage with consumers and tap growing health and wellness trends.

Kraft's tax rebate strengthens finances

Kraft Foods has recorded stable first quarter results, masking falling operating income with a favourable tax settlement and raising prices to combat spiralling production costs.

Kraft set for major reshuffle

Kraft Foods has announced plans for a major European reshuffle and a string of acquisitions, as US parent company Altria segregates the food producer from its ailing tobacco subsidiary.

Kraft to scrap GM ingredients in China

Kraft Foods, the US snack and dairy firm, has agreed to remove all genetically modified ingredients from its products in China, in a sign anti-GM attitudes are on the increase.

Kraft Foods takes on Russian cheese sector

Kraft Foods, one of the world's largest food producers, has begun selling melted cheese in Russia and has an aggressive expansion plan to become a leading player within seven years.

Kraft dropped in dairy lawsuit

Against a backdrop of conflicting claims, a controversial pressure group has dropped Kraft from a lawsuit over misleading advertising after the firm agreed to update its consumer information.

Kraft extends nutrition labelling to US audience

Kraft Foods, the world's biggest food company, has announced its US operation is to provide consumers with more nutritional information about its products - a precedent already set by its...

Kraft earnings fall for fifth straight quarter

Kraft Foods' earnings fell for the fifth straight quarter as higher commodity costs and retail price pressures took their toll.

Kraft Foods forges South Beach diet alliance

Kraft Foods announced today that in the next few days a number of its products will be branded as "South Beach diet recommended", as it attempts to cash in on...

Kraft Foods aims for energy and environmental efficiency

Kraft Foods has commissioned an innovative food wastewater treatment facility at a US cheese plant, which it claims will reduce waste by more than 90 per cent, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Krafty focus on leading brands

France's dairy group Lactalis has acquired the Italian cheese maker Invernizzi from Kraft Foods, leaving the US group to concentrate on cutting prices and increasing...

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