Leeds / UK. (nf) British food manufacturer Northern Foods PLC warned consumers that they had yet to see the full effects of the strongest food inflation for 14 years despite a string of price increases across supermarkets in the past month. Stefan Barden, CEO of the Goodfellas pizza-to-Fox´s biscuits group, said that many retailers were waiting until the new year before hitting shoppers with the bulk of unprecendented cost increases.
Copenhagen / DK. (das) Danisco Sugar produces sugar at two factories in Lithuania - in Kedainiai and Panevezys. With a view to optimising the platform further, concentrating production in Kedainiai will be the most expedient solution. Only moderate investments will be required to obtain the capacity needed to produce the expected future quota volume at that factory.
Los Angeles / CA. (cpk) California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPK), known for pizzas, pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its first location in South Korea. The new restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner Iris Co. Limited, is located in the financial district of Seoul, south of the Han River.
Atlanta / GA. (fb) Focus Brands, the franchisor and operator of more than 2.100 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes under the brand names Carvel , Cinnabon, Schlotzsky´s, Moe´s Southwest Grill, and Seattle´s Best Coffee International, announced changes in its leadership.
Thomasville / GA. (ff) Flowers Foods posted nearly flat quarterly profit, as sales of higher-margin branded products and price increases were offset by the rising cost of flour and sweeteners. The company also forecast full-year profit at the higher end of its previous forecast range and its shares rose three percent.
Duesseldorf / DE. (mg) Metro Group completed a major step in the nation-wide operational deployment of the radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in Germany. At 180 locations operated by the sales brands Metro Cash + Carry and Real as well as the central warehouses of MGL Metro Group Logistics ...
London / UK. (mmr) For so long the humble lunchtime sandwich was just limp lettuce and a cheese slice between two pieces of dry white bread. No surprise then that sarnies have for some time been facing rising competition from their more glamorous counterparts - salads, soups and sushi. But according the great British butty is biting back.
Chicago / IL. (sl) Sara Lee Corporation, maker of EarthGrains breads and Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, reported a lower quarterly profit as the company was hit by rising costs for wheat and other ingredients.
Walla Walla / WA. (wbb) It is probably best Ron Wilkinson had no idea of just what was supposed to be «impossible». It is a word the man has heard often in the past several years, especially in the last few weeks. It seems contradictory, but not knowing what couldn´t be done ...