Seattle / WA. (prn) Allrecipes, the world´s No. 1 digital food brand with more than one billion annual visits, published highlights of its global survey of more than 7’000 home cooks for the new «2013 Global Food Trends Measuring Cup Report».
Zurich / CH. (aag) Swiss Aryzta AG announced the issuance of a 300 million CHF Perpetual Callable Subordinated Instrument or «Hybrid Instrument». The proceeds from the issue will be used to refinance existing debt and/or for general corporate purposes.
Newcastle upon Tyne / UK. (gs) Greggs PLC released their Preliminary Results for the 52 weeks ended 29 December 2012. Total sales increased 4,8 percent to 735 million GBP. 100 net new shops were opened. Like-for-like sales are down 2,7 percent …
Madison / WI. (iddba) The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association´s (IDDBA) 49th annual seminar and expo, Dairy-Deli-Bake 2013, will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, in June. Now IDDBA has announced the Program.
Diemen / NL. (csm) CSM N.V. announces that agreement has been reached with Rhône Capital L.L.C. regarding the intended divestment of CSM´s Bakery Supplies businesses. The Bakery Supplies activities will be divested for an Enterprise Value of 1’050 million EUR.
London / UK. (ffg) Finsbury Food Group, a leading manufacturer of cake, bread and gluten free bakery goods, announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2012. Profit before tax rose 32,8 percent to 3,0 million GBP (H1/2011: 2,2 million GBP).
Deerfield / IL. (mdlz) At the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference, executives of Mondelez International highlighted the company´s competitive advantages as a more focused, growth company. «I am bullish about our future», said Irene Rosenfeld.
Hershey / PA. (thc) In a presentation at the 2013 CAGE conference, CEO John P. Bilbrey and CFO Humberto P. Alfonso reviewed the progress Hershey has achieved in its consumer-driven global approach to core brand investment in the U.S. and international markets.
Seattle / WA. (sc) Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks Coffee Company, opened the company´s Annual Meeting of Shareholders by recognizing company partners (employees) and highlighting the company´s continuing robust operating performance.
Chicago / IL. (tni) The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 4,9 percent annual sales increase in 2012. A study found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an estimated 254 billion USD in 2012, up more than twelve billion USD.