Kellogg’s partners with Deliveroo to launch direct-to-consumer kitchen

UK – The Kellogg Company has launched a direct-to-consumer kitchen in partnership with meal delivery service Deliveroo. The cereal and snacks business has opened the Kellogg’s Kitchen Creations in East London that will be producing meals based on Kellogg’s cereals and snacks, including Coco Pop Bubble Crepes, Crunchy Nut Shake and Nutri-Grain Cheesecake Bar. The company will operate the Kitchen on a six-month trial before launching in Manchester city centre later this year, with potential for further sites in 2020. produces meals that use Kellogg’s breakfast cereals and snacks in…

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Kellogg’s reports decline in profits amid lower sales in North America

USA – Kellogg’s, the Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies owner reported a 33.4 percent decline in profits in its third quarter as net sales in its largest market, North America, declined by 6%. The company’s net sales dropped 2.8% to US$3.37 billion for the quarter, down from US$3.47 billion posted an a year earlier but slightly more than expectations from analysts polled by FactSet. The company’s performance on a year-over-year basis was also impacted by planned divestitures and adverse currency volatility. However, organic sales from North America frozen foods segment rose…

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Kellogg accelerates global sustainable packaging efforts ahead of 2025 commitment

USA – The Kellogg Company has released a recent update on its global packaging ambitions as the company works towards ensuring its packaging are 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025. Led by Nigel Hughes, Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development at Kellogg, the company notes that it has developed cutting edge innovation around its sustainable packaging ambitions. As part of this quest, the company claims that already more than 97 percent of its timber-based packaging that goes into cereal and other boxes comes…

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Kellogg to sell cookies and snack brand businesses to Ferrero for US$1.3b

USA – Kellogg Company has announced that it has agreed to sell selected cookies business and a range of fruit and fruit-flavored snacks, pie crusts, and ice cream brands to Ferrero Group in a cash transaction valued at US$1.3 billion (€1.16 billion). The transaction also includes brands and assets primarily related to the businesses which will then be operated by the global confectionery group and its related companies. It involves a portion of Kellogg’s North America snacking business with brands such as Keebler®, Mother’s®, Famous Amos®, Murray’s®, and Murray’s Sugar…

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Kellogg’s launches new range of Cheez-It and Rice Krispies snacks in the US

USA – The Kellogg Company has introduced a new range of snacks, Cheez-It Snap’d, Pringles Wavy and Rice Krispies Treats Snap Crackle Poppers, expanding its snacks product line in the US. The new range of snack innovations are said to be delicious, differentiated by flavour and texture. Cheez-It Snap’dare thin,crispy and munchable snacks made with real cheese inside and out for big cheese flavor. They are available in four flavours that are: Double Cheese, Cheddar Sour Cream& Onion, White Cheddar & Bacon and Jalapeño Jack. Pringles Wavy boasts a thick wavy…

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Kellogg’s expands breakfast cereal line with new Strawberry Krispies

USA – The US food company, Kellogg’s has introduced a new flavor variant for its breakfast cereals line, Strawberry Krispies, its first new flavor in more than 10 years. The new product is an addition to Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, a classic, delicious, Snap, Crackle and Pop brand that claims to be a vital source of vitamin D. The Strawberry Krispies combines the Rice Krispies with a delicious new natural strawberry flavor through a simple recipe. A version of Strawberry Krispies was released in the eighties, but this time around, they…

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Kellogg’s to adopt ‘traffic light’ labeling on cereal packaging in UK

UK – Global cereals firm, Kellogg’s plans to include colour coding (traffic light labels) on its cereals packaging in the UK from early next year in a commitment to help customers make healthier food choices. According to the company, the voluntary labels will first appear on breakfast cereal packs made exclusively for sale in Britain, including Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties and Special K from January, with a target to include all products by 2020. The colour coding labels, almost synonymous to traffic light system will…

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Kellogg’s considers sale of cookies and fruit snack units to focus on core business

USA – The Kellogg Company has announced that it is looking to reorganize its business in North America and is considering sale of cookies and fruit snacks businesses to refocus and align to core parts of the company. The cookies business portfolio includes Keebler, Famous Amos, Mother’s and Murray brands while the fruit snacks category has Stretch Island brand in that portfolio. The company said it was consolidating U.S. Morning Foods, Snacks and Frozen Foods business units into a single, categories-focused organization. Sales team from these categories will also be combined…

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Kellogg’s profit up 19% as US segments hurt revenues in the quarter

USA – The Battle Creek, Michigan based Kellogg Company has posted a profit of US$396 million for the third quarter of 2018, a 19% increase comparable to the same period in 2017. Results released by the cereal and convenience food firm however indicated losses across several US segments and increasing extra costs which all cut into profits for the period under review. Earnings per share rose 31% from last year to US$1.09 while sales rose nearly 7% to US$3.5 billion as a result of the impact from the acquisition of RXBAR…

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