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Kraft's net revenues fell 0.1% to $18.2bn in 2014, which CEO John Cahill described as a “difficult and disappointing” year

Big CPG firms are not nimble enough to innovate and align with changing consumer tastes, says TABS Group founder

Heinz-Kraft merger comes from weakness, not strength, says CPG expert: ‘It’s almost as if the large tier one guys have surrendered’

By Elaine Watson

The impending marriage of Heinz and Kraft Foods Group will create a $29bn consumer packaged goods powerhouse. But is bigger always better, or are megadeals like this more about making money for lawyers and shareholders than delighting consumers and driving...

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Looking into the food future at Food Vision 2015

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

By Shane STARLING

Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping us healthy and out of hospitals. Are converging technologies about to deliver...

Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

By Elaine Watson

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more disruptive, brands are outpacing them. But are CPG’s biggest...

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