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Marketwatch: Food – January 2010 – Aarkstore Enterprise Market Reserach Report


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Table of Contents :

News in Brief 2
Sweet and savory flavors create a harmonious mix 4
Yogurt: top flavors in new products 7
New food launches by category, August to October 2009: sauces are cooking with gas 8
Product claims: new food launches, August to October 2009 9
Shell and Waitrose: the beginning of the end for oil-company-branded shops? 10
McDonald’s: US sales dampen overall growth 12
McDonald’s: promoting value in a recession 13
Marks & Spencer: new chief executive at last 14
Headlines 15
Young’s launches new Flipper Dippers 15
Tesco teams with DreamWorks studio 15
Sainsbury’s H1 profit up 15
China Nutrifruit Q2 net income rises 27% 15
Yanglin Soybean reports net loss in Q3 15
Asda Q3 like-for-like sales up 15
Tesco announces pre-Christmas offers 16
Solae introduces new soy nugget 16
Viterra opens new office in Geneva 16
High Liner Foods Q3 net income down 16
Dunkin’ Donuts signs agreement for 15 restaurants in Louisville 16
ConAgra Foods recalls limited number of 15 ounce tubs of Blue Bonnet Spread 16
Hooters to open new location in Brookfield, Wisconsin 16
Noodles & Company to open new restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas 17
AFC Enterprises Q3 net income down 17
BRF Brasil Foods reports net income in Q3 17
Pizza Patron signs multi-year contract extension with the AAC 17
Nature’s Pride introduces new line of breads 17
Waitrose opens new store in Glasgow, Scotland 17
Burger King sued by franchise owners over $1 double cheese burger promotion 17
Tesco forms joint ventures to develop shopping malls in China 18
FieldFresh’s Hosur plant to begin production in 2010 18
Wrigley introduces premium chewing gum brand in Romania 18
Greggs looks to acquire about 100 First Quench stores 18
Fresh & Easy to open four stores in Fresno, California 18
Bristol-Myers announces split-off of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company 18
Homann Feinkost to acquire German and Polish business of Uniq 18
Yanglin Soybean reports net loss in Q3 19
Kellogg’s introduces All-Bran recipes 19
China Nutrifruit Group Q2 net income up 27% 19
NPC International Q3 net income up 19
American Dairy Q3 net income down 19
PanGenex and BulovaTech Labs form partnership 19
Real Mex Restaurants Q3 net loss up 19
Healthy Fast Food announces new appointment 20
Nate ‘n Al opens new restaurant in Thousand Oaks, California 20
UFCW Local 99, Safeway and Kroger reach tentative settlement 20
High Liner Foods appoints new corporate director of sustainability 20
Jack in the Box announces management changes 20
NexCen Brands Q3 net loss down 20
Lifeway Foods Q3 net income up 60% 21
Cranswick appoints new non executive director 21
Arla Foods to invest in fresh milk dairy near London 21
DHL signs third party logistics warehouse contract with Lindt 21
Tassimo and Starbucks launch new beverages 21
Tootie Pie October sales up 15% 21
Sbarro Q3 net loss increases 21
Emerald Dairy Q3 net income up 22
Pizza Inn opens new restaurant in Houston, Texas 22
PureCircle announces Nestle collaboration in Malaysia 22
Robert Wiseman Dairies reports profit in H1 22
Elavon enters into five-year agreement with Hard Rock 22
Marble Slab Creamery redesigns website 22
NBPOL announces new board appointment 22
Cranswick H1 profit increases 23
Co-op recalls three Indian cooking sauces 23
Ruchi Soya to amalgamate Mac Oil Palm 23
Greencore receives offers for malt business 23
Snacks on Racks recalls Gourmet Snacks Pack product line 23
Uniq to dispose Dutch business units 23
Chipotle Mexican Grill finalizes location to open first London restaurant 24
Brazil Fast Food Q3 earnings up 24
Smart Balance signs global agreement with Best Life 24
Arby’s Restaurant Group expands network with McLane in Texas market 24
Noodles & Company to open new restaurant in Wisconsin 24
Lidl opens new supermarket in Sunderland, UK 24
Waitrose selects Infosys to develop new web platform 24
Marks & Spencer appoints new CEO 25
Milk Link H1 pre tax profit increases 25
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants appoints new CFO 25
Nestle Waters places follow-on purchase orders to implement ID Systems’s VMS 25
NXT Nutritionals adds Hannaford Bros as distributor in New England and Florida 25
SunOpta completes construction of natural and organic sesame hulling plant 25
Pizza Patron October same store sales up 26
Mimis Cafe opens new location in Frederick, Maryland 26
Papa Bello acquires Kebab Cafe 26
Nestle Professional to acquire Vitality Foodservice 26
Imperial Sugar announces JV to build cane sugar refinery in Louisiana 26
Chattanooga Bakery introduces MoonPie Crunch Mint 26
Tyson Foods names new president and CEO 26
MaggieMoo’s introduces new holiday ice cream cake and cupcakes 27
Canyons to introduce new CampFIRE Burger 27
Morrison Supermarkets 13-week like-for-like sales up 27
Celestial Delights USA appoints new board member 27
Five US and Canadian restaurant chains partner to target new markets 27
Dole Food Q3 net loss increases 27
Arabian Food Supplies opens new Mexican restaurant in Jeddah 27
JM Smucker Q2 net income surges 28
Flowers Foods names new president 28
Giant Food alerts customers to voluntary recall by Unilever 28
Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall by Unilever 28
Fresh & Easy announces voluntary recall of Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies 28
Hardee’s launches new burger 28
Tyson Foods reports net loss in Q4 29
Unilever US recalls certain Shedd’s Country Crock chilled side-dish products 29
Sara Lee to close manufacturing facility in Greenville County, South Carolina 29
Outback Steakhouse opens new branch in Riyadh 29
Kraft Foods Romania halts production at factory in Brasov, Romania 29
Nestle Australia to discontinue production of Polly Waffle 29
Brinker International announces new appointment 29
Flowers Foods elects new board member 30
Nestle announces executive management changes 30
LongHorn Steakhouse opens first location in Monroe, Louisiana 30
Arla Foods acquires Fonterra’s stake in UK joint venture 30
Kona Grill announces resignation of COO 30
McCain Foods sells ingredients manufacturing business to Sinkung 30
Service Smoked Fish recalls Smoked Nova Salmon 30
Tesco withdraws two batches of wholegrain brown rice 31
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare pilots Horlicks Asha in Andhra Pradesh 31
McLane Foodservice appoints new vice president of business development 31
Kroger to sell NXT Nutritionals’s SUSTA natural sweetener 31
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Q1 net income up 40% 31
Campbell Soup Company Q1 earnings up 31
Greencore to dispose bottled water business to Highland Spring 32
Waitrose opens new branch in Clerkenwell 32
Hormel Foods Q4 net earnings increase 53% 32
CKE opens new Hardee’s restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan 32
Aldi opens new warehouse and distribution center in New South Wales, Australia 32
Sara Lee announces departure of IT head 32
Aldi UK announces departure of managing director 32
Caffe Nero announces expansion plans 33
Innovative Food Holdings reports sales of $745,000 for October 33
HJ Heinz Q2 profit decreases 33
Benihana slips to loss in Q2 33
American Italian Pasta Company annual net income increases 33
Isla Nena to sell Prime Star’s seafood in Caribbean market 33
gategroup completes contract renewals with Delta Air Lines 34
CKE Restaurants to offer vitaminwater at all Carl’s Jr locations 34
Unilever completes sale of interest in JohnsonDiversey 34
Heathrow partners with MQS to produce antioxidant fruit bars 34
Timco Worldwide recalls limited number of large seedless watermelons 34
Milk Link rolls out new Tickler package 34
Pizza Fusion opens new franchise in Saudi Arabia 34
Danone Waters of America names president and general manager 35
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods Q3 net income rises 43% 35
Vita Food Products recalls Elf branded herring in sour cream product 35
Sainsbury’s receives approval to build new store in Slough, UK 35
Booost Trading launches new organic fruit juice brand 35
Waitrose acquires five shops from The Co-operative Group 35
Brewberrys Hospitality announces expansion plans in India 35
PZ Cussons names new chairman-elect 36
Bakkavor Group Q3 sales up 36
Canyon Creek Food Company Q1 net loss increases 36
Total Produce to acquire assets and trade of Utopia UK 36
Starbucks plans to enter Hungarian market 36
Aldi opens Strongsville location 36
Lidl plans to open supermarket in Dubai 36
Lidl to open Westhoughton store 37
Hilton Food signs supply agreement with Coop Danmark 37
Krispy Kreme awards development rights to Hot Glazed Enchantment 37
Jake’s Finer Foods redesigns website 37
The Big Popper unveils new website 37
Taco Del Mar appoints new chief marketing officer 37
Play Beverages enters into three new distribution agreements in California 37
Tazo Tea introduces new line of teas 38
Hershey’s introduces new chocolate 38
Papa Bello appoints new vice president for sales and marketing 38
SunOpta signs strategic alliance with Specialized Protein Products 38
Starbucks announces new appointment 38
McDonald’s COO retires 38
YoCream 2009 sales up 18% 38
China Marine Food Group to acquire Xianghe Food Science and Technology 39
Unilever considers sale of Italian frozen foods business 39
Gate Gourmet expands partnership with Cremonini 39
Smashburger to open new restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey 39
Weetabix outsources warehousing and transport operations to TDG 39
United Biscuits to enter Indian market 39
Home Delivery Network sings contract with Asda 39
Iceland Frozen Foods acquires 70 Volvo FM artics 40
Del Monte Foods Q2 net income increases 40
Unilever recalls Slim-Fast ready-to-drink products 40
Agropur’s subsidiary acquires Green Meadows Foods 40
Golden Dragon Holdings expand sales force in Beijing, China 40
Prime Star Group names new COO 40
Safeway recalls ground beef in Arizona and New Mexico 40
Tyson Foods makes senior management changes 41
Performance Food Group announces acquisition of Somerset Food Service 41
Burger King opens new restaurant in Beijing 41
Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall by Del Monte 41
Yogi announces introduction of Yogi Granola Crisps 41
Tropical Foods launches new line of Dipping Chocolates 41
Carrabba’s Italian Grill introduces new dessert 41
Archer Daniels Midland receives $25 million grant to develop biofuels 42
Lees Foods reaches settlement with former shareholders of Patisserie UK 42
Grupo Nacional de Chocolates selects BNY Mellon as depositary bank 42
Snax In Pax recalls Caramel Corn and Caramel Puff Products 42
Morrisons announces management changes 42
Nestle India to acquire healthcare nutrition business of Speciality Foods India 42
Wockhardt seeks approval to sell nutrition division to Abbott 42
Giant Food recalls Del Monte’s College Inn No MSG Chicken Broth 43
Church’s Chicken appoints new CEO 43
Krispy Kreme Q3 net loss down 43
Rodobo International names new two directors 43
CKE Restaurants Q3 net income up 43
Imperial Sugar Q4 net loss narrows 43
Sanderson Farms reports net income in Q4 44
McDonald’s November comparable sales increase 44
Zhongpin to open new chilled and frozen pork plant in Tianjin 44
Kellogg names new CFO 44
Extreme Brandz names brand vice president for Mucho Burrito 44
Golden Dragon expands distribution channels by 150 locations 44
Smithfield Foods reports net loss in Q2 44
CKE Restaurants selects SAP BusinessObjects application 45
Shane’s Rib Shack expands into South Georgia and South Carolina 45
US bankruptcy court confirms Pilgrim’s Pride plan of reorganization 45
Golden Dragon Holdings partners with Beijing Xingzhen Shi Pin Jing Xiao Bu 45
Unilever to close manufacturing plant in City of Industry, California 45
Fresh Harvest Products expands to 69 new stores in Midwest region 45
Yayi International engages Trout & Partners to refine marketing strategy 46
Yuhe International appoints new auditor 46
FrieslandCampina to reorganize production 46
Tesco: Clubcard and Finest are key weapons in the fight for Christmas share 47
Business Description 48
SWOT Analysis 49
Strengths 49
Weaknesses 50
Opportunities 50
Threats 51
Further reading 52
Index 54
About MarketWatches 55
Editors 55
Ask the analyst 55
consulting 55
Disclaimer 55
List of Tables
Table 1: Top claims in new global food launches, August to October 2009, compared to the same period of the year before 9
Table 2: Key Facts 48
Table 3: SWOT Analysis 49
List of Figures
Figure 1: South Caernarfon Creameries Christmas Cake Cheese 5
Figure 2: Kashi Frozen All Natural Original Crust Pizza Caribbean Carnival 5
Figure 3: Vosges Haut Chocolat Pancake Mix – Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip 5
Figure 4: Mevgal Yolive – Magermilchjoghhurt mit Olivenoel,Magermilchjoghhurt mit Olivenoel, Oliven und Knusprigen Brotstueckchen 6
Figure 5: Disney Stegemand Knakworst Verse Knakworstjes 6
Figure 6: Simpkins Sugar Free Mints – After Beer, Cute & Kissable 6
Figure 7: Yogurt: top flavors in new products 7
Figure 8: Leading global food launches by category, August to October 2008 and 2009 8

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The Food MarketWatch contains the latest news, analysis and opinion, covering all the month’s major issues including mergers and acquisitions, marketing and regulatory issues. It covers the period from November 15 – December 14 2009.

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