1 May 2013
The roll-out of Wrigley's caffeine gum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to look again at the impact the ingredient has on health.
23 April 2013
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to sell around 139 of its stores across the US.
23 April 2013
Thailand's largest convenience store chain CP All has made a bid for cash-and-carry retailer Siam Makro.
9 April 2013
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has snapped more than 40 stores in South Carolina - its latest deal in the state.
26 March 2013
Greencore has announced plans to expand production in the US as it looks to step up growth in the market.
25 February 2013
Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.
22 February 2013
Japan-owned convenience store chain 7-Eleven is to expand in south-west China, starting in regional centres Chongqing and Chengdu.
1 February 2013
7-Eveven's franchisee in Thailand has indicated that it plans to open 500-550 stores in the coming year, bringing the number of outlets in the country to more than 7,000.
4 January 2013
US convenience group 7-Eleven has continued its M&A march with the addition of 143 Speedy Stop and Tigermarket locations from CL Thomas.
13 November 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has acquired more stores, this time adding to its business in North Carolina.
2 November 2012
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed hundreds of its stores remain closed after Hurricane Sandy caused havoc in the eastern part of the country.
30 October 2012
Food manufacturers in the US, including Hershey and Nestle, have kept sites closed after Hurricane Sandy hit the east of the country last night.
15 October 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has made two more acquisitions, snapping up stores across four states.
21 August 2012
US c-store giant 7-Eleven has made another acquisition, snapping up stores from licencee Prima Marketing.
14 August 2012
7-Eleven's acquisition of Tetco will improve the convenience retailer's geographic profile in western US, the company has told just-food.
14 August 2012
US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has announced the acquisition of the retail and wholesale assets of Texas firm Tetco for an undisclosed sum.
28 June 2012
Ireland-based food group Greencore announced yesterday (27 June) it has struck a deal to acquire US sandwich-to-sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son. In this month's just the answer, Greencore CFO Alan Williams tells Katy Askew that while the deal is "relatively small" for the company it remains an important step in the group's long-term growth plans for the US.
27 June 2012
Irish food group Greencore has acquired US food-to-go manufacturer HC Schau & Son for US$17.3m, plus a further performance related payment of "up to" $2m.
26 June 2012
US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has announced its latest acquisition, with a deal to buy 18 Open Pantry stores.
14 June 2012
US c-store giant 7-Eleven has struck a deal to buy a clutch of outlets in Texas from retail conglomerate Strasburger.
21 May 2012
7-Eleven has said it plans to increase its convenience store network by 630 in the US and Canada the end of the year.
17 May 2012
Japanese retailer Seven & I Holdings has formed a venture with Chinese food manufacturer Zhongdi Group to develop 7-Eleven stores in China.
10 May 2012
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings has acquired a 50% stake in Philippines peer Rustan Supercenters.
17 April 2012
Ireland's Greencore said today (17 April) that it plans to build on its presence in the US through the acquisition of convenience food firm Marketfare Foods for US$36m.
30 March 2012
The future of Iglo Group, Europe's largest frozen food manufacturer, was a hot topic this week with its private-equity owner preparing to put the business up for sale. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill focused on South African retailer Pick n Pay and Spanish food groups Moreno and Hojiblanca announced plans to merge. We looked at the potential buyers of United Biscuits' salty snacks arm, looked at the pressure food manufacturers are still under from commodity costs and interviewed the CFO of Dutch bakery firm CSM, which saw profits hit last year by raw material prices. And the latest just-food briefing focused on stevia, the intense sweetener seen to have huge potential.
28 March 2012
US convenience store operator 7-Eleven has indicated that it plans to accelerate its rate of expansion in the coming years, through both new store openings and acquisitions.
2 March 2012
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings had said it expects to increase the rate at which it open stores this year.