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French co-ops Eurial, Agrial strike dairy deal

Stuart Todd | 2 Jul 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives, Eurial and Agrial, which was put on hold this year, has been finalised with the signing of a protocol agreement.

Food industry news of week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral

Dean Best | 27 Mar 2015

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.

Fatal explosion at French desserts firm Senagral

Stuart Todd | 26 Mar 2015

One person has been killed and two injured following the explosion of a machine at a Senagral dairy plant in Jouy, in France's Burgundy region.

Agrial, Eurial dairy merger put on hold

Stuart Todd | 23 Mar 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial has been put on hold over divergence relating to its scope as originally perceived.

Senoble: fine could see firms out of business

Stuart Todd | 20 Mar 2015

The CEO of Senoble, one of nine dairies sanctioned by France's competition regulator for taking part in in a price-fixing cartel for private-label products, has said the scale of the fines handed out risks putting some out of business.

Creno launches Green Giant fresh veg in France

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2015

French produce and seafood group Creno is rolling out a line of Green Giant-branded fresh vegetables.

Agrial, DLG sign Scandinavia produce JV

Stuart Todd | 9 Feb 2015

French agri-food cooperative Agrial and Danish counterpart The DLG Group have announced a tie-up between their respective subsidiaries, Florette and Lammefjords Grønt, in the market for fresh convenience greens.

Senoble to pull out of Senagral joint venture

Stuart Todd | 21 Oct 2014

Dairy group Senoble is poised to relinquish a 49% stake in Senagral, a joint venture with Agrial, leaving the French co-operative as the sole shareholder.

French co-op Agrial eyes dairy, vegetables push

Stuart Todd | 26 Sep 2014

French co-operative Agrial has confirmed it has secured EUR50m (US$63.7m) in fresh capital from agri-food industry investor Unigrains and bank Crédit Agricole to fund projects in dairy and vegetables.

French co-op Eurial to invest in mozzarella output

Stuart Todd | 19 Nov 2013

French dairy co-operative Eurial is investing EUR12m (US$16.2m) over the next three years to expand its capacity to produce mozzarella.

French co-op Coralis in merger talks with Agrial

Stuart Todd | 25 Sep 2013

The merger of the dairy activities of French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial could be extended with a deal with a third co-op, Coralis.

Agrial to invest in international expansion

Stuart Todd | 17 Sep 2013

French co-operative Agrial has raised around EUR95m (US$126.9m) on the Paris stock exchange's private bond Euro PP market to finance international expansion.

Agrial and Eurial to merge dairy activities

Stuart Todd | 18 Jan 2013

French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial have announced a merger of their dairy activities.

Bakkavor sells French, Spanish units to Agrial

Michelle Russell | 23 Nov 2012

UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor has sold its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.

Bakkavor could sell assets to France's Agrial

Dean Best | 1 Nov 2012

UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor plans to sell its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.

French firms Senoble, Agrial form dairy venture

Stuart Todd | 7 Oct 2011

French group Senoble has created a subsidiary for its retail own-label yogurts and fresh dairy products business.

Agrial, Elle & Vire complete milk merger

Stuart Todd | 11 Jul 2011

French food co-op Agrial has confirmed the completion of the merger of its milk collection activities with those of Normandy counterpart Elle & Vire.

Agrial strengthens dairy footprint

Stuart Todd | 1 Mar 2011

French cooperative Agrial has taken a minority shareholding in Délicelait, a milk ingredients firm with an annual turnover of EUR40m (US$55.3m).

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