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Stuart Todd | 23 Jan 2017

French food co-operative Agrial is planning to buy Brittany charcuterie firm Brient, subject to regulatory approval.

Katy Askew | 26 Oct 2016

Fresh-cut salad maker Florette has said that it plans to invest EUR12m (US$13.1m) during 2017 in what it described as its "highest investment effort so far". 

Stuart Todd | 19 Oct 2016

French co-operative Agrial, is to invest EUR135m in doubling the cheese-making capacity at a mozzarella plant in Herbignac.

Katy Askew | 1 Aug 2016

French agricultural and food processing cooperative Agrial is expanding its Florette business in the UK with the acquisition of beetroot supplier Axgro Foods. 

John Shepherd | 28 Jul 2016

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial is to acquire the country's Toque et Fruits fruit firm for an undisclosed sum.

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2016

A deal to merge French dairy co-operative Eurial with the dairy assets of the broader agri-food co-operative Agrial will be voted upon at meetings at the two businesses next month.

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2016

French agricultural cooperative Agrial said it grew 2015 sales and earnings despite facing a "major agricultural crisis". 

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jan 2016

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial has announced plans to acquire domestic fruit and vegetable processor Jean L'Hourre.

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Nov 2015

France-based fresh produce group Florette has announced plans for a EUR9m (US$9.9m) investment into its Spanish operations during 2016.

Richard Siddle | 5 Oct 2015

LDC, the French poultry group, has acquired two processing plants from Agrial, the French agri-food co-op business.

Dean Best | 17 Jul 2015

The issue of sugar intake returned to the fore this week with a UK panel calling for official guidance on daily consumption to be halved. Fonterra announcing a different kind of cut, with over 500 jobs to go at the dairy exporter. China is a factor in the New Zealand group's decision and the country's easing growth is affecting a number of food multinationals. This week, infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson cut its profit forecast on the back of challenges in emerging markets including China.

Dean Best | 15 Jul 2015

Agrial, the French food co-operative, has snapped up Dutch fresh vegetables supplier Van Oers United for an undisclosed sum.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stuart Todd | 18 Jan 2013

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

Michelle Russell | 23 Nov 2012

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

Stuart Todd | 7 Oct 2011

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

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.

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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