| 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.
| 15 Jul 2015
Agrial, the French food co-operative, has snapped up Dutch fresh vegetables supplier Van Oers United for an undisclosed sum.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 17 Feb 2015
French produce and seafood group Creno is rolling out a line of Green Giant-branded fresh vegetables.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 18 Jan 2013
French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial have announced a merger of their dairy activities.
| 23 Nov 2012
UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor has sold its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.
| 1 Nov 2012
UK-based chilled foods group Bakkavor plans to sell its businesses in France and Spain to French co-op Agrial.
| 7 Oct 2011
French group Senoble has created a subsidiary for its retail own-label yogurts and fresh dairy products business.
| 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.
| 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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