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Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch - Timothy Venverloh, ADM 27 Nov 2013

Ben Cooper

As one of the largest traders of agricultural raw materials in the world, Archer Daniels Midland is probably a direct or indirect link in more food supply chains than it is possible to quantify. Global sustainability director Timothy Venverloh explains how ADM is setting about making its business and those of the companies it supplies more sustainable.


The just-food interview - John Bason, ABF 22 Nov 2010

Dean Best

Investor and media attention may often focus on growing fashion retail chain Primark but owner Associated British Foods has an extensive grocery business in markets like the UK, the US and Australia. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best spoke to ABF finance director John Bason about the recent changes within the group's grocery division, its performance and the prospect of having to face rising commodity costs.

Latest News

GrainCorp chase hits profits but ADM upbeat 4 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Archer Daniels Midland's failed bid to buy Australian agribusiness GrainCorp hit the US giant's fourth-quarter earnings but the company claimed "a strong finish" to 2013 with operating profit up.


ADM to settle bribery case in Ukraine 23 Dec 2013

Dean Best

Archer Daniels Midland is to pay US$54m to settle cases of bribery at a subsidiary in Ukraine.


Review of 2013: the year's most-read analysis 19 Dec 2013

Dean Best

Our discussion of Whole Foods' battle to see off newly-listed rivals Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway, Unilever's ongoing moves to rationalise its portfolio, the impact Chinese demand was having on global infant formula supplies and the continued M&A in the sector were among the most popular analysis articles on just-food this year.


ADM failure sees GrainCorp CEO join SPC parent 2 Dec 2013

Dean Best

GrainCorp CEO Alison Watkins has decided to leave GrainCorp after Archer Daniels Midland's bid to buy the Australian grain merchant was blocked - and she has accepted a job at the parent of canned foods group SPC Ardmona.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 2 Dec 2013

Dean Best

A change at the top of the world's largest retailer grabbed the headlines this week. Doug McMillon, the head of Wal-Mart's overseas business, is to be promoted to become the US retail giant's CEO. Elsewhere, there was a raft of M&A stories. Murray Goulburn made what is so far the highest bid for Australian dairy Murrau Goulburn, Associated British Foods lodged an interest in UK rice brand Tilda and Premier Foods is in talks with private equity over investment in its bread arm.

Latest blogs

Why Wild Flavors could provide ADM with natural shelter from volatility 7 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Argibusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland today (7 July) announced its biggest acquisition to date with a US$2.99bn deal to buy Wild Flavors and will be hoping the Swiss firm's portfolio of natural ingredients can help offset the volatility that can hit the US group's core business.


Why chocolate makers should note changing M&A priorities at ADM 16 Apr 2014

Dean Best

The US agribusiness giant had been looking to sell its cocoa and chocolate businesses - and had been in discussions with a suitor (reported to be Cargill) over a deal - but there have been some developments.

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