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Deal or no deal: Experts split on Dorset Cereals

Toward the end of last week Kellogg, Weetabix and Associated British Foods were all named as potential suitors looking to buy UK cereal bran...

Smithfield, McCormick keep China in spotlight

Investment is flowing into and from the world's emerging markets, as two transactions involving US firms Smithfield Foods and McCormick & Co...

BRICs: Hershey wisely goes local in China

Hershey, long criticised for the slow speed with which it entered faster-growing confectionery markets, has seen sales jump in China in rece...

Danone steps up investment in future growth

In recent months, Danone has come under scrutiny for the performance of its fresh dairy operations in Europe. However, in spite of - or perh...

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Bright Food signs tie-up with Ireland's Keelings 27 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese state-owned food giant Bright Food Group has inked a co-operation agreement with Irish produce group Keelings in a bid to tighten supply chain security.

ABF acquires Dorset Cereals 5 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods is understood to have entered an agreement to acquire up-market cereal brand Dorset Cereals.

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 27 May 2014

Dean Best

Japan's Mizkan Group got out the chequebook again this week, with the acquisition of Unilever's North American pasta sauces business. The deal followed its 2012 purchases of brands including Branston and Haywards from Premier Foods in the UK. Elsewhere, we ran interviews with the CEOs of UK pork processor and dairy group Adams Foods.

Bright Food buys majority share in Israel's Tnuva 22 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

China's Bright Food, which owns a controlling interest in UK cereal maker Weetabix, has confirmed the acquisition of a majority stake in Israeli food company Tnuva.

Weetabix confirms plan to cut pay, hours 7 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Weetabix has announced plans to cut staff pay and hours in the UK, a reaction believed to be prompted by increasing pressure from supermarket own brands and discount food retailers.

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