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BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

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...

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Food industry quotes of week: Yildiz, Muller 7 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Turkey's Yildiz Holding struck a deal - said to be over GBP2bn - to buy United Biscuits and the Turkish group's CEO took to Twitter to hail the agreement. Meanwhile, German dairy giant Muller agreed to buy Dairy Crest's liquid dairy business in the second big deal of the week. Elsewhere, quarterly numbers continued to come in, with Mondelez International lifting its forecast for annual earnings.


Bright Food "eyes 2016 listing for Weetabix" 6 Nov 2014

Dean Best

China's Bright Food Co. is reportedly targeting listings of UK breakfast cereal business Weetabix and Australian food group Manassen Foods in the next two years.


Bright Dairy earnings rise on sales gain 30 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Bright Dairy & Food Co., a listed subsidiary of Chinese food group Bright Food Co., reported higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Bright "to take full control of Weetabix" 13 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese food giant Bright Food is reportedly preparing to take full control of UK cereal business Weetabix.

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