Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, a...
Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...
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Reports emerged earlier this month that US agribusiness giant Cargill is exploring the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) cocoa business. While not confirmed, such a purchase would create a global giant in the sector. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.
US agribusiness giant Bunge expects to be an active player in a process of consolidation in grain markets after recent volatility and crop failures in the sector.
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The performance of Unilever's food business has come under scrutiny in recent quarters. Sales growth has lagged its non-food operations and although Unilever has offloaded some "non-strategic" food brands, some in the investment community have suggested more could be done. In part two of just-food's interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the Dutchman discusses the company's spreads business.
The use of palm oil in food manufacturing has risen dramatically over the last ten years, thanks to its versatility, low cost and high yields per hectare. This growth is predicted to continue but there are concerns about the deforestation the industry causes in tropical climates. In this month's just the answer, Sam Webb discusses the future of the industry, as well as the move towards ethical production with Alan Chaytor, executive director of sustainable palm oil producer New Britain Palm Oil.
Bunge, the US agri-food giant, has snapped up Turkish olive oil business Ana Gida, the owner of the Komili brand.
Bunge, the US agribusiness giant, has announced a distribution agreement with Philippines-based food ingredients supplier D&L Industries.
Bunge has reached an agreement to take a controlling stake in Mexico-based corn flour producer Grupo Minsa.
Agribusiness giant Bunge has bought Whole Harvest Foods, a US commercial cooking oil producer, for an undisclosed sum.
Investment firm Arlon Group has taken a "significant stake" in Brazilian frozen vegetable maker Grano Alimentos.
US-based agribusiness group Bunge has reported an increase in quarterly underlying profits despite lower sales.
US agri giant Bunge has promoted deputy chairman Patrick Lupo to the role of chairman.
Losses of sugarcane milling in Brazil have been a central factor in Bunge, the US food and agribusiness giant, reporting a third-quarter loss.
US trader Bunge has reported lower half-year profits as it deals with the impact of last year's weather on harvests.
US agribusiness Bunge is among the companies fined in Bulgaria for allegedly fixing the price of sunflower oil.
Private-equity giant KKR has snapped up just under 10% of Indonesian food group Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food.
Agricultural commodities group Bunge has booked a 30% jump in first quarter operating profit, boosted by the "good start" made by its food and ingredients business.
Agri-giant Bunge has announced chief executive Alberto Weisser plans to retire at the beginning of June, to be replaced by the CEO of its North American arm Soren Schroder.
Bunge has appointed Karl Gerrand as MD of its Canadian operations.
Commodity trader Glencore has said it wants to be a "true leader" in global grain trading after completing its acquisition of Viterra in a deal worth US$6bn.
The former CEO of Fonterra has joined the board of directors of US agribusiness giant Bunge.
A busy but fruitful week for just-food was dominated by the SIAL trade expo in Paris, where thousands of international manufacturers gathered to showcase products and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing them. Elsewhere, the UK unveiled plans to introduce a hybrid nutrition labelling system, Premier Foods plc pledged to "unlock value" from its bread division and French retailers Carrefour and Casino found their international operations in the spotlight.
Agribusiness giant Bunge has booked a jump in third-quarter income, which more than doubled as sales benefited from rising grain prices.
Agribusiness giant Bunge has announced the opening of an ingredient innovation centre in the US.
Bright Food, the Chinese food group, was full of confidence this week about the prospects for UK cereal firm Weetabix, its first investment in Europe after missing out on companies including United Biscuits and Yoplait. Elsewhere, Orkla explained why its CEO had resigned from the Norwegian consumer goods group, German retailer Metro Group insisted its sales were improving after it reported a quarterly loss and UK peer Morrisons said it would not chase unprofitable volumes despite a fall in like-for-like sales.
US chemicals group DuPont has acquired full ownership of soy ingredients maker Solae from joint-owner Bunge for around US$440m.
US agribusiness Bunge has booked a drop in first-quarter profits as weak prices for fertiliser and its sugar-based ethanol hit earnings.
It's no secret Unilever's spreads arm has been suffering for some time and, as CFO Jean-Marc Huët pointed out when he reflected on the company's 2014 performance in January, declining demand for its brands was dragging down the performance of the rest of its food business.
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