6 January 2014
M&A levels remained relatively subdued in 2013. Growing private-equity interest and something of a shift in capital flows to mature markets have been significant trends shaping the M&A landscape. While gaining routes-to-market in emerging economies has remained key for strategic buyers. Katy Askew examines some of the stand-out deals of the past 12 months.
2 January 2014
A new chief executive has been appointed at Campofrio days after a deal was struck that is set to see Mexico's Sigma Alimentos and China's Shuanghui International take joint control of the Spanish meat group.
23 December 2013
Spain-based meats group Campofrio is to be jointly controlled by Mexican food manufacturer Sigma Alimentos and China's Shuanghui International.
29 November 2013
Chinese pork group Shuanghui International has remained coy over reports it is planning a bid for Spanish meat processor Campofrio.
18 November 2013
All three bidders for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory tabled revised offers this week - with the takeover target still backing Canada's Saputo. Meanwhile, Mexican food group Sigma has made a move for Spanish meats firm Campofrio. And our latest just-food interview saw Orkla CEO Age Korsvold talk about the Nordic group's plans for FMCG.
18 November 2013
This week saw a continued focus on M&A, as further evidence of the global trend towards consoidation in the sector emerged. The battle for Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory rumbled on and Mexico's Sigma launched a takeover bid for Spain's Campofrio.
15 November 2013
Sigma Alimentos, the food arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, has launched a bid to acquire Spanish meat processor Campofrio. While Mexico's largest meat processor has been active in M&A in Latin America and the US in recent years, the move would mark the group's first foray into Europe. Katy Askew reports.
14 November 2013
Sigma, the food arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, has launched a bid to acquire Spanish meat processor Campofrio.
11 November 2013
Spanish processed meats group Campofrio emphasised it has seen a progressive improvement in returns throughout the year as it booked a decline in nine-month earnings today (11 November).
29 October 2013
Spain-based meats firm Campofrio is to open a frozen pizza manufacturing facility in the south of Spain.
27 September 2013
Shuanghui International will sell part of the stake in Campofrio it has attained through the acquisition of Smithfield Foods to avoid having to make a mandatory offer for the Spanish meats firm.
13 June 2013
China's biggest pork producer, Shuanghui International, has remained coy over the possibility it might list in Hong Kong as a way of fully financing its planned acquisition of US meat processor Smithfield Foods.
14 May 2013
Spain-based meats firm Campofrio said fewer trading days in this year's first quarter compared to the first three months of 2012 hit sales.
8 March 2013
A major investor in Smithfield Foods has called on the US meat giant's board to consider splitting the company in three.
1 March 2013
Spanish meat group Campofrio returned to profitability in 2012, as sales gains and lower one-off costs boosted the bottom line.
14 December 2012
French cold meats firm Aoste, part of Spain's Campofrio Food Group, has said the closure of its Yssingeaux plant in the south of France will result in 68 job cuts.
11 December 2012
French cold meats firm Aoste, part of Spain's Campofrio Food Group, has entered into talks with union officials over a plan to close a plant in the south of France.
12 November 2012
A raft of quarterly results hit the just-food newsdesk this week, with the likes of Morrisons, Associatied British Foods and Marks and Spencer all revealing figures for the last three months. Morrisons spoke about its need to strengthen its marketing message and promotional mechanics, while ABF insisted its grocery business after profits fell in the last 12 months. just-food's latest exclusive interviews included chats with executives Spain's Campofrio and Swiss dairy group Emmi.
7 November 2012
Spanish food group Campofrio said cost inflation hit earnings in the first nine months of the year.
5 November 2012
Spanish food group Campofrio has experienced a successful year to date as the group's strategy of investing in and building power brands begins to pay off. As part of our SIAL just the answer series, Michelle Russell caught up with Campofrio's director of route-to-market development Luis Fernandes to talk about domestic economic challenges, key focus areas for the company and its strategy for growth.
30 July 2012
Spanish food group Campofrio has booked an increase in first-half profits, boosted by sales from Fiorucci, the Italian group it acquired in April last year.
12 June 2012
Campofrio has refused to be drawn on the future of its pizza production network in Spain, with plans for a new plant in the same town as its existing factory.
14 May 2012
The chief executive of Campofrio has pointed to the success of the Spanish meat processor's strategy despite the company reporting a first-quarter loss.
5 April 2012
French cold meats firm Aoste, part of Spain's Campofrio Food Group, is planning to close one of its plants in south-west France, according to union sources.
8 March 2012
US meat giant Smithfield Foods has booked an drop in third-quarter profits on the back of restructuring charges and higher costs.
1 March 2012
Spain-based processed meats firm Campofrio has reported losses of over EUR54m (US$71.7m) for 2011 due to the cost of its plans for expansion.
15 November 2011
Input costs have continued to hit Spanish meats maker Campofrio, with the company reporting a drop in profits for the first nine months of the year.
8 September 2011
US meat giant Smithfield Foods has today (8 September) reported what it said were "record" first-quarter results, with improved sales and earnings.
1 August 2011
Higher commodity costs have weighed on half-year profits at Spain-based processed meats maker Campofrio Food Group.
3 June 2011
US meat company Smithfield Foods has ended talks to buy a controlling stake in Campofrio Food Group.