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EllaOrganic baby food: Ella's Kitchen is Hain's most promising UK buy

17 July 2013

US manufacturer Hain Celestial has struck again across the pond. And its latest acquisition in the UK seems to be the one with most potential, Dean Best suggests.

Best bits: Ella's Kitchen is Hain's most promising UK buy

10 May 2013

US manufacturer Hain Celestial has struck again across the pond. And its latest acquisition in the UK seems to be the one with most potential, writes Dean Best.

US/UK: Hain Celestial buys baby food firm Ella's Kitchen

3 May 2013

US-based food group Hain Celestial has made another acquisition in the UK, this time snapping up organic baby food firm Ella's Kitchen.

US: Hain launches New Covent Garden soup in NPD push

18 March 2013

Hain Celestial has added a raft of products to its portfolio in the US, including the launch of its UK soup brand New Covent Garden.

Best bits: Premier deal to give Hain Celestial platform for UK growth

29 August 2012

Hain Celestial, the US food group, has made another acquisition in the UK. It believes the purchase of ambient brands from Premier Foods will help it grow in the market and provide a way to take US products into the UK. Analysts broadly welcomed the deal, even if there was concern about the quality of assets Hain is taking on.

UK: Hain to launch Greek Gods yoghurt in UK

24 August 2012

Hain Celestial is to launch its Greek Gods yoghurt line in the UK later this year.

US: Premier deal gives us "scale" in UK, says Hain

23 August 2012

Hain Celestial's acquisition of Premier Foods' spreads assets will make the US food group "a scale player" in the UK, a senior executive has claimed.

UK/US: Hain Celestial to buy Premier Foods spreads business

22 August 2012

Hain Celestial has today (22 August) been announced as the buyer of Premier Foods's spreads assets, including brands such as Hartley's jam and Sun-Pat peanut butter.

UK/US: Hain Celestial to sell sandwich unit Daily Bread

22 August 2012

Hain Celestial is to offload UK sandwich unit Daily Bread as the company reshapes its business in the country.

US: Hain Celestial reports "record" FY results

22 August 2012

Hain Celestial has posted "record" full-year financial results on a significant day in the US company's recent history.

On the money: Hain points to US benefit of Irish deal

4 May 2012

Hain Celestial has said its acquisition of Irish food firm Cully & Sully will help it roll out chilled products in the US.

US: Hain Celestial buys Irish soup firm Cully & Sully

4 May 2012

US food company Hain Celestial has acquired Irish chilled soup manufacturer Cully & Sully as the company continues to expand its international business.

US: Hain Celestial to offload UK own-label ready meals unit

4 May 2012

Hain Celestial has revealed plans to sell private-label ready-meal assets in the UK, which were acquired in October when the US food firm bought local firm Daniels Group.

US: Hain Celestial ups FY profit forecast

4 May 2012

US food company Hain Celestial has upped its full-year earnings forecast, after posting a "record" increase in third-quarter profits.

Comment: UK food industry looks to cash in on patriotic surge

18 April 2012

With some major national events on the horizon - the London Olympics, Paralympics and the Diamond Jubilee - the UK looks set to see an upsurge in patriotic sentiment this summer. The country's food manufacturers and retailers have invested a pretty penny to ensure that they can cash in on this jubilant atmosphere. However, Katy Askew suggests, the industry should be equally prepared for the comedown.

On the money: Hain Celestial eyes global growth opportunities

2 February 2012

The CEO of Hain Celestial has told analysts that the US food company will look to make more acquisitions this year, in the US and Asia.

US: Hain Celestial posts "record" H1 profits

2 February 2012

US food company Hain Celestial has hailed "record" first-half profits, boosted by expanded distribution and the acquisition of UK firm Daniels Group last year.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

7 November 2011

It's financial results season this week, with Kraft and Tate & Lyle performing strongly, while Chiquita and Whole Foods faltered. Diamond Foods' deal to buy Pringles from Procter & Gamble was delayed, prompting consternation among stockholders, and Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins announced extensive investments in Latin America. Click on the headlines for more.

Promo Tracker: Retailers split on promotions in October

2 November 2011

Tesco and Ocado stepped up their promotional activity in October but the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker showed a split among retailers.

US: Higher sales boost Hain Celestial Q1 profits

2 November 2011

An increase in sales and moves to improve productivity have offset higher raw-material costs and led to improved first-quarter profits at US firm Hain Celestial.

Best bits: Kerry, Hain Celestial, Greencore put M&A back in headlines

2 November 2011

After a few months of relative calm, the food industry has, in the last week or so, seen a number of takeovers - signed or speculated - hit the headlines.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

31 October 2011

This week, key M&A announcements dominated the headlines with US food maker Hain Celestial acquiring UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group, in a bid to expand the international presence of both companies. Ireland-based Greencore was in sales talks with unnamed sources. Meanwhile, rival confectioneries Ferrero and Hershey look to expand overseas.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

31 October 2011

We had this week that M&A activity in the food industry - at least in the UK - had slowed in the third quarter of the year but the final three months has seen deal-making return to the headlines with Hain Celestial's takeover of Daniels Group and rumours around the future of Greencore. Click on the headlines for more.

In the spotlight: Hain Celestial swoops for Daniels to rouse UK business

27 October 2011

Hain Celestial, the US food maker, is hoping its acquisition of UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group will galvanise its existing business on this side of the Atlantic. The company sees the deal benefiting its operations in Europe and in the US but it is in the UK where it is most likely to be hoping for the greatest impact. Dean Best reports.

US/UK: Daniels deal "beefs up Hain's retail presence"

26 October 2011

Hain Celestial chief executive Irwin Simon has said the takeover of Daniels Group will bolster the US firm's presence in the UK's retail sector.

US: Hain Celestial snaps up Daniels Group

25 October 2011

Hain Celestial has today (25 October) confirmed the acquisition of UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

17 October 2011

PepsiCo's strategic options grabbed the headlines this week, with the company insisting it was not considering plans to split in two and then 48 hours later being linked to a yoghurt venture with German dairy group Müller. In Germany, meanwhile, Metro Group's CEO announced he would leave the retailer next year. Elsewhere in the retail sector, Wal-Mart was forced to close stores in China amid a probe into pork prices and we interviewed Spar International on its moves in emerging markets.

UK/US/SINGAPORE: Hain linked to Daniels Group sale

10 October 2011

Hain Celestial, a US maker of organic foods, is reportedly in talks to buy UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

10 October 2011

Tesco and Sainsbury's trading updates dominated the industry headlines here in the UK but, as the week came to a close, another profit warning from the country's largest food maker, Premier Foods plc, stunned the sector. Elsewhere, Hershey and Ferrero joined forces on logistics, while there was plenty of M&A talk, including a significant deal in the sugar sector.

UK/SINGAPORE: SATS confirms Daniels Group for sale

3 October 2011

The owner of Daniels Group, which produces the New Covent Garden Soup Co. range, has confirmed it is in negotiations to sell the company.

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