UK meat group Cranswick has announced the acquisition of pork processing assets owned by Northern Ireland-based meat group Dunbia.
Meat processing group Dunbia has played down reports talks over a possible deal with the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group have stalled.
2 Sisters Food Group has rejected a newspaper report the UK company had confirmed it is in talks over a deal with meat processor Dunbia.
Speculation is mounting over the ownership of Dunbia, the UK meat processor, after fresh reports in the UK and Ireland.
JBS has dismissed a report linking the Brazil-based meat giant to a move for UK processor Dunbia.
Full year profits at meat processor Dunbia have jumped, boosted by new production facilities, as owners continue to weigh up options for the business.
This week Fonterra announced it was selling its yoghurt and dairy business in Australia to Parmalat, Chinese fruit groups Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio announced a merger and UK meat group Dunbia confirmed it was mulling options for the business. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries bought UK snacks group Urban Fresh Foods, its second deal in the country in four months and, looking to next year, we analysed the prospects for the BRIC markets in 2016. Here is the week in quotes.
Belgium's Lotus Bakeries this week struck its second piece acquisition in the UK in four months, with a deal to buy Bear snacks owner Urban Fresh Foods. Our M&A pages also included news Fonterra is selling its Australian yoghurt business to Lactalis's Parmalat and Ornua is offloading US distribution asset DPI. Elsewhere, the Russian central bank said domestic producers had, in most categories, failed to meet the shortfall in production from Moscow's import restrictions on the west.
Dunbia, the UK-based meat processor, is mulling how to "maximise the potential" of the company after attracting interest in the business.
UK processors Karro Food Group and Dunbia have said they are gearing up to start exports of pork products to China.
Northern Ireland pork producers have been provisionally been given the green light to ship to China.
Irish meat processor Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Dutch beef supplier Shannon Meats to work in the Benelux markets and, in future, Germany.
UK meat processor Dunbia is investing in a new boning hall and in production in Northern Ireland to support its export business.
UK meat giant Dunbia is to spend GBP7.5m (US$12.3m) on a new beef processing site in Wales to service a contract with Sainsbury's.
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