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Dean Best | 7 Jun 2011

Ebro Foods' failure to win over SunRice shareholders in its pursuit of the Australian rice firm will be a blow to the Spanish company but, Dean Best writes, more M&A targets are likely to be in the pipeline.

Dean Best | 6 Jun 2011

So, now it appears that bean sprouts are the cause behind the E. coli outbreak that has rocked Europe's produce sector and killed - at the latest count - 22 people.

Dean Best | 4 Apr 2011

just-food's exclusive partnership with the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference last week provided us with the chance to hear how the likes of Nestle, Danone and Unilever viewed the current trading environment - and many of the companies presenting struck a somewhat cautious tone.

Dean Best | 9 Mar 2010

A full 100 years since a forerunner of Spanish food giant Ebro Puleva made its first dairy products, the company looks set to quit the category.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has been busy transforming itself. Over the last year the pasta and rice producer has evolved into a truly international company that now spans 25 countries and four continents. No longer a sugar and dairy group, Ebro has expanded into new categories and is leveraging these to build on its ambitions for global growth. Manuel Gonzalez de Luna, Ebro's director of investor relations spoke to just-food at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London on the group's plans to ramp up international expansion and diversity its portfolio.

Dean Best | 18 Dec 2012

just-food's interviews with senior executives in the international food sector provide exclusive insight into how the leading lights in the industry deal with the challenges and embrace the opportunities in front of them. This year, the most-read interviews on just-food included one-on-ones with companies from General Mills and Heinz to Russian retail giant Magnit to the UK government minister responsible for food policy.

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Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 2016

Spain's Ebro Foods has announced its US subsidiary New World Pasta Co., has earned non-GMO certification.

Dean Best | 2 Feb 2016

Ebro Foods has offloaded rice businesses in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2016

Spain's Ebro Foods has struck a deal to acquire French organic food group Celnat for EUR25.5m (US$27.7m). 

Dean Best | 7 Dec 2015

Spain's Ebro Foods is to start producing gluten-free pasta in the US.

Katy Askew | 29 Oct 2015

Spanish food group Ebro Foods reported a rise in sales and operating earnings for the first nine months of the year, lifted by the performance of its rice business and currency exchange. 

Dean Best | 30 Jul 2015

Ebro Foods has booked higher first-half sales and operating profit, helped by improved revenue and earnings from its rice arm.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Jul 2015

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.

Katy Askew | 3 Jul 2015

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Jul 2015

Ebro Foods has said the acquisition of French sandwich firm Roland Monterrat will help it get ahead in a category in which it is struggling to grow market share.

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Jul 2015

Spanish food firm Ebro Foods has announced the acquisition of France's Roland Monterrat.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Jun 2015

Spanish rice manufacturer Ebro Foods has announced the acquisition of US rice brand RiceSelect.

Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Mar 2015

Ebro Foods has lowered its full year net profit by EUR5.6m after agreeing to amend its results to reflect the possible financial implication of the fine imposed on Puleva.

Dean Best | 26 Feb 2015

Spanish food group Ebro Foods saw profits rise in 2014, as higher earnings from its rice business offset a decline in profits from its pasta arm.

Dean Best | 31 Oct 2014

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has forecast a 12% rise in earnings in 2014.

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2014

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has reported improved sales and profits for the first half of 2014.

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Jul 2014

Spain's rice-to-pasta firm Ebro Foods has confirmed it has sold its entire stake olive oil producer Deoleo.

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Jun 2014

Spain's Ebro Foods has acquired a 52% share in Italian pasta maker Pastificio Lucio Garofalo for EU62m (US$84m).

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Mar 2014

Market-specific launches are key to the success of a new product, Ebro Foods told an audience at this year's CAGE conference in London.

Dean Best | 27 Feb 2014

Spain-based food group Ebro Foods described 2013 as "very positive" for the business even as its profits came in lower year-on-year.

Dean Best | 3 Jan 2014

Ebro Foods is to pay over EUR4m (US$5.4m) to manufacturers including Nestle for fixing the price of sugar in Spain in the 1990s.

Katy Askew | 17 Dec 2013

Spanish rice-to-pasta firm Ebro Foods is to sell its German pasta business to Italian rival Newlat Group.

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Dean Best | 17 Mar 2014

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Ebro Foods are among the multinational food manufacturers presenting over the next three days here at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - and just-food will bring exclusive media coverage from the event across the three days.

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