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Emmi said growth was "broad-based" in 2013SWITZ: Emmi posts 8% rise in 2013 profits

26 March 2014

Swiss dairy group Emmi today (26 March) booked an 8% increase in profits for 2013 as acquisitions helped drive bumper overseas sales growth.

SWITZERLAND: International growth continues to propel Emmi

6 February 2014

International growth, fuelled by acquisitions, have boosted Emmi's full-year sales as the Swiss dairy group continued to reduce its reliance on domestic revenues in 2013.

MEXICO: Emmi invests in importer Mexideli

3 January 2014

Swiss dairy group Emmi has struck a deal to buy 50% of Mexideli 2000 Holding, an importer of cheese and fresh products into Mexico.

SWITZ: Emmi buys stake in US yoghurt firm Siggi's

23 December 2013

Emmi has bought a 25% stake in US-based yoghurt firm Siggi's as the Swiss dairy group looks to dip its toe into the country's fast-growing yoghurt sector.

UK: Producers join forces to create Yoghurt Council

3 October 2013

Five leading UK yoghurt producers have joined forces to launch a council dedicated to promoting the product and boosting category growth.

HONG KONG: Raisio launches Benecol yoghurt drinks in Hong Kong

4 September 2013

Finnish food group Raisio has today (4 September) launched its Benecol yoghurt drinks in Hong Kong, as part of efforts to expand in the BRIC countries.

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

2 September 2013

Last week saw a story that has dominated our pages apparently laid to rest when it emerged that Fonterra's botulism recall was, in fact, a false alarm.

SWITZ: Emmi raises sales outlook, H1 profits flat

28 August 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi has booked a slight decline in first-half net profits, despite a "considerable" increase in sales during the period.

UPDATE: ITALY: Emmi to "unlock potential" of Rachelli

1 July 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi hopes to unlock the potential of Rachelli following its acquisition of the Italian dessert maker, which was announced this morning (1 July).

ITALY: Emmi buys dessert maker Rachelli

1 July 2013

Emmi has acquired premium Italian speciality dessert maker Rachelli for an undisclosed sum.

SWITZ: Emmi launches "healthier" dairy range

13 May 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi has launched a range of products targeted at consumers wanting healthier options.

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

15 April 2013

3G Capital, the private-equity firm soon to own Heinz, last week turned to another investment - Burger King - for the US food giant's new CEO. In the UK, R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest own-label ice cream supplier bought a local rival it said would boost its branded stable. Europe was shook by more horsemeat revelations. Meanwhile, we interviewed Sainsbury's on multichannel, Canada's Dare Foods and took a look at the possible suitors for Burton's Biscuit Co.

Comment: Emmi maintains focus on international with Swiss buy

10 April 2013

Emmi announced yesterday (9 April) it has acquired Swiss speciality cheese maker Käserei Studer. While the majority of Käserei Studer's sales are generated domestically, the move should nevertheless be viewed in the context of Emmi's drive to expand internationally, Katy Askew suggests.

SWITZ: Emmi buys local cheese firm Käserei Studer

9 April 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi has acquired local speciality cheese maker Käserei Studer for an undisclosed sum.

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

2 April 2013

Dairy featured heavily in our headlines last week. We interviewed Fonterra's CFO about the New Zealand giant's half-year results and plans for emerging markets. Swiss peer Emmi published its annual figures and we spoke to its international boss about its plans outside its domestic market. Meanwhile, in the UK, Greek yoghurt producer Fage won its court battle with rival Chobani over how the US firm labels its products here.

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

2 April 2013

Last week, just-food grilled a number of top executives on their growth plans and strategy for the future. Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason told how the New Zealand dairy giant is exploiting increased demand for dairy in emerging markets. The head of Emmi's international business talked about international sales targets. And Divine Chocolate's commercial director told us about how it is facing pressure on Fairtrade specialists.

SWITZ: Emmi forecasts "similar" profits in 2013

27 March 2013

Emmi, the Swiss dairy group behind Onken yoghurt and Caffe Latte chilled coffee, has forecast "similar" profits in 2013 to last year, when earnings increased 12%.

Interview: Emmi ready for more international M&A

27 March 2013

Emmi is preparing to make more international acquisitions as it looks to generate 50% of its sales from overseas, the Swiss dairy group told just-food today (27 March).

SWITZ: Emmi offloads stake in local firm Nutrifrais

22 March 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi has sold the 60% stake in local yoghurt and dessert maker Nutrifrais it acquired in 2009.

SWITZ: Overseas deals boost Emmi 2012 sales

7 February 2013

Acquisitions abroad boosted annual sales at Swiss dairy group Emmi in 2012, figures releases today (7 February) showed.

just-food's outlook for 2013: Mega deals unlikely as consolidation continues

31 January 2013

There may be caution over the prospect for blockbuster deals in a dilapidated economic environment, but the food sector mergers and acquisitions table still has plenty to whet the appetite.

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

14 January 2013

A swathe of results released by UK retail powerhouses dominated the headlines on just-food this week.

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

14 January 2013

The UK's largest listed retailers reported their quarterly results this week, keeping the just-food news desk busy. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons all be revealed how they performed over the keenly-watched Christmas trading period. Elsewhere, just-food spoke with HKScan CEO Hannu Kottonen following an announcement by the company that it plans to cut up to 295 jobs as part of efforts to streamline its domestic subsidiaries. Struggling US retailer Supervalu also had news this week, with its deal to offload five of its chains to Cerberus Capital Management.

UK: Emmi extends Onken fat free range

11 January 2013

Emmi's UK business has launched two new varieties of Onken fat-free yoghurt to lure consumers watching their waistlines in the New Year.

Focus: Emmi continues steady churn of M&A

8 January 2013

Emmi has continued to see its share price rise after another acquisition deal to improve the Swiss dairy giant's presence in key international markets.

UPDATE: SWITZERLAND: Emmi says no plans to buy rest of AVH Dairy Trade

8 January 2013

Emmi has told just-food that it is not currently planning to take full ownership of AVH Dairy Trade, following news that it has acquired a 70% stake in the Netherlands-based dairy firm.

SWITZ/NETHERLANDS: Emmi acquires 70% of AVH Dairy Trade

8 January 2013

Swiss dairy group Emmi has acquired a 70% stake in AVH Dairy Trade, the Netherlands-based producer of goat's and sheep's milk products, for an undisclosed fee.

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

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.

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

12 November 2012

In a week of trading updates and financial results, we spoke to Associated British Foods finance chief John Bason about the UK group's grocery business, heard how retailer Morrisons plans to revitalise its sales and why Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld believes its operations in Brazil and Russia can bounce back after a challenging quarter.

just the answer - Matthias Kunz, Emmi

6 November 2012

Swiss dairy group Emmi has this year pressed on with its plans to expand overseas and rely less on a stagnant domestic sector. At the SIAL 2012 industry expo in Paris, Dean Best met Matthias Kunz, head of Emmi's international business, to discuss the company's latest investments, including its decision to take a majority stake in Spanish dairy Kaiku.

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