4 October 2013
Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has sold a 20% stake in food arm Ulker - double than it originally planned - to foreign institutional investors.
23 September 2013
Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding is to buy 75% of local meat processor Aytac Et.
16 September 2013
Tesco grabbed the headlines last week after signing an agreement with Yucaipa for its US stores, bringing an end to its failed venture across the Atlantic. Amongst other retailers, Morrisons insisted the "space race" among major UK grocers was "well and truly over" as it released its latest sales and earnings figures. Elsewhere, just-food spoke with Boulder Brands CEO Stephen Hughes about its buoyant gluten-free business. Here is a selection of quotes from last week's news and insight.
12 September 2013
Lindt & Sprungli has often been touted as a potential takeover target for Nestle. However, Stefan Kirk of M&A advisors Glenboden argues the Swiss chocolate maker is an unlikely acquisition candidate for anyone - and suggests the company could dust off its chequebook to boost growth.
21 April 2011
Turkish FMCG giant Yildiz Holding has appointed Bilal Kaafarani to the post of chief innovation officer and group president of R&D.
23 September 2010
Yildiz Holding, the owner of Turkish food group Ulker, has announced plans to form a venture with US spice giant McCormick & Co.
19 October 2009
Guylian, the Belgian chocolate maker, today (19 October) claimed that markets in Asia had started to show signs of recovery.
18 October 2009
Tomorrow (19 October), the world's major confectioners flock to Cannes in the south of France for one of the highlights of the duty-free and travel-retail calendar the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition. The economic downturn has had a severe impact on the channel with worldwide travel numbers under pressure but, as Dean Best reports, there are reasons for confectioners to arrive on the French riviera less gloomy than others.
25 September 2009
Campbell Soup Co. has nominated the great-grandson of the US food group's founder to the company's board of directors.
28 August 2009
US confectioner Godiva has announced the launch of Godiva Gems in a bid to make the premium chocolate brand more “affordable” and “accessible”.
22 May 2009
Campbell Soup Co. reported a 67% year-on-year drop in third quarter earnings, as last year’s gain from the sale of the Godiva chocolate business outweighed margin gains during the three-month period.
15 April 2009
The owner of upmarket chocolate business Godiva is to form a confectionery venture serving markets in Europe, Russia and the Middle East with Danish gum maker Gumlink.