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Comment: Competition could revitalise US frozen

Sales in the frozen aisle have been lacklustre in the US for some years. However, increased competitive activity from the likes of Nestle, C...

Focus: Tyson pays the piper to secure Hillshire

Tyson Foods has won through in the bidding war to acquire Hillshire Brands with an improved US$63 per share offer for the for the Jimmy Dean...

Focus: Tyson raises stakes in bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods entered fray today (29 May) when it issued a fresh bid for Hillshire Brands, trumping an earlier offer from Pilgrim's Pride. Lik...

Editor's viewpoint: Seeing the value in being lean

With the bidding war for Hillshire Brands intensifying, it is pertinent to point out just how correct Sara Lee's management - and those on W...

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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 7 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Treehouse Foods announced a deal to buy US private-label peer Flagstone Foods. In other M&A news in the US, Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands finalised an agreement over a takeover of the Jimmy Dean meats manufacturer. Chinese firm Huaxia Dairy and ethnic foods supplier Shazans both announced expansion following investments in the companies. Elsewhere, Burton's Biscuit Co. was in hot water with union officials after announcing 64 jobs were to go at its Edinburgh site.


Tyson, Hillshire confirm takeover 2 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands today (2 July) entered into a "definitive" agreement that will see the US meat processor acquire the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages for US$8.55bn.


Pinnacle to cut debt with Hillshire break fee 1 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods plans to use the break-up fee it will receive from the termination of its proposed agreement to be sold to Hillshire Brands to lower its debts.


Pilgrim's Pride still keen on M&A 17 Jun 2014

Dean Best

US poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride has confirmed it is still looking to make acquisitions after pulling out of the race to buy Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 16 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Free-from has been a focus for just-food this week. Growing awareness of dietary issues are propelling demand for free-from products from lifestylers and consumers with intolerances or allergies alike.

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