2 December 2013
Australia's Takeovers Panel has put Saputo's bid to buy local dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory on hold.
29 November 2013
Fonterra has snapped up more shares in Bega Cheese, the Australian dairy processor.
28 November 2013
Murray Goulburn is challenging Saputo's latest bid for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
25 November 2013
Saputo has upped the stakes in the battle to buy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, with a pledge to increase its offer again if it secures over half of the Australian dairy firm.
15 November 2013
Saputo has reacted to new offers from rivals and returned to the table with a higher bid for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
14 November 2013
Two of the bidders for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory have this week made fresh offers for the Australian dairy. The focus now moves to the third suitor - Canadian dairy giant Saputo, which has long coveted an entry into the market and is eyeing the business as a way into Asia.
13 November 2013
Murray Goulburn has returned to the table with a fresh offer - and the highest yet - for sought-after Australian dairy peer Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
4 November 2013
The battle to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory has evolved into a complex series of tactical manoeuvres that could make Sun Tzu's The Art of War seem like light reading. Since the first takeover approach was announced, the tussle for WCB has seen industry majors Saputo, Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese competing for ownership of the Australian dairy. With the stakes high, it is clear that it is all still to play for. Katy Askew reports.
30 October 2013
Australian food and beverage group Lion has reported a 4.% drop in third-quarter sales from its dairy and soft drink business as it rationalises its portfolio and battles competition.
29 October 2013
Australian dairy and beverage group Lion has snapped up just under 10% of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, the latest twist in the battle to buy the business.
1 August 2013
Lion Pty Ltd, the Australian arm of Japan's Kirin Holdings, has seen first-half profits drop at its dairy business, which was hit by lower sales and higher raw materials costs.
9 July 2013
Australian dairy group Lion Pty Ltd has changed distributor in Hong Kong, signing local food and drink Vitasoy International Holdings to handle brands including Yoplait and Pura milk.
1 May 2013
Australian food and drink group Lion has admitted returns from dairy and soft drinks business remain "a long way from acceptable" after a challenging first quarter.
1 May 2013
Kirin Holdings has reported a significant return to net profit in its first quarter helped by the sale of its stake in Fraser and Neave earlier this year.
1 February 2013
Japanese food and drink firm Kirin Holdings has said it will sell its 15% stake in Fraser and Neave to investment vehicle TCC Assets for around S$2bn (US$1.6bn).
31 January 2013
Thai investment vehicle TCC Assets has gained a controlling stake in Singapore food and drink group Fraser and Neave after acquiring more shares in the group.
4 January 2013
The battle for Fraser & Neave (F&N) has taken another twist after Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) extended the deadline for its SGD13.1bn (US$10.7bn) offer for the Singapore conglomerate.
19 December 2012
Fraser and Neave's board of directors has branded Overseas Union Enterprise's (OUE) S$13.1bn (US$10.7bn) offer for the group as "not compelling, but fair".
17 December 2012
TCC Assets, the fund battling to buy Fraser and Neave, has spoken out after a report claimed it is looking to acquire an extra 10% of the Singapore food and drink group.
11 December 2012
The investment vehicle owned by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has extended its offer deadline for Singapore food and beverage group Fraser and Neave for a third time.
23 November 2012
ThaiBev-controlled TCC Assets has extended its offer deadline for Fraser and Neave for a second time, but not raised its bid despite a rival's higher tender.
19 November 2012
The apparent end of US baker Hostess Brands grabbed the headlines last week after a nationwide strike prompted management to move to wind up the business. On a positive note, UK food manufacturers visited China to try to tap into the country's second-largest economy. Click on the headlines for more on our coverage of the major stories this week.
19 November 2012
Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave has booked a drop in annual profits from its dairy business after production was hit by the floods in Thailand late last year.
16 November 2012
Kirin Holdings has agreed to acquire Fraser and Neave's food and beverage business if a wider bid by Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) for the conglomerate succeeds.
15 November 2012
Japanese group Kirin Holdings has doubled the capacity of a dairy products plant in Australia.
23 October 2012
ThaiBev is facing a battle for Fraser & Neave after Singapore hotel and property firm Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) revealed it is in talks with unnamed parties to table a counterbid for the conglomerate.
28 September 2012
Now that Heineken has airlifted Fraser and Neave's share of Tiger beer out of the company's hands, all eyes turn to Kirin Holdings and ThaiBev's intentions for the Singapore food and drink group, writes Chris Mercer.
14 September 2012
A chunk of Dole Food Co.'s business could end up in the hands of one of Japan's largest trading houses it was announced this week - and China appears to be central to the potential deal.
20 August 2012
Nestle executive Stuart Irvine is to become CEO of Australian dairy-to-beer group Lion next year.
15 August 2012
ThaiBev has upped its stake in Singapore food and drink group Fraser and Neave to 26.2%, according to a regulatory filing.