Lactalis

Food industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from internat...

M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

The recent sale of Italian unit Trentinalatte confirms growth through acquisition is not something Emmi is always successful at. Would, Stef...

BRICs: How dairy deal bolsters Lactalis and BRF

The proposed sale of BRF's Brazilian dairies unit to Lactalis-owned Parmalat looks set to be a win-win for both companies. BRF is focusing o...

Dairy Crest's appeal may grow after deals

Strategically, Dairy Crest's deals with fellow UK dairy group Fayrefield Foods and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to serve the global infa...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: FrieslandCampina export MD Cees Ruijgrok 6 Dec 2012

Dean Best

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has just reorganised its export operations. Cees Ruijgrok is overseeing a more integrated export effort to build on the overseas businesses Friesland Foods and Campina had before their 2008 merger. Dean Best spoke to Ruijgrok about the company's export ambitions.


just the answer - Robin Barraclough, Emmi 27 Oct 2010

Dean Best

Swiss dairy giant Emmi is embarking on two key strategies to develop its business. One is significant international expansion. The second is a global marketing programme that emphasises the "Swissness" of its products. Dean Best met Emmi's head of marketing Robin Barraclough at the SIAL food-industry expo to discuss this twin strategy.

Latest News

Lactalis-owned Al Nour raises offer for Arab Dairy 16 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Lactalis' Egyptian subsidiary, Al Nour for Dairy Industries, has raised its offer rival Arab Dairy, topping a bid from local investment firm Pioneers Holding.


French dairy farmers to take Lactalis to court 15 Jan 2015

Stuart Todd

Five hundred French dairy farmers are to take Lactalis to court over the price they were paid last year for their milk.


Food industry news of week: Tesco, General Mills 9 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Tesco this week claimed it wanted to "regenerate" its relationship with suppliers, with a strategy that looks set to cut the number of SKUs on sale in stores. Meanwhile, speculation emerged Brazilian private-equity firm and Heinz co-owner 3G Capital is looking at further acquisitions in the food industry.


Pioneers ups bid for Arab Dairy takeover 6 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt-based private-equity firm Pioneers Holding has upped its bid to buy Arab Dairy, although it is still short of Lactalis, which has the highest offer on the table.


Pioneers gets more time for new Arab Dairy bid 5 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority is extending the deadline for local private-equity firm Pioneers Holding to bid to buy Arab Dairy, following an offer from local dairy Al Nour for Dairy Industries, a subsidiary of France's Lactalis Group.

Latest blogs

Parmalat's Lactalis court case comes to an end 29 May 2014

Dean Best

The Italian dairy group was in the spotlight last year after minority investors complained about its acquisition of Lactalis American Group, the US-based arm of majority shareholder Lactalis. This week, an appeals court in Italy brought an end to the protracted legal dispute.


How Parmalat has received another boost in Australia 3 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Days after Parmalat announced it had acquired Australian dairy and fruit juice firm Harvey Fresh comes news of a deal of another sort for the Lactalis-owned Italian dairy giant.

Company research

Groupe Lactalis S.A.: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Groupe Lactalis S.A.: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Prof

Synopsis Canadean's "Groupe Lactalis S.A.: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a...

Read more >


Lactalis Ingredients: Ingredients - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Lactalis Ingredients: Ingredients - Company Profile & SWOT R

Canadean's "Lactalis Ingredients: Ingredients - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, key...

Read more >


Grupo Lactalis Iberia SA in Packaged Food (Spain)

Grupo Lactalis Iberia SA in Packaged Food (Spain)

In 2013, Grupo Lactalis Iberia SA continued the restructuring of its business after the acquisitions carried out between 2010 and 2011, which included Puleva and cheese manufacturer Forlasa. The reorg...

Read more >

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?