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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

UPDATE: Arla still eyeing Egyptian M&A ops 3 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Arla Foods is still on the lookout for acquisition opportunities in Egypt, despite its decision to pull out of the race to acquire Arab Dairy Products Co.


Arla quits race for Arab Dairy 3 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Arla has withdrawn from the race to acquire Egypt-based Arab Dairy Products Co, the European dairy cooperative revealed today (3 December).


Food industry news of week: Bisco Misr, Kerry 1 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The bidding for Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr intensified, there was speculation over Kerry Group's frozen ready-meal business and Danone sold its dairy business in Indonesia.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, JBS, bird flu 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg this week made a move for Bisco Misr after private-equity firm Abraaj tabled an offer for the Egypt-based snacks group.


Lactalis submits takeover bid for Arab Dairy 18 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

French dairy group Lactalis has submitted a bid to buy Egypt's Arab Dairy Products.

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.

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