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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

French yoghurt "cartel" set to hear probe verdict 26 Feb 2015

Stuart Todd

France's competition regulator, the Autorité de la Concurrence, will render its decision in weeks on an 2012 investigation into an alleged price-fixing cartel among a number of yoghurt producers.


Pioneers enters sealed bid for Arab Dairy 23 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Private equity firm Pioneers Holding is keen to remain in the running to acquire Egyptian dairy firm Arab Dairy, according to a statement from Egypt's financial regulator.


Parmalat to close Canada plant, 92 jobs affected 20 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Italian dairy firm Parmalat is to cease operations at its Marieville plant in Canada, a move that will affect 92 jobs.


Rachel's launches Inspirations range 18 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Lactalis-owned UK organic yoghurt maker Rachel's is launching a range to try to capitalise on growing evening yoghurt consumption.


Lactalis's Al-Nour counters rival Arab Dairy bid 13 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Lactalis-owned Egyptian dairy business Al Nour for Dairy Industries has submitted a fresh offer for local peer Arab Dairy after rival bidder Pioneers Holding had a new offer accepted.

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...

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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...

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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...

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