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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

Another 'yoghurt cartel' firm to appeal 16 Mar 2015

Stuart Todd

The Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin, one of the nine dairy firms fined in a French price-fixing probe, is to appeal the decision.


French yoghurt cartel fines announced 12 Mar 2015

Stuart Todd

The French competition regulator has handed out fines worth EUR192.7m to nine dairy firms for their part in a price-fixing cartel for private-label products between 2006 and 2012.


UPDATE: Nestle denies competition violation 6 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Nestle plans to appeal against a decision from the Spanish competition regulator decision that found the company, alongside ten other dairies, guilty of price collusion in the market.


Danone, Nestle, Lactalis fined for price collusion 6 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Danone, Nestle and Lactalis are among 11 dairy companies fined by the Spanish competition regulator over alleged collusion on pricing.


Food industry news of week: Dr Oetker, Hain 6 Mar 2015

Dean Best

This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.

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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