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Comment: Multinationals face local challenge

Food companies in developed markets are increasingly looking to cash in on the potential offered by high-growth emerging markets. But as dat...

Spotlight: Ambitious Mizkan in Ragu, Bertolli buy

Japanese condiments maker Mizkan Group has set out a clear growth agenda to grow overseas sales and globalise its operations in order to off...

2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A acti...

Questions remain for Carrefour, Premier CEOs

The work the chief executives of Carrefour and Premier Foods - two companies with a lot on their plates - has been welcomed by industry watc...

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Interview: Mizkan Euro-Americas chief Craig Smith 19 Jul 2012

Michelle Russell

Earlier this month, Japanese food group Mizkan acquired Premier Foods plc's vinegar and sour pickles business in the UK, including the Sarson's and Haywards brands. In the latest just the answer interview, Mizkan EuroAmericas president Craig Smith tells Michelle Russell what the company's plans are for the brands and about its long-term ambitions in Europe and beyond.

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Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 27 May 2014

Dean Best

Japan's Mizkan Group got out the chequebook again this week, with the acquisition of Unilever's North American pasta sauces business. The deal followed its 2012 purchases of brands including Branston and Haywards from Premier Foods in the UK. Elsewhere, we ran interviews with the CEOs of UK pork processor and dairy group Adams Foods.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 23 May 2014

Katy Askew

This week saw further evidence of the growing international focus evident from Japanese food powerhouses who are being forced to look overseas for growth to offset weak consumption trends at home when Japan's Mizkan purchased Ragu and Bertolli from Unilever.

Mizkan buys Unilever's US Ragu, Bertolli brands 22 May 2014

Katy Askew

Japanese condiments maker Mizkan Group has agreed to acquire Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli sauce brands in North America.

Quote, unquote: Innovation and trends in UK food 22 May 2014

Dean Best

Dairy Crest, Alpro, Mizkan Group, Asda and Sainsbury's were among the manufacturers and grocers that attended a conference in London to discuss the challenge of developing a food product that sticks in the UK grocery market.

Mizkan driven by overseas growth 22 May 2014

Katy Askew

Mizkan Group, the Japan-based food company, booked a jump in 2013 sales and earnings this week, as growth overseas propelled top line gains.

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