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Parmalat could milk Harvey Fresh in Oz, overseas

Parmalat, majority-owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a significant move to bolster its business in Australia 15 years after it...

Focus: Saputo looks overseas to offset home trials

Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expanding apace internationally as it looks to offset domestic challenges with growth overseas. The group is...

Best bits: FMCG must adapt to slower BRICs growth

"The Great Deceleration" warned a front cover of The Economist in July, as the magazine reflected on a cooling in the BRIC markets. FMCG com...

Nestle, Lactalis secure prized deals

In the last 72 hours, Nestle and Lactalis have struck significant pieces of M&A, writes Dean Best....

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Parmalat nears Lacteos Brasil acquisition 26 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Parmalat is nearing a deal to acquire assets from bankrupt Brazilian dairy Lácteos Brasil (LBR).


Parmalat hails underlying improvement in Q2 5 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Italy-based dairy group Parmalat has said its underlying performance in the second quarter was "significantly better" than the first three months of the year amid pressure from exchange rates and inflation in Venezuela.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 30 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Hitting headlines this week was the bidding war for Hillshire Brands which saw Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride both go head to head. Elsewhere, Peters Food Group was acquired by R&R Ice Cream, while Nestle and Fonterra issued a statement saying they were scaling back their Latin American partnership. Also this week, Synlait Milk announced it was revising its 2014 earnings outlook and Danish Crown announced 190 jobs would go as it chose to close its Bornholm slaughterhouse.


Parmalat profits slump on FX, milk prices 15 May 2014

Katy Askew

A "sharp increase" in cost of raw milk and the negative impact of currency exchange weighed on first-quarter earnings at Italian dairy giant Parmalat.


just-food's research round-up 17 Apr 2014

just-food Research Team

just-food's look at the key issues facing the global confectionery sector, the savoury snacks business in Russia and the dairy industry in Australia are among the reports featured in this week's round-up from our research store.

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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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