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In the spotlight: Hain swoops for Daniels

Dean Best | 27 Oct 2011

Hain Celestial, the US food maker, is hoping its acquisition of UK chilled foods firm Daniels Group will galvanise its existing business on this side of the Atlantic. The company sees the deal benefiting its operations in Europe and in the US but it is in the UK where it is most likely to be hoping for the greatest impact. Dean Best reports.

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just the answer – Nick Munby, New Covent Garden

Katy Askew | 28 Aug 2009

New Covent Garden, the UK's largest chilled soup brand, announced a major push earlier this week with the launch of six varieties. The company, owned by Singapore Food Industries, hopes the move will attract new customers to the fresh soup category. Katy Humphries caught up with New Covent Garden marketing manager Nick Munby to find out more about the group's plans for the sector.

The just-food interview: Singapore Food Industries

Rupert Sutton | 26 Mar 2008

Singapore Food Industries (SFI) is one of the country’s largest food companies with sales of S$714.9m (US$518.5m) in 2007. It is also a company with both an international profile and further aspirations overseas. Rupert Sutton met with chief operating officer Philip Lim to find out more.

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Food industry news of the week: Nestle, Unilever

Dean Best | 17 Apr 2015

Nestle this week admitted 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's investments in the food industry had led to "accelerate" efforts to "adjust" its portfolio. The food giant was also one of the companies reporting first-quarter results, a group that included Unilever, which saw food volumes rise 3%, although it remains too early to call a sustained recovery from the unit.

BRF to set up venture in Singapore

Dean Best | 16 Apr 2015

Brazil-based food group BRF is to set up a venture in Singapore through a deal with local company Singapore Food Industries.

PepsiCo to cut jobs in restructure | 11 Nov 2010

PepsiCo has closed down its van sales operations in Ireland with the loss of 28 jobs nationwide.

Daniels Group invests GBP8.5m in UK plant | 26 Feb 2010

Daniels Group is investing GBP8.5m (US$12.9m) in a food plant in the UK that will produce a range of fresh and frozen foods for domestic and overseas markets.

New Covent Garden in brand push | 26 Aug 2009

UK soup maker New Covent Garden has announced plans to expand its line-up of fresh soups as part of its 'fresh for winter' marketing push.

Covent Garden adds ‘Sprout’ to range | 24 Feb 2009

The New Covent Garden Food Co. has expanded its product range in the UK to include a line of ready meals for vegetarians.

Irish losses weigh on SFI | 13 Feb 2009

Singapore Food Industries (SFI) has seen its annual profits fall, dragged down by its loss-making Irish business that was placed under administration late last year.

SFI gets new owner | 20 Jan 2009

Singapore Food Industries (SFI), the owner of Daniels Chilled Foods and Farmhouse Fare, has a new majority owner after Singapore Airport terminal Services (SATS) sealed its move to buy over 69% of the business.

SFI winds up ready-meals maker Swissco | 18 Dec 2008

Singapore Food Industries (SFI) has decided to wind up its loss-making Irish business Swissco.

UPDATE: SFI mulls Ireland exit | 5 Nov 2008

Singapore Food Industries remains locked in talks with staff at its Irish business Cresset with a view to possibly quitting the market, the company told just-food today (5 November).

Weak pound weighs on SFI | 5 Nov 2008

The falling value of the pound has weighed on earnings at Singapore Food Industries (SFI), the company has reported.

SFI signed to handle Malaysian fruit | 30 Jul 2008

Singapore Food Industries has struck a deal to distribute fruit and vegetables for Malaysian Agrifood Corp (MAFC) in Singapore.

Home comforts for Singapore Food Industries | 24 Jul 2008

Strong sales growth at home boosted profits at Singapore Food Industries during the first half of the year, the company said today (24 July).

Singapore Food Industries eyes Middle East | 9 May 2008

Singapore Food Industries is looking to boost its presence in the Middle East with plans to help build a ready meals factory in United Arab Emirates.

One-off gains buoy SFI | 29 Apr 2008

Singapore Food Industries has seen first-quarter profits jump 23.5% thanks to growth at home and one-off gains.

Home comfort for SFI during Q3 | 23 Oct 2007

Singapore Food Industries has reported a 13.4% rise in third-quarter sales on the back of a strong performance from its domestic business.

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