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Home, overseas factors drive Bega bid for WCB

Competition among processors for milk supply in Australia, price pressure from retailers and Bega Cheese's desire for greater scale to compe...

Asia drives more Europe dairy consolidation

The prospect of tapping growing demand for dairy in markets in Asia has driven another deal in Europe's dairy sector - this time a merger be...

General Mills' pursuit of Yoplait

Months of speculation were drawn to a close this morning (18 March) when it was confirmed that General Mills has entered into exclusive nego...

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

The announcement today that General Mills has entered exclusive talks to buy a stake in French dairy business Yoplait will end one of the mo...

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BRICs and beyond: Candia in Middle East and Africa 10 Feb 2011

Stuart Todd

Northern Africa and the Middle East are firmly in the geo-political spotlight, with the political unrest that surfaced in Tunisia last month spreading to the current ongoing protests in Egypt. There are also signs of dissent in Jordan and Yemen. just-food's Stuart Todd spoke to Jean-Luc Deher, international director of French dairy processor Candia, about the Sodiaal-owned company's presence in the region and the risks of operating in such an environment.

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2013 sales, profits up at dairy group Sodiaal 26 Jun 2014

Dean Best

French dairy giant Sodiaal has reported higher sales and profits for 2013, boosted by recent mergers and its cheese business.

Synutra starts works on French drying facility 15 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese infant formula firm Synutra International has started construction of a drying facility for powdered milk and fat-enriched demineralised whey in Carhaix in France.

French dairy firm Sodiaal completes merger with 3A 8 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dairy firm Sodiaal has today (8 January 2014) confirmed the completion of a merger with counterpart 3A following the deal being announced by just-food in June 2013.

Agrial to invest in international expansion 17 Sep 2013

Stuart Todd

French co-operative Agrial has raised around EUR95m (US$126.9m) on the Paris stock exchange's private bond Euro PP market to finance international expansion.

Boncolac invests in deli products plant 6 Sep 2013

Stuart Todd

French patisserie maker Boncolac is expanding its deli products activity with a new manufacturing plant in south-west France.

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