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BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

Deal or no deal: Experts split on Dorset Cereals

Toward the end of last week Kellogg, Weetabix and Associated British Foods were all named as potential suitors looking to buy UK cereal bran...

Cereal firms react as breakfast habits evolve

Major cereal manufacturers are reporting disappointing sales and there has been a decline in volume sales over the last few years. It would...

Smithfield, McCormick keep China in spotlight

Investment is flowing into and from the world's emerging markets, as two transactions involving US firms Smithfield Foods and McCormick & Co...

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Food industry quotes of week: Yildiz, Muller 7 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Turkey's Yildiz Holding struck a deal - said to be over GBP2bn - to buy United Biscuits and the Turkish group's CEO took to Twitter to hail the agreement. Meanwhile, German dairy giant Muller agreed to buy Dairy Crest's liquid dairy business in the second big deal of the week. Elsewhere, quarterly numbers continued to come in, with Mondelez International lifting its forecast for annual earnings.


Bright Food "eyes 2016 listing for Weetabix" 6 Nov 2014

Dean Best

China's Bright Food Co. is reportedly targeting listings of UK breakfast cereal business Weetabix and Australian food group Manassen Foods in the next two years.


Bright "to take full control of Weetabix" 13 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese food giant Bright Food is reportedly preparing to take full control of UK cereal business Weetabix.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 8 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Danone CEO Franck Riboud surprised this market this week with his decision to step down from the role after 18 years. Elsewhere, a report into the UK food supply chain was published, while KP Snacks announced it is mulling the closure of two of its UK plants.


Weetabix launches China-specific Alpen bar range 5 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Weetabix has launched a range of Alpen cereal bars in China developed specifically for local consumers.

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