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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...

Focus: Sovereign, pension funds to vie for M&A

Could sovereign wealth funds and pension funds become more active participants in deal-making in the FMCG industry? Perhaps so, writes Dean...

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Weetabix to make 30 redundancies in UK 7 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Weetabix has announced it is to make 30 redundancies in the UK after reaching the end of a consultation process it began in April.

Weetabix to outsource specialist cleaning 15 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Weetabix has entered into employee talks over the potential transfer of contracts after the decision was taken to outsource specialist cleaning activities at two sites.

ABF acquires Dorset Cereals 5 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods is understood to have entered an agreement to acquire up-market cereal brand Dorset Cereals.

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.

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 14 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Olive oil giant Deoleo this week announced its board had backed a takeover bid from private-equity giant CVC Capital Partners. Elsewhere, Mondelez International announced plans for another plant in Russia and the political party that looks set to be the major party in India's next government said it would ban foreign supermarkets entering the country's retail sector.

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