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The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.
Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.
The Indonesian unit of Japanese probiotic drinks giant Yakult has confirmed it will expand its production facility in East Java to meet growing demand in the country.
Yakult has lifted its forecasts for annual sales and earnings after an increase in revenue and profits in the Japanese group's second quarter.
Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO of Danone after 18 years at the helm of the French food giant. just-food takes a look at the highs and lows of Riboud's tenure.
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