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Elliott Review was not blocked, insists Defra 18 Aug 14

The UK government has insisted there was no moves to block the review of the UK food supply chain and said it will published "shortly"...


Brussels to convene "task force" on Russia embargo 11 Aug 14

The EU said today (11 August) a "joined up" response across the bloc is needed to Russia's move to ban a swathe of food imports from the market...


Nestle's UK and Irish business set to hit 100% sustainable cocoa 4 Aug 14

It may have been Cadbury that made the first high-profile move on sustainable cocoa in the UK when it switched Dairy Milk to Fairtrade in 2009. However, Nestle has claimed it will be the "first major confectionery company" in the market to use only sustainable cocoa by the end of next year...


Carlyle snaps up FMCG agency Acosta - but was the deal worth it? 30 Jul 14

Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?..


Japan's Itochu in another agrifood deal 28 Jul 14

Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests...


Food company interest in M&A to continue to climb - EY 22 Jul 14

There has been an increase in M&A among companies in the food sector in recent months - and management consultants at EY expect to the trend to continue...


Could proxy fight hit PepsiCo? 17 Jul 14

Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon...


China's Yili breaks new ground for emerging market dairies 10 Jul 14

The boom in demand for dairy products in emerging markets has been underlined by the latest data on the largest companies in the industry...


Why Wild Flavors could provide ADM with natural shelter from volatility 7 Jul 14

Argibusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland today (7 July) announced its biggest acquisition to date with a US$2.99bn deal to buy Wild Flavors and will be hoping the Swiss firm's portfolio of natural ingredients can help offset the volatility that can hit the US group's core business...


Brussels hits out at Russia's ongoing ban on EU pork imports 27 Jun 14

Moscow's decision to ban EU shipments of pork products entering Russia is "clearly disproportionate, discriminatory and not based on science", Brussels said today (30 June) as it detailed why it had asked the WTO to intervene...

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