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Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 14

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business...


German watchdog rebukes retailers Edeka and Tengelmann 12 Dec 14

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain...


Sainsbury's reappears on the M&A rumour mill 8 Dec 14

The UK's third-largest grocer has returned to the M&A headlines over the weekend, with claims activist fund Crystal Amber is in discussions with overseas investors about a possible bid for the retailer...


Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war 24 Nov 14

There has been a rise in the number of food companies in the UK filing for insolvency - and the intensification of competition between the country's grocers has been blamed...


Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries 20 Nov 14

Food exporters targeting emerging markets should target focus on cities instead of countries, management consultants McKinsey has said...


Industry needs to nudge consumers along road to health 19 Nov 14

How can diet-related ill-health be tackled? How can the health and wellbeing of the population improve? Such a complex issue is often reduced to soundbites and brickbats, with industry in the firing line. Some of the criticism is misjudged, some well-founded. However, what is certain is manufacturers have a central - perhaps the central - role to play...


Australia's dairy industry hails China trade deal 17 Nov 14

Dairy processors in Australia believe the agreement between Canberra and Beijing will make them more competitive in a key export market...


Nestle mulls future of another unit 14 Nov 14

Davigel, Nestle's France-based foodservice division, could be the next business sold as the world's largest food maker reshapes its portfolio...


European Parliament votes for member state veto on GM crops 13 Nov 14

MEPs have shown their support for plans to allow individual countries to ban the cultivation of GM crops, even if they have been approved at EU level...


Nissin eyes benefit from Manchester United's global reach 10 Nov 14

Executives from Japanese food group Nissin were in the UK at the weekend to unveil a global marketing campaign with Manchester United they hope will boost its profile outside a stagnant domestic market...

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