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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...


Food companies hungry for Suarez spotlight 25 Jun 14

Brand owners from Mars to Mondelez International were very quick off the mark yesterday after Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez allegedly bit an Italian opponent at the World Cup in Brazil, taking to Twitter to grab a chunk of the spotlight for themselves...


France set to leapfrog UK in European e-commerce league - Kantar 17 Jun 14

Kantar Worldpanel is the latest research body to add its voice to industry watchers urging brand owners to think seriously about online. In a similar vein to the likes of the IGD, Kantar has suggested e-commerce sales will jump during the decade and its report offers some interesting forecasts...


Parmalat's Lactalis court case comes to an end 29 May 14

The Italian dairy group was in the spotlight last year after minority investors complained about its acquisition of Lactalis American Group, the US-based arm of majority shareholder Lactalis. This week, an appeals court in Italy brought an end to the protracted legal dispute...


just-food closed for public holiday - but catch up with our top content here 26 May 14

We have downed tools today for the spring public holiday in England and Wales. However, while we are dodging the showers, those of you at work can catch up with some of our top content from the last seven days...

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