Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.

Kellogg and Abraaj table fresh bids for Bisco Misr

Kellogg and Abraaj Investment Management have tabled new offers for Egyptian snack firm Bisco Misr, with the US food giant again outbidding the private-equity firm.

Briefing: Reformulation in focus

just-food's latest management briefing examines the complex issue of reformulation. What role should the food should the food sector, consumers and governments play in forcing the pace of change?

Interview: Valio hopes to overcome Russian woes

The Finland-based dairy group is grappling with the closure of the Russian border as well as the decline in industrial markets for dairy ingredients. However, it is working to identify new growth avenues, like its lactose-free technology.

M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

The sale of Italy's Trentinalatte confirms growth through M&A is not something at which Emmi is always successful. Would the Swiss dairy group's shareholders consider a liquidity event that would make them a participant in European consolidation?

General Mills US "priority" categories gain share

General Mills has reported market share growth across its three "priority" categories in the US - cereal, yoghurt and snacks - but sluggish...

Focus: Danone CEO Faber puts stamp on business

Danone today (12 December) made a series of announcements, including a division to focus on Africa, an update on the future of the company's...

Why new laws on food labels can benefit business

The new EU-wide food labelling regulations coming into effect tomorrow (13 December) represent the most extensive revision of food labelling...

Cleaning up Tesco will have mixed supplier impact

Tesco issued another profit warning this morning (9 December) that once again highlights the challenging task facing new CEO Dave Lewis. In...

In the spotlight: Hershey's Allan Candy buy

As The Hershey Co expands in international markets, attention has focused on high-growth opportunities such as China and Latin America. Howe...

Comment: Unilever spreads sale unlikely to be soon

Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, a...

Deal or no deal: How restructuring at Unilever could lead to more portfolio adjustments 4 Dec 14

Unilever is establishing a stand-alone unit for its spreads brands, prompting fresh speculation that the group could be preparing for a sale of the business. At the same time, this week's acquisition of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto would suggest that the Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant is prepared to invest in growth areas in food. Could these changes spell further portfolio adjustments? Katy Askew reports.

BRICs and beyond: Britannia's e-cookie and why competitors won't follow suit 3 Dec 14

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail stores. With India's e-commerce market predicted to be worth US$70bn by 2020, none can fault Britannia for testing the online waters. It's also a great PR move. But there are some dangers the food industry might want to consider before it jumps online. Hannah Abdulla explores.

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Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee

Dean Best | 19 Dec 14

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.

BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal

Dean Best | 19 Dec 14

Brazilian food group BRF and Indonesia food company Indofood are set to work together in the Asian market.

Unilever ends Just Mayo legal action

Dean Best | 19 Dec 14

Unilever has withdrawn the lawsuit against Hampton Creek in which it accused the US company of deceiving consumers with its egg-free Just Mayo.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:00pm 19 Dec 2014)

Pork Farms "disappointed" over Kerry deal ruling

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Unilever in European disposal of Mazola oil

Japan dairy firms tackle butter shortage

Parmalat moves for Australian dairy Longwarry

Maspex buys Agros Nova assets from PE firm IK

OneHarvest to build salads plant in Australia

Food industry quotes of week: Kraft, Thai Union

The just-food interview part two: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 16 Dec 14

Stuart Todd

In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.

The just-food interview part one: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 15 Dec 14

Stuart Todd

French poultry supplier Groupe Doux is a company looking to the future after a challenging recent past. From June 2012, Doux spent 18 months in administration after pressure from raw material costs and a failed foray into Brazil. In the a two-part interview, Stuart Todd speaks to Doux CEO Arnaud Marion, the turnaround specialist hired by the administrators and who has stayed on to lead the business into what he hopes is sustained recovery.

just the answer: Scott Wotherspoon, CEO of A2 Milk UK 10 Dec 14

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. is looking to revitalise its business in the UK. It entered the market in 2011 through a venture with Robert Wiseman Dairies. However, the sale of A2's partner to German dairy giant Muller a year later held back its ambitions. Scott Wotherspoon, recently-appointed CEO of A2's UK arm, talks to Dean Best about the company's plans.

Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal

Dean Best | 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

Dean Best | 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.

Woolworths campaigns to boost popularity of not-so-perfect veg

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Dec 14

Imperfection is quickly becoming a way for the food industry to tackle the problem of food waste.

2014 in review

We provide some at-a-glance lists of our most-read news, analysis, comment and interviews in 2014. Want to know more? Click on the headlines.

How two Egyptian food companies are attracting international interest

Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr and local dairy company Arab Dairy have hit the M&A headlines. Kellogg is battling it out with private-equity group Abraaj for Bisco Misr, while Arab Dairy has attracted takeover bids from Arla Foods and, this week, Lactalis.

Mondelez targets Vietnam

The global snacks group has moved to deepen its presence in the emerging market with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks business of local food company Kinh Do.

Godiva owner Yildiz Holding buys United Biscuits

The Turkey-based food group has snapped up the UK-based owner of biscuit and snack brands including McVitie's, Jacob's and BN.

Food and Grocery Retailing in Russia– Market Summary & Forec

Food and Grocery Retailing in Russia– Market Summary & Forecasts: Comprehensive overview of the market, consumer, and competitive context, with retail sales value and forecasts to 2018

“Food and Grocery Retailing in Russia – Market Summary & Forecasts”, report, published by Conlumino, provides a detailed analysis of both the historic and forecast market data of food and grocery retail sales across key channels in Russia. In addition, it provides an overview of changing shopping trends, government policies towards business, the influence of various economic variables on the retail industry, the competitive landscape and detail of key retailers... Read more

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Indonesia Food and Drink Report Q1 2015

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Kellogg Company : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis

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