JBS to buy Australian meats group Primo Smallgoods

Brazilian meat giant JBS has struck a deal to buy Australian ham and bacon producer Primo Smallgoods for A$1.45bn (US$1.26bn).

Kellogg: Bisco Misr bid part of "global leader" snacks aim

Kellogg has confirmed it has pressed forward with a bid to acquire Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr.

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M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

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Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery 12 Nov 14

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years now, as a tight focus on price and improved ranging enable Aldi and Lidl to continue to win shoppers in their droves. This week's announcement that Aldi plans to invest heavily in the market should be viewed as a signal of intent. The Germans are coming - and their advance is likely to put even more pressure on pricing for food makers. Katy Askew reports.

On the money: Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez 7 Nov 14

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for annual earnings this week. The Cadbury owner is seeing some pressure on sales - particularly in Europe - after lifting prices to offset higher commodity costs but analysts are generally upbeat about the US group's prospects.

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Kellogg: Bisco Misr bid part of global leader aim

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Nov 14

Kellogg has confirmed it has pressed forward with a bid to acquire Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr.

Mizkan restructures, 87 jobs at risk in UK

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Nov 14

Mizkan is planning to cut 87 jobs in the UK, with the Japanese food group pointing to "challenging" trading conditions in the country.

JBS to buy Australian meats group Primo Smallgoods

Dean Best | 21 Nov 14

Brazilian meat giant JBS has struck a deal to buy Australian ham and bacon producer Primo Smallgoods for A$1.45bn (US$1.26bn).

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Interview: How BRF plans growth in stagnant Europe 20 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.

The just-food interview part two: CFO Augusto Ribeiro sees BRF moving to growth phase 18 Nov 14

Katy Askew

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

The just-food interview part one: BRF CFO Augusto Ribeiro 17 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Brazilian food giant BRF has an ambitious agenda. The company hopes to expand in what it calls the "white space" of the global protein sector. The group has laid the groundwork by undergoing a far-reaching organisational transformation, which CFO Augusto Ribeiro tells Katy Askew, will enable BRF to deliver a stable margin profile - forming the foundation for planned international expansion.

Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Nov 14

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.

Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries

Dean Best | 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

Dean Best | 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.

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 majors announce Q3 results

Battling lacklustre sales in many markets, the world's packaged food manufacturers are publishing their third-quarter numbers. just-food provides a digest of the figures and analyses the more notable data.

Health and Wellness in South Africa

Health and Wellness in South Africa

Manufacturers continue to focus on making products that contain ingredients that provide natural benefits to consumers whilst ensuring no added costs to the final price. Categories such as bottled water continued to see upward movement in volume sales with products such as natural mineral water holding greater appeal to consumers seeking mineral supplements and low calorie intake from the beverages they consume... Read more

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