Abraaj ups offer again in Bisco Misr takeover battle

Private-equity firm Abraaj has tabled a fresh bid for Egyptian snack maker - and Kellogg takeover target - Bisco Misr.

The prospects for protein

More consumers are looking for food high in protein. We analyse what is driving demand, shine the spotlight on key categories, outline the ingredients used in high-protein foods and discuss the moves the packaged food giants are making in the space.

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?

Comment: Mondelez digital strategy suffers blow

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority dealt Mondelez International a blow today (26 November) when it found the group's YouTube ads breac...

Transformed Post confident about prospects

Post Holdings has undergone significant change in the last two years through a spate of M&A. While there are questions about the outlook for...

On the money: How Greencore is outperforming

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its ex...

Deal or no deal: Frozen sale makes sense for Kerry

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredi...

Regional start-ups aim to ride China's online boom

The e-commerce channel in China is buoyant - one only has to witness the recent IPO of Alibaba in the US to see that - but smaller online re...

JBS sees big opportunity from Primo Smallgoods

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia -...


Digesting digital: Suppliers, retailers must collaborate online to deliver value 21 Nov 14

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focused on a product's RRP. But there are still ways that manufacturers and supermarkets can add value. A central theme of the IGD online conference this week was the need for manufacturers and retailers to collaborate online if they are to avoid a race to the bottom. Katy Askew reports.


In the spotlight: Can BRF deliver on its aggressive growth strategy? 20 Nov 14

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has undertaken a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive to streamline its operations and build a structure that will deliver stable returns. BRF has now turned its attention to expansion, setting out an ambitious growth agenda. Can it deliver? Katy Askew investigates.

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Abraaj ups offer again in Bisco Misr takeover war

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Nov 14

Private-equity firm Abraaj has tabled a fresh bid for Egyptian snack maker - and Kellogg takeover target - Bisco Misr.


Danone "mulls Yakult stake sale"

Dean Best | 26 Nov 14

Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.


Post issues warning over US cereal sector sales

Dean Best | 25 Nov 14

Post Holdings, the owner of US breakfast cereal brands Grape Nuts and Honey Bunches of Oats, said today (25 November) it is preparing for sales in the sector to decline again over the next 12 months.

Recent News - (Updated: 7:23pm 26 Nov 2014)

Hormel mulling exit from Vietnam

Finsbury's UK cake sales offset overseas slide

Hormel Foods to close US plant

General Mills to consider "water risk" in business

Strauss Group sees Q3 rebound

Scottish Salmon Co. posts 9M profit

Italian tomato firm Mutti to enter UK

Zambeef notes improvements in "year of two halves"

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.

McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Nov 14

Global food waste is a mounting problem. In France, McCain Foods and local retailer E. Leclerc have come up with an initiative to eat into that mountain.


Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war

Dean Best | 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.


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.

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.

Global Delivery Takeaway Food Market 2014-2018

Global Delivery Takeaway Food Market 2014-2018

Delivery takeaway food services involve packaging and delivering food with a wide variety of options. This market involves both companies involved purely in delivery takeaway services and those restaurants offering dining-in and takeaway facilities. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global market during the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report takes into account the revenue generated from delivery and takeaway of food items to the commercial and non-commercial customers... Read more

Published: November 2014 - ($2500.00)


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

Published: October 2014 - ($1250.00)


Kentucky Fried Chicken (Japan) Limited - Company Capsule

Published: November 2014 - ($99.00)


Parrys Sugar Industries Ltd - Company Capsule

Published: November 2014 - ($99.00)


Cafés/Bars in the US

Published: November 2014 - ($900.00)


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