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Brazil President Michel Temer takes aim at JBS bosses amid corruption claims

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corrupt...

India's Prataap Snacks plans IPO

India-based savoury snacks maker Prataap Snacks is planning to float, raising money to invest in production and broaden its product range....

Danone leaning on WhiteWave "synergies" for 2020 growth plan

French dairy group Danone said yesterday (18 May) it is relying on synergies from its acquisition of US food and beverage group WhiteWave Fo...

Ex-Doux chief spearheads US investor's bid for William Saurin from Financiere Turenne Lafayette

Business rescue specialist Arnaud Marion, who was largely responsible for the turnaround of major French poultry firm Doux, is spearheading...

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Brazil President Michel Temer takes aim at JBS bosses amid corruption claims 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corruption scandal that has engulfed national meat giant JBS.


India's Prataap Snacks plans IPO 22 May 2017

Raghavendra Verma

India-based savoury snacks maker Prataap Snacks is planning to float, raising money to invest in production and broaden its product range.


Ferrero 'to launch Kinder egg variant in US' 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

Ferrero has reportedly announced plans to launch a version of its Kinder Egg in the US - Kinder Joy - early next year.


Affinity Beverage acquires Undone Chocolate 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

US craft chocolate maker Undone Chocolate has been snapped up by holding company Affinity Beverage Group, for an undisclosed sum.


Bellamy's appoints John Ho new chairman 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

John Ho, the founder and chief investment officer of Hong Kong-based investment firm Janchor Partners, has taken over as chairman of embattled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.


Flowers Foods books lower Q1 sales, cautious on guidance 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

A flat fresh bread sector, combined with a competitive market place and the divestiture of its mix manufacturing business has resulted in a drop in first-quarter sales for US-based bakery supplier Flowers Foods.


Grupo Bimbo to restart talks on Canada Bread dispute 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has said talks with union leaders, aimed at resolving a dispute that led to a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, are set to resume tomorrow (23 May).


Serbia launches domestic "quality" mark 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Serbian meat producers will be the first to benefit from the launch of a food quality trademark, Srpski Kvalitet - Serbian quality in English - the first "national quality label" for the country.


Burra Foods to supply Yashili with formula 22 May 2017

Dean Best

Chinese infant formula group Yashili International Holdings is to source base powder from Australian dairy ingredients firm Burra Foods.


Irish start-up Strong Roots makes UK frozen debut 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Strong Roots, an Irish start-up food company, is about to break into the UK with listings in Waitrose and Whole Foods Market.


Yildiz eyes more categories for brands 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Turkish food conglomerate Yildiz Holding has appointed Beanstalk as its brand extension agency for its McVitie’s, Godiva, Flipz and Turtles brands in some of its key markets


Pioneer Food Group confirms tumble in H1 earnings 22 May 2017

Dean Best

Pioneer Food Group has confirmed its profits slumped during the first half of its financial year, with the South Africa-based business citing pressure from maize costs.


Germany reports Fairtrade sales "record" 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

Sales of Fairtrade-endorsed food products in Germany reached a record EUR1.2bn (US$1.3bn) in 2016, according to the latest figures.


Canada's parliament votes down GMO labelling bill 19 May 2017

Ben Cooper

A move to make the labelling of genetically-modified foods in Canada mandatory has been defeated in the country's parliament.


Danone leaning on WhiteWave "synergies" for 2020 growth plan 19 May 2017

John Shepherd

French dairy group Danone said yesterday (18 May) it is relying on synergies from its acquisition of US food and beverage group WhiteWave Foods to help lift its recurring operating margin above 16% of sales in 2020.


Barilla boosts growth with better-for-you products 19 May 2017

Ben Cooper

Italian pasta group Barilla has posted a 2% rise in revenues for 2016 to EUR3.4bn (US$3.8bn) over the previous year - and said it was its better-for-you ranges which produced the fastest growth. 


Campbell books Q3 earnings fall, trims sales forecast 19 May 2017

John Shepherd

Campbell Soup Co. today (19 May) booked a fall in sales and earnings for the third quarter of its financial year on weak demand for its condensed soups and broths - and warned that full-year sales could decline.


Britannia Industries unveils Wonderfulls premium cookies 19 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Indian biscuit maker Britannia Industries has expanded its Good Day biscuits brand to include a range of Wonderfulls "premium cookies".


US fresh produce firms urge Trump to secure "modernised" NAFTA 19 May 2017

Helen Arnold

US fruit and vegetable producers are calling for the Trump administration to work towards a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in its upcoming renegotiation of the treaty with Canada and Mexico.


Smithfield Foods launches Skinnygirl deli meats line 19 May 2017

Helen Arnold

US meat group Smithfield Foods has launched a new line of better-for-you cold meats under the Skinnygirl brand.


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