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Mondelez International has declined to comment on speculation it is planning on offloading the Philadelphia cheese brand in Europe....
Osem Investments, the Israeli food maker in which Nestle holds a majority stake, saw sales and profits grow in 2014....
France-based cheese supplier Groupe Bel saw profits fall in 2014, in part soured by raw material costs in the early part of the year....
Brazil-based meat giant JBS has labelled reports it is weighing up whether to return to plans to float its US unit as "press speculation"....
Mondelez International has declined to comment on speculation it is planning on offloading the Philadelphia cheese brand in Europe.
Osem Investments, the Israeli food maker in which Nestle holds a majority stake, saw sales and profits grow in 2014.
The consortium of investors looking to sell a majority stake in Slovenian food group Zito is still in talks with two bidders, one of the shareholders told just-food today (30 March).
Croatia-based food group Podravka is reportedly set to acquire control of Zito, Slovenia's largest food manufacturer, in a deal said to be worth EUR60-65m.
Colombia-based dairy group Alpina is launching a range of coffee-infused yoghurts in the US.
A planned three-day strike by milk delivery drivers in the UK has been cancelled.
Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods has reported higher profits for the first nine months of the year on the back of strong performance in speciality eggs and lower feed costs.
US frozen dairy-free food firm Tofutti Brands saw sales fall in 2014 but its bottom line was helped by price increases and a "more favourable product sales mix".
Danone has marked the relaunch of its Gervais desserts in France as a yoghurt brand with a new advertising campaign.
Canadian food and drink group Lassonde Industries has said it expects underlying sales to "slightly increase" in 2015 despite fierce competition in the beverage sector, which accounts for the majority of its revenue.
France-based cheese supplier Groupe Bel saw profits fall in 2014, in part soured by raw material costs in the early part of the year.
Brazil-based meat giant JBS has labelled reports it is weighing up whether to return to plans to float its US unit as "press speculation".
UK meat processor Dunbia is investing in a new boning hall and in production in Northern Ireland to support its export business.
UK snacks maker Tyrrells is to enter the popcorn market in France with its relaunched Poshcorn brand.
One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.
French food group Tipiak expects sales and net income to rise again in 2015, CFO Jean-Joseph Schiehle has told just-food.
The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.
?Fazer Group today (27 March) insisted that it booked a "strong result" for 2014, despite foreign exchange weighing down sales.
UK crisp brand Ten Acre is set to hit US shelves next month, the latest market for a business set to see international sales surpass domestic revenues this year.
Private-equity investor Wind Point Partners has acquired US aseptic dairy group Gehl Foods for an undisclosed sum.
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