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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....

Mizkan announces restructure, 87 UK jobs at risk

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 snap up Brazilian poultry firm Big Frango Group

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to add to its domestic business with the acquisition of local poultry processor Big Frango Group....

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JBS to buy Australian meats group Primo Smallgoods 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

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 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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


Mizkan announces restructure, 87 UK jobs at risk 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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 snap up Brazilian poultry firm Big Frango Group 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to add to its domestic business with the acquisition of local poultry processor Big Frango Group.


UDP to continue trading despite owner entering receivership 21 Nov 2014

Barbara Bierach

Marcus Derwin, the new managing director at Australia's largest privately-owned milk processor United Dairy Power, has said the company will continue to trade, despite its parent entering receivership.


Terrena sells Elivia stake to Dawn Meats 21 Nov 2014

Stuart Todd

French co-operative Terrena has agreed to relinquish a 49% in its beef and pork arm Elivia to Irish meat processor Dawn Meats.


Yili pumps CNY2bn more into NZ facility 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. has made a second investment into the dairy production base in New Zealand it acquired at the end of 2012.


Danone, General Mills, Chobani "misleading parents" 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Danone, General Mills and Chobani have been accused of "misleading parents" looking for healthier foods into buying yoghurts "loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colours and emulsifiers".


Food industry news of the week: Kellogg, JBS, bird flu 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg this week made a move for Bisco Misr after private-equity firm Abraaj tabled an offer for the Egypt-based snacks group.


KT Agrar buys vegetable plant from Greenyard Foods 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German agrifood firm KT Agrar has acquired a vegetable plant in the country from Belgium-based processor Greenyard Foods.


Greenyard Foods profits improve in H1 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods has reported higher underlying half-year profits.


Food industry quotes of the week: BRF, United Biscuits, Raisio 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, we published interviews with senior executives from Brazilian food giant BRF as it embarks on international expansion. Elsewhere, staff at United Biscuits' Aintree factory in Liverpool pushed forward with strike action and Finnish group Raisio secured control of Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.


Kellogg trumps Abraaj bid for Bisco Misr 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has favoured Kellogg over Abraaj for the takeover of its business, after the US cereal giant submitted an EGP908.5m bid to acquire the snack maker, it was revealed in a bourse filing today (20 November)


United Biscuits UK plant to start strike action 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Workers at a United Biscuits plant in the UK are to take industrial action - with the first stoppage on Sunday - amid what union officials called a "management culture of disrespect and bullying".


Dutch suspend poultry distribution again amid second bird flu outbreak 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch authorities have introduced another 72-hr ban on transporting poultry, eggs and other related products after a second outbreak of avian influenza.


Wrigley moves to block Perfetti Van Melle "WTF" trademark 20 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Wrigley, the gum business owned by US confectioner Mars Inc., has moved to block rival Perfetti Van Melle's application to register "WTF" as a trademark in the US.


Unilever's Europe palm oil pledge as worldwide target falls short 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Unilever has said the palm oil it directly sources for its food in Europe will be 100% traceable and sustainable by the end of the year - but admitted it had fallen short of a worldwide pledge made 12 months ago.


Raisio CFO Jykri Paappa steps down 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Finnish food firm, Raisio, has announced the departure of its chief financial officer Jyrki Paappa.


Freedom Foods, China New Hope strike dairy deal 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Freedom Foods Group and Perich Group have signed an agreement with China's New Hope Group that sees millions invested in Australian dairy farms.


Kellogg unveils swathe of US cereal NPD 20 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg has unveiled a swathe of new cereal items in a bid to tap into consumer demand for products with an improved health and wellness profile in the US.


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