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B&G Foods "front-runner to buy General Mills' Green Giant"

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business....

FrieslandCampina H1 earnings up despite flat sales

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy giant, today (27 August) booked a jump in half-year earnings despite flat sales, helped by lower raw milk...

Mengniu sales dip but work on costs boosts profits

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs....

Terrena set to close Doux deal in new year

French food co-op Terrena and local agribusiness Sofiprotéol should seal their deal to acquire a majority stake in poultry processor Groupe...

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B&G Foods "front-runner to buy General Mills' Green Giant" 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business.


Dole CEO David Murdock faces investor payout on takeover 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Dole Food Co. CEO David Murdock and Michael Carter, the company's former president, have been ordered to pay over US$148m to investors over the sale of the US group in 2013.


More lawsuits allege US canned tuna price-fixing 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Three more lawsuits have been filed alleging price-fixing among major US canned tuna companies.


CP Foods halves growth target on Thai slowdown 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods has reportedly halved its target for annual sales growth on the back of the country's slowing economy.


Cricketer Farm set to end cheese production 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Cricketer Farm, the UK cheese maker, has set out plans to stop making and packing cheese early next year after a period of "significant financial losses".


Sales down but profits up at Savencia Fromage & Dairy 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the French dairy group formerly known as Bongrain, has reported lower half-year sales but an increase in profits.


Scandi Standard mixed H1 profits 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has reported higher underlying profits for the second quarter of 2015, although the result was not enough to prevent lower half-year earnings.


Avangardco runs up H1 loss on writedown, sales slump 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Avangardco, the Ukraine egg processor, posted a loss of over US$152m for the first half of the year amid an inventory writedown and a 54% drop in revenue.


Ukraine poultry firm MHP touts "stable" H1 profits 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

MHP, the Ukraine poultry processor, pointed to an improvement in its EBITDA margin in the first half of the year as evidence of "stable financial results" during the period, which included lower sales.


Candyking sales, profits tumble in H1 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, has posted another half-year loss after the loss of contracts at home and in Finland hit sales.


Dairy Crest pulls artificial ingredients from Clover 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has removed artificial ingredients from its Clover dairy spread in a bid to meet growing demand for "more natural, unprocessed foods".


Food industry quotes of the week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


McKee Foods rolls out protein snack bars 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US group McKee Foods has announced the launch of line of protein bars which it boasts "taste unlike any other protein bar on the market".


Food industry news of the week - Green Giant, Just Mayo, VSI 28 Aug 2015

Dean Best

A deal for Green Giant could be nearing with claims US group B&G Foods is in advanced talks to buy the business from General Mills. Elsewhere, eight companies have expressed interest in Australia's Brownes Dairy, while one sale that was announced this week was the acquisition of European snack bar maker VSI by US co-packer Hearthside Food Solutions. And one story that caught your attention was upstart US egg-free mayo maker Just Mayo coming under fire from the country's food watchdog.


FrieslandCampina H1 earnings up despite flat sales 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy giant, today (27 August) booked a jump in half-year earnings despite flat sales, helped by lower raw milk costs, foreign exchange and sales of "added-value" products.


Mengniu sales dip but work on costs boosts profits 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs.


Terrena set to close Doux deal in new year 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

French food co-op Terrena and local agribusiness Sofiprotéol should seal their deal to acquire a majority stake in poultry processor Groupe Doux in January.


Fyffes posts H1 jump in sales, profits 27 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

An improved performance from Fyffes' banana and pineapple businesses has led the produce giant to report a lift in first-half profits and sales.


PopCorners owner BFY Holdings names Paul Nardone CEO 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

BFY Holdings, the newly-established US snacks business, has named former Annie's Homegrown and Immaculate Baking Co. CEO Paul Nardone as its president and chief executive.


Nomad Foods "in line with expectations" amid sales slide 27 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Nomad Foods CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker has said the frozen food group's half-year results "were in line with expectations" despite lower sales.


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