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Unilever has announced a deadline of 2030 for its operations to become carbon positive....
Hovis Ltd, the UK bread maker, has set out plans to cut over 100 jobs in the face of falling demand in the country....
Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the i...
Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods has announced 400 jobs will go as it "streamlines" the business....
Unilever has announced a deadline of 2030 for its operations to become carbon positive.
Hovis Ltd, the UK bread maker, has set out plans to cut over 100 jobs in the face of falling demand in the country.
Chinese pork processor Shandong Delisi has announced plans to invest in a production venture with Australian meat processor and packer Yolarno Pty.
Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.
Icelandic Seachill has announced the launch of its website for the sale of its The Saucy Fish Co. range.
The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.
Spanish canned seafood exporter Hijos de Carlos Albo has confirmed to just-food it may consider a takeover by Chinese investment group China Resources Corporation (CRC).
US private-equity firm Peak Rock has announced the acquisition of Berner Food & Beverage, a manufacturer of private-label dairy products.
Aryzta has announced the departure of Hilliard Lombard, the head of the bakery group's business in Europe and APAC.
Thai Union Group has said companies have been lined up to buy US asset Chicken of the Sea should the Thai group's move to acquire another canned seafood business in the country, Bumble Bee Foods, goes through.
PepsiCo plans to expand a Frito-Lay snacks plant in the US, with investment in the site's production of Cheetos.
LDC, the French poultry processor, has reported an increase in first-half earnings.
Ros Agro, the UK-listed holding company behind Russian sugar-to-mayonnaise maker Rusagro Group, has booked higher nine-month sales and earnings, as sales from its sugar and agribusiness grew..
Annual profits have improved at South African poultry processor Quantum Foods despite a fall in sales.
Empire Bespoke Foods has announced it is launching a virgin olive oil under the Tabasco brand in the UK.
Scandi Standard, the Swedish poultry business, has reported mixed results for the first nine months of the year.
The Scottish Salmon Co. has booked a fall in third-quarter sales and a set of mixed profit numbers for the period.
Yowie Group, the Australian confectionery firm, has struck a deal to sell a chocolate product using the Angry Birds brand in the US.
Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.
Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods has announced 400 jobs will go as it "streamlines" the business.
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