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Venezuela seizes Polar distribution centre serving Nestle, PepsiCo

A distribution centre serving a number of international food and beverage companies – including Nestle, PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Cargil - and...

Burton's Biscuits, Hain, Kellogg linked to Natural Balance sale - reports

Burton's Biscuits, Kellogg and Hain Celestial have all declined to comment on media speculation they have submitted bids to acquire Natural...

Tyson lowers earnings forecast on beef worries

Tyson Foods today (3 August) lowered its forecast for annual earnings after issues at its beef business dampened the US protein company's th...

India court reserves Nestle Maggi judgement pending more tests

The Bombay High Court has reserved its judgement in Nestle's case against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) concernin...

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Venezuela seizes Polar distribution centre serving Nestle, PepsiCo 4 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

A distribution centre serving a number of international food and beverage companies – including Nestle, PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Cargil - and owned by local food giant Empresas Polar has been seized by the Venezuelan authorities.


Burton's Biscuits, Hain, Kellogg linked to Natural Balance sale - reports 4 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Burton's Biscuits, Kellogg and Hain Celestial have all declined to comment on media speculation they have submitted bids to acquire Natural Balance Foods, the maker of Nakd and Trek health food bars.


Controlling Marfrig shareholder may sell shares 4 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

MMS Participacoes Ltda, the controlling shareholder of Brazilian meat processor Marfrig, will be allowed to sell a portion of the shares it owns in the business.


Tyson lowers earnings forecast on beef worries 3 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods today (3 August) lowered its forecast for annual earnings after issues at its beef business dampened the US protein company's third-quarter results.


India court reserves Nestle Maggi judgement pending more tests 3 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

The Bombay High Court has reserved its judgement in Nestle's case against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) concerning the watchdog's handing of the recent Maggi recall.


Tyrrells acquires Australian organic snack maker Yarra Valley 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

UK crisp maker Tyrrells has acquired Australian organic snacks company Yarra Valley Snack Foods.


SunOpta ups presence in frozen fruit with Sunrise Growers buy 3 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

Canadian organic food group SunOpta has said its US$450m acquisition of Sunrise Growers will strengthen its presence in the high-growth, private-label frozen fruit sector.


Bellisio Foods "eyeing sale" - reports 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Frozen meals maker Bellisio Foods is reportedly exploring a sale of the business.


Bear snacks firm Urban Fresh Foods weighs up overseas push 3 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Urban Fresh Foods, the UK firm behind the Bear snacks brand, is looking at ways to expand internationally as part of its latest strategy to grow the business.


Parmalat feels Venezuela impact but sees underlying growth 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Parmalat has posted a fall in first-half profits, despite higher sales, as a result of inflation pressures in Venezuela but the Lactalis-controlled dairy group reported underlying growth.


RCL Foods buys into Ugandan poultry firm Hudani Manji 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African food firm RCL Foods has entered into an agreement with Uganda's Hudani Manji Holdings to acquire a 33.5% stake in the business for US$4.7m.


Kellogg, McCain products on India food safety watchdog reject list 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg and McCain Foods are reportedly on a list of firms that have seen some of their products rejected for approval by India's food safety watchdog.


Kerry launches premium meat brand Fire & Smoke in UK 3 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

Kerry Group is expanding its premium cooked meat brand, Fire & Smoke, into the UK.


Bel Group international reach offsets Europe challenge 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bel Group has reported higher first-half sales and profits, with the French cheese maker's international reach offsetting stagnant sales in Europe.


Maple Leaf hails "progress" as Q2 losses narrow 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Maple Leaf Foods president and CEO Michael McCain said today (31 July) the Canadian group was "pleased with its progress" in the second quarter, with volumes up, margins improving and losses narrowing.


BRF benefits from foreign exchange 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

BRF saw an improvement in its profits during the second quarter, with the meat group benefiting from the translation of its international sales into its weaker domestic currency, the Brazilian real.


Mondelez "cautiously optimistic" on China 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International is "cautiously optimistic" about its progress in China and believes it is taking the right steps amid a slowdown in the market affecting a number of its peers.


Food industry quotes of the week - Mondelez, Happy Family, Nestle 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-half results and cited the benefits of pricing and productivity on its margins. In the UK, Young's Seafood announced a potential revised restructuring plan that could ease the impact on jobs at two plants. Nestle appointed a new MD for its under-fire India arm and just-food caught up with the CEO of Danone's US organic baby food unit, Happy Family, as it ventures into adult snacks.


Unilever, Kinnerton team up for Magnum chocolates line 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has teamed up with UK confectioner Kinnerton to launch a range of Magnum chocolates in the country.


Food industry news of the week - Nestle India, ConAgra, Mondelez 31 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Nestle this week a change of leadership at its embattled unit India, which has been under the spotlight in recent weeks over the nationwide Maggi recall. Elsewhere, ConAgra Foods was reported to have started talks to sell its own-label unit, with Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods said to be interested. Our interview pages included chats with the founder of US organic baby food firm - and Danone subsidiary - Happy Family, Chinese bakery business Dongguan Kam Tai Foods and UK gluten-free company Mrs Crimble's.


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