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Chiquita shareholders reject Fyffes merger

Investors in Chiquita Brands International today (24 October) voted against the US produce giant's plan to merge with Ireland-based peer Fyf...

Grupo Bimbo profits up on Canada Bread, lower costs

Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as r...

Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October)....

Premier cautious on profits after sales slide in Q3

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a chall...

Recent news

AGT Food & Ingredients eyes packaged food expansion 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Canada-based agri-food group AGT Food & Ingredients is to raise C$80m through a share issue to fund expansion in packaged food.


Food industry news of the week: Chiquita, Premier Foods, LDC 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.


Chiquita shareholders reject Fyffes merger 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Investors in Chiquita Brands International today (24 October) voted against the US produce giant's plan to merge with Ireland-based peer Fyffes.


FSA to investigate goat cheese fraud claims 24 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

The UK's Food Standards Agency is to investigate claims from consumer group Which? that goat cheese in UK supermarkets has been fraudulently labelled.


Del Monte Pacific to raise funds with share issue 24 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Del Monte Pacific plans to issue 36m preferred shares at US$10 per share as part of efforts to raise funds in order to refinance debt.


Hanoimilk sales deteriorate but earnings gain 24 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Hanoimilk, the Vietnamese dairy group, continued to witness declining revenues in the third quarter of the year but lower costs saw profits strengthen.


Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains 24 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October).


Grupo Bimbo profits up on Canada Bread, lower costs 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as raw material costs fell in the third quarter.


Sanfilippo reports profit pressure from higher volumes 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US nut and dried fruit supplier John B. Sanfilippo & Son saw better volumes contribute to improved first-quarter sales - but admitted the higher shipments weighed on its profitability.


Mead Johnson earnings rise but shares slide 23 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Mead Johnson, the US-based infant nutrition group, has booked an increase in third quarter sales and earnings but a narrow miss of consensus expectations caused shares to slide in New York today (23 October).


Industrias Bachoco enjoys 9M profit, sales rise 23 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican poultry processor, Industrias Bachoco, has posted a 21.4% increase in net profits for the first nine months of the year.


Cutrale, Safra increase Chiquita takeover offer again 23 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Cutrale Group and Safra Group have returned to the bargaining table with an increased offer of US$14.50 per share for Chiquita Brands International.


SIAL 2014: Yong Wen Food eyeing Europe, ME 23 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Singapore-based food group Yong Wen Foods hopes to grow the overseas presence of its own brands, with a particular focus on Europe and select markets in the Middle East.


Gruma profits rise on lower costs 23 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mexican tortilla maker Gruma posted a jump in nine-month profits as a drop in costs boosted earnings.


Premier cautious on profits after sales slide in Q3 23 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Premier Foods plc today (23 October) warned its annual trading profits would be "towards the lower end of market expectations" after a challenging third quarter when the UK group's branded sales fell by over 4%.


Cranswick expands in poultry with Benson Park buy 23 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

UK pork processor Cranswick has expanded its presence in the UK poultry category through the acquisition of premium cooked poultry firm Benson Park.


Fonterra plans NZ processing expansion 23 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Fonterra is planning to expand a milk processing site in New Zealand, its home market.


Unilever reports 9M sales drop 23 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

A poor summer and continued weakness in the spreads category have contributed to a decline in turnover for Unilever during the first nine months of the year.


Boulder Brands shares tumble after warning of Q3 loss 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Boulder Brands slumped today (22 October) after the US spreads and gluten-free business said impairment charges on its Smart Balance business would lead it to report a third-quarter loss.


Bongrain posts sales jump on M&A and base business 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

French dairy group Bongrain has reported a 13% rise in nine-month sales on the back of recent acquisitions and growth from its underlying operations.


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