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Arla Foods' move to change its business relationship with Brazilian dairy group Vigor opens up access to 40,000 retailers in the country....
General Mills has set out plans to close two plants in the US as the food group, with sales under pressure, looks to reduce costs....
United Biscuits has said moves to restructure its plant in Manchester may lead to the loss of 157 jobs....
WhiteWave Foods is to acquire US dairy products manufacturer So Delicious Dairy Free in a US$195m deal....
Russian meat group Cherkizovo is looking to capitalise on existing assets in the south-western region of Voronezh by expanding pork and poultry production.
After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.
South African fresh and canned food processor Rhodes Food Group Holdings plans to list new shares on the Johannesburg stock exchange in a move that could raise as much as ZAR1.35bn (US$122m).
Nestle today (19 September) unveiled a plan to invest MXN700m (US$52.9m) over the next six years to increase milk production in Mexico.
United Biscuits has said moves to restructure its plant in Manchester may lead to the loss of 157 jobs.
Ireland's Valeo Foods has launched a range of cooking pastes in its domestic market under its Erin brand.
Arla Foods' move to change its business relationship with Brazilian dairy group Vigor opens up access to 40,000 retailers in the country.
UK-based popcorn maker Universal Flexible Packaging is to move factories as it looks increase capacity.
Arla Foods has acquired a stake in Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos.
General Mills has set out plans to close two plants in the US as the food group, with sales under pressure, looks to reduce costs.
South African produce group Capespan Group has acquired a 25% stake in Hong Kong-based fruit and vegetable distributor Good View Group.
Serbian food maker Danubius has opened a pasta production line as it looks to bolster its range of products.
Speciality juice maker Dream Foods International has entered the Hispanic ambient space with the acquisition of the Casa Mexicana brand from Hispanic Specialty Brands.
ConAgra Foods has reported a rise in underlying first-quarter earnings despite lower sales.
Campbell Soup Co. has developed a range of soups for its domestic market to be used as ingredients in meals.
US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.
Heinz has returned production of some of its baby food products to its home town of Pittsburgh, reportedly as part of an agreement with TreeHouse Foods as co-packer.
The Taiwanese government has unveiled plans to increase fines for food safety violations in the wake of this month's "gutter oil" scandal.
Slovenian poultry producer Perutnina Ptuj is reportedly exploring options including a sale of the business.
WhiteWave Foods is to acquire US dairy products manufacturer So Delicious Dairy Free in a US$195m deal.
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