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Focus: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Mull...

Premier Foods to push on with range revamp

Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said....

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

Why FMCG background key for next Thorntons CEO

In some ways, Jonathan Hart will leave the UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons next month in a better position than he found the busin...

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Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.


How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 2015

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

Latest News

DMK to shut two ice cream plants 22 May 2015

Katy Askew

DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.


Cerealia owner set for sale talks 22 May 2015

Stuart Todd

Alphabeta 4, a company indirectly controlled by Norway-based private-equity firm IK Investment Partners, is poised to start talks with Sagard Private Equity Partners to buy French chilled dough business Cérélia.


Muller launches branded butter in UK 22 May 2015

Dean Best

German dairy giant Muller has launched a branded range of butter in the UK, targeting the country's convenience retail and foodservice sectors.


Ireland issues stricter rules on food marketing 22 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published new guidance to ensure consumers are not "misled" by the use of some marketing terms on foods.


Weetabix gets new private-equity investor 22 May 2015

Dean Best

Baring Private Equity Asia has struck a deal to buy 40% of UK-based cereal group Weetabix.


DOC Kaas backs DMK merger 22 May 2015

Katy Askew

The members of Dutch dairy cooperative DOC Kaas have backed a proposal to merge their operations with those of German cooperative DMK.

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