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How will US biogas push affect food industry?

An initiative launched under the auspices of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will see the government foster a major expansion of bioga...

On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

Analysis: Market bets on higher Chiquita offer

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a takeover approach from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group in f...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part 2: Agropur CEO 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.


just-food interview: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

Latest News

Produce group BanaBay targets US growth 1 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Fresh produce grower and distributor BanaBay is eyeing "agressive" expansion in the US market, where it is rolling out its conventional, organic and Fairtrade offering of bananas, pineapples and plantains.


Hershey heads to court in US trademark dispute 31 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Hershey has hit LBB Imports with a lawsuit, accusing the US importer of infringing its trademarks.


Chiquita mulls lawsuit over NGO allegations 31 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International is considering whether to sue an NGO that has issued a lawsuit over the banana supplier's alleged false marketing claims.


Chiquita hit with banana marketing lawsuit 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International uses "unfair and deceptive" marketing for its bananas, an NGO that works on developing sustainable water systems has claimed in a lawsuit.


Rice firm Amira posts Q1 profit increase 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

An increase in volumes sold globally has lead to rice manufacturer Amira Nature Foods posting a 25% increase in profits for the first quarter of 2014/2015.


Tyson sow unit sale paves way for Hillshire deal 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Tyson Foods has agreed to sell its sow purchasing business in order to secure regulatory clearance of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

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