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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

US, Mexico strike deal on sugar imports 29 Oct 14

Dean Best

The US and Mexico have signed a deal that is set to see the suspension of Washington's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Mexican sugar imports.


Performance nutrition drives Glanbia 9M results 29 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Glanbia said today (29 October) it delivered a "good performance" in the first nine months of the year, as the Irish group's performance nutrition brands helped to offset soft sales in its cheese and consumer units.


Taiwan sees exports hit by edible oil scandals 28 Oct 14

Dean Best

Taiwan has reportedly revealed 11 markets have put restrictions on food exports from the country due to the tainted oil scandals hitting the local food industry.


Glanbia chairman to step down 28 Oct 14

Dean Best

Liam Herlihy is to step down as chairman of Ireland-based food group Glanbia in May.


Ros Agro sales surge on Russia import ban 27 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Ros Agro, the Russian meat-to-oils group, has seen sales surge in the first nine months of the year as it benefited from Russia's restrictions on food imports from countries including the EU, Canada and US.


Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, SIAL 24 Oct 14

Katy Askew

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.

Latest blogs

Hoping for a more mature discussion on GM 23 Oct 14

Ben Cooper

A conference being held in London today is taking on the ambitious topic of agricultural technology and specifically will be looking at the implementation of the UK government's Agricultural Technologies Strategy, launched last summer.


Cocoa, chocolate industry set to announce Ebola pledges 14 Oct 14

Dean Best

The World Cocoa Foundation, an industry body including some of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers, is to reveal details of their support for the fight against Ebola in west Africa.

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