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BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market w...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...

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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

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.


Savola reports mixed nine-month profits 24 Oct 14

Dean Best

Saudi food-to-retail group Savola has posted a mixed set of profit figures for the first nine months of the year.


FDA rule on additive process to be enforced 21 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

The US Food and Drug Administration has settled a lawsuit over its food additive approval process, with final rules set to be introduced in 2016.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


K+S's Morton Salt expanding in China 15 Oct 14

Katy Askew

K+S Group's US salt business, Morton Salt, is expanding its brand in China through a deal to import, market and sell a "broad array" of culinary salts and industrial products.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 13 Oct 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Emmi flogged its Italian Trentilatte yoghurt business, while Kellogg sold the Loma Linda brand to Atlantic Natural Foods. Elsewhere, UK baker Finsbury Food Group moved to buy local peer Fletchers Group, while US private-equity firm BBX Capital made its second confectionery acquisition in a week. At the annual IGD Convention in London, UK retail veteran Andrew Higginson caused a stir by hitting out at the country's grocers.

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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