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Maspex: M&A opportunities in eastern Europe

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in...

Nestle's 2014 results: 10 Things to Learn

Nestle reported full-year results that were broadly in-line with expectations, along with a slight beat on margin, this morning (19 February...

Nestle's 2014 results: what the analysts say

Nestle revealed today (19 February) that full-year earnings rose on one-time gains and improved margins. Net sales were down due to the impa...

What could be implications of Tesco probe?

The Grocery Code Adjudicator launched a probe into Tesco's supplier payments today (5 February). Given Tesco has already taken moves to addr...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.


Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.

Latest News

Carlyle Group acquires Spain's Palacios 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Global asset manager The Carlyle Group has acquired a stake in Spanish food manufacturer Palacios Alimentacion from ProA Capital Partners Group and Talde.


Food industry quotes of week: Bega, Kerry, Post 27 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy advised the market to expect a number of M&A deals from the Irish group in 2015. We caught up with the CEO of Australian dairy Bega Cheese, who talked about last year's much talked about takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. Elsewhere, Podravka and Billy Sims China-Food Group advised of developments in China, and Mondelez International announced the closure of a plant in Ireland.


Rice boosts Ebro profits in 2014 26 Feb 15

Dean Best

Spanish food group Ebro Foods saw profits rise in 2014, as higher earnings from its rice business offset a decline in profits from its pasta arm.


Podravka set for China entry 26 Feb 15

Dean Best

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka is looking to start selling products in China through new local offices by the third quarter of the year.


ABF continues to expect profit drop 23 Feb 15

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods continues to anticipate a drop in first-half operating profit and a "marginal" decline in EPS as sugar profitability and foreign exchange hit the bottom line.


Podravka food arm aids profits despite sales slide 23 Feb 15

Dean Best

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka has reported a jump in annual profits despite a fall in sales from its food and drinks division.

Latest blogs

just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 15

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


UK grocery adjudicator could receive power to fine 2 Feb 15

Dean Best

The UK grocery watchdog may be handed the ability to fine supermarkets that breach the code that governs their relationship with suppliers.

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