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Mondelez results and outlook - 7 things to learn

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again tod...

Why Lactalis swooped for Romanian dairy Albalact

French dairy group Lactalis is expanding in Romania through the acquisition of local dairy Albalact. At first glance, Romania might not seem...

Can Yildiz's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a sin...

just-food's three top tips for M&A deals in 2016

just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk runs the rule over the potential deals that could be struck in the food industry in 2016 - and puts forw...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.


Wyke Farms aims to quadruple international sales  5 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

UK cheddar maker Wyke Farms hopes to quadruple the size of its international business over the next four years. For a premium company with some significant long-term ambitions, growing overseas is an increasingly important strategy as Wyke grapples with a highly price-sensitive UK market. Katy Askew speaks to Wyke MD Richard Clothier. 

Latest News

Zespri, T&G to co-operate to target SE Asia 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

New Zealand-based produce groups T&G and Zespri are to work together to try to grow their businesses in south-east Asia.


Kikkoman enjoys domestic and overseas growth 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese food maker Kikkoman has announced increased sales and profits for the first nine months of its financial year, citing positive sales in both its domestic and overseas markets.


News of the week - Coke, Arla, Mondelez 5 Feb 16

Dean Best

Coca-Cola continued to demonstrate its growing interest in the dairy sector this week, with an investment in a business in Nigeria. Staying in dairy, Arla Foods, looking to accelerate its growth, announced plans to create "an organisation fit for the future" and said 500 jobs would go, while Lactalis and Emmi made more acquisitions. Mondelez International, meanwhile, published its annual results and set out sales and margin targets - then watched its shares fall.


Industrias Bachoco posts FY profit fall on costs 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Full-year profits at Mexican poultry processor Industrias Bachoco have fallen on the back of higher costs.


Americana sells majority stake to Dubai investor 4 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Kuwait Food Co. has reached an agreement to sell a 69% stake in the business to a Dubai-based investor group, Adeptio, led by Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar.


Egyptian dairy Domty 'plans March listing' 4 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian dairy firm Domty is reportedly planning to list on the Cairo Stock exchange in March.

Latest blogs

UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

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