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Chobani, the US-based Greek yoghurt producer, has been one of the success stories of the US packaged food market, leading the boom in its category. The company has spread its wings internationally (not with complete success) and is looking to grow further, which could be vital with the US Greek yoghurt category showing signs of slowing. In the second part of a two-part interview, Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, about the company's moves in south-east Asia.
Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.
Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as raw material costs fell in the third quarter.
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.
Del Monte Pacific plans to issue 36m preferred shares at US$10 per share as part of efforts to raise funds in order to refinance debt.
Hanoimilk, the Vietnamese dairy group, continued to witness declining revenues in the third quarter of the year but lower costs saw profits strengthen.
Saudi food-to-retail group Savola has posted a mixed set of profit figures for the first nine months of the year.
A poor summer and continued weakness in the spreads category have contributed to a decline in turnover for Unilever during the first nine months of the year.
Liz Truss, the UK's recently-appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, went on a whistlestop tour of the country's exhibitors at the SIAL trade show in Paris yesterday, before pledging more help for businesses looking to expand abroad.
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