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Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

ConAgra suggests there is life in old brands yet

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-qua...

Kellogg eyes long-term benefits of Africa JV

US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week that it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Ke...

Why Quorn Foods auction promises to be competitive

The starting gun on the race for Quorn Foods is to be fired this week and interest in the UK meat-free business is likely to be high....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Permira's plans for new US snacks asset 24 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Private-equity giant Permira has snapped up Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks Holding, two US companies focused on healthier products. John Coyle, a partner at Permira, talks to Dean Best about why the firm has bought the businesses, the potential for healthier snacks and its plans to expand its new assets.

How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 2015

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

Latest News

Mondelez 'preparing to sell European cheese unit' 2 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Mondelez International is reportedly planning to sell its European cheese and grocery business in a deal that could be valued at as much as US$3bn. 

Unilever acquires Italian gelato group Grom  2 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Unilever has announced the acquisition of Grom, a premium Italian gelato maker that operates over 60 shops in Italy and around the world. 

St Mamet sold to PE firm Florac 2 Oct 15

Stuart Todd

French private-equity firm Florac has purchased tinned fruit maker St Mamet from a group of Italian co-operatives, Conserve Italia.

Industry news of week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg 2 Oct 15

Dean Best

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.

Samworth enters sports nutrition through M&A 1 Oct 15

Dean Best

Samworth Brothers, the UK branded and private-label supplier, has entered the country's sports nutrition market through the acquisition of SCI-MX.

Rhodes Food Group buys Gen Mills S African unit 1 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Rhodes Food Group will acquire a General Mills South African unit that supplies frozen and dry-mix bakery products to the convenience sector.

Latest blogs

The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

just-food closed - Monday 31 August 30 Aug 15

Dean Best

just-food is downing tools for the public holiday in England and Wales on Monday 31 August. We'll be back at our desks on Tuesday 1 September.

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