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Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways

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Emmi CEO on 2017, M&A, Brexit - interview 2 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The market reacted positively to Emmi's first-half results and the Swiss dairy group's ongoing efforts to improve its profitability but the business does face challenges, not least on its top line. Facing challenges at home, the company is also looking to continue to expand internationally to further broaden its business, although growth has come under some pressure in some overseas markets, while the group has to weigh up the impact of Brexit. Dean Best spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener to find out how the Onken owner sees its near-term prospects.


How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's 13 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Latest News

Japan's Nagatanien buys Chaucer Food Group 2 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Japanese food group Nagatanien Holdings has struck a deal to buy UK-based freeze dried fruit processor Chaucer Food Group.


Agropur to acquire Canada's Scotsburn Ice Cream 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Canada's Scotsburn Ice Cream is selling its assets to local dairy giant Agropur Cooperative for an undisclosed sum.


"No plans" to sell Australia's Wild Breads bakery 2 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments has said it has no immediate plans to sell its two-thirds stake in Australian speciality wholesale bakery Wild Breads.


Costa Group, Macquarie to buy Avocado Ridge 2 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Australian produce company Costa Group Holdings has teamed up with investment bank Macquarie to buy the Avocado Ridge avocado orchards and packing operations from the Carney family. 


Quotes of week: Nestle, Unilever, Wilmar, GNP 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week, Nestle got the industry talking with its claim it can "significantly reduce" the sugar in its confectionery products and Unilever gave a detailed update on its strategy at its 2016 investor day, while the two companies were among those under scrutiny for their sourcing of palm oil after Amnesty International's claims child labour is being used on plantations in Indonesia.


News of week: Nestle, GNP, palm oil labour claims 2 Dec 16

Dean Best

This week's major headlines included Nestle's claim it may be able to cut the sugar it uses in its confectionery by up to 40%, Pilgrim's Pride snapping up US poultry peer GNP and Amnesty International claiming child labour is being used on palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

Latest blogs

Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration 13 Oct 16

Dean Best

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.


Orkla goes with its gut on latest acquisition 4 Oct 16

Dean Best

Orkla, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the Nordic region, has added to its portfolio this week with an acquisition of a brand in the health sector.

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