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What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic uncertainty and has long-term implications for UK food m...

How Danone and WhiteWave will benefit from merger

Danone announced a deal to acquire WhiteWave Foods this morning (7 July) in a move that values the Alpro maker at around US$12.5bn. The larg...

Mondelez's bid for Hershey – 5 things to know 

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valu...

Latest Interviews

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 UK, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

Agrial adds French fruit firm to acquisitions crop 28 Jul 16

John Shepherd

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial is to acquire the country's Toque et Fruits fruit firm for an undisclosed sum.


Lactalis silent on new Albalact shares bid reports 28 Jul 16

John Shepherd

France's Lactalis group today (28 July) declined to comment on reports in the Romanian media it had offered RON342m (US$85m) to buy up the remaining shares in its majority-owned Romanian dairy group Albalact.


SunOpta 'under more pressure to unlock value' 27 Jul 16

Katy Askew

A second activist investor, West Face Capital, is reportedly adding to pressure from Tourbillon Capital Partners for SunOpta to sell its business. 


Hochdorf deal aims at Pharmalys takeover 27 Jul 16

John Shepherd

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition business Hochdorf has is in talks aimed at the eventual takeover of local infant formula manufacturer Pharmalys Laboratories.


US investor Sunrise takes slice of Kodiak Cakes 27 Jul 16

John Shepherd

Sunrise Strategic Partners, the US investment vehicle set up by former Boulder Brands CEO Steve Hughes, has taken a minority stake in Utah-based Kodiak Cakes.


Fine Food Holdings in double Scottish acquisition 26 Jul 16

John Shepherd

Scottish-based Fine Food Holdings has acquired two specialist food companies in a double acquisition valued at GBP1.5m (US$1.9m)

Latest blogs

China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 16

Dean Best

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.


Kellogg takeover chatter cools 22 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.

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