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Comment: Splenda buy would fit Ajinomoto strategy

Japanese food maker Ajinomoto is said to be interested in acquiring the Splenda sucralose business from UK food ingredients group Tate & Lyl...

Spotlight: Aryzta's surprise retail investment

Bakery giant Aryzta got the market speculating over its next move when, just a week ago, it announced plans to sell shares in Ireland-based...

Where could pure-play Wessanen pounce?

After selling US drinks business American Beverage Corporation earlier this month, Dutch food group Wessanen has completed its plans to be a...

Why Heinz-Kraft merger could herald more deals

The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Quorn CEO focuses on further growth 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

There is speculation over the future ownership of UK-based meat-free business Quorn Foods. It is hardly surprising. Quorn has been owned by a private-equity firm since 2010 and is a business enjoying continued solid growth in a challenging industry. Dean Best spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan about the sale rumours and his plans for the business this year.


The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.

Latest News

Kagome acquires US group PBI 17 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Japan's Kagome Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Preferred Brands International, a US-based natural and ethnic food group.


Don Don buys Mercator's in-house bakery 17 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Slovenian baker Don Don has entered into an agreement to buy Pekarna Grosuplj, the in-house bakery business of regional retailer Mercator.


Dutch poultry group Plukon eyes eastern Europe 16 Apr 15

Dean Best

Dutch poultry processor Plukon Food Group is eyeing expansion in eastern Europe as it moves into a "new growth phase" with a new-look consortium owning the business.


BRF to set up venture in Singapore 16 Apr 15

Dean Best

Brazil-based food group BRF is to set up a venture in Singapore through a deal with local company Singapore Food Industries.


Bakkavor sells rest of Italpizza 16 Apr 15

Dean Best

Bakkavor is to sell the rest of its shares in Italy-based frozen pizza business Italpizza.


Nestle in "exclusive" Davigel talks with Brakes 15 Apr 15

Katy Askew

Nestle today (15 April) confirmed it is in "exclusive" talks to sell its France-based foodservice arm Davigel subsidiary to Brakes Group, a UK foodservice supplier owned by Bain Capital.

Latest blogs

Edeka's bid to buy local retail rival Kaiser's blocked 2 Apr 15

Dean Best

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann.


Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 15

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.

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