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What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal fo...

Why Flowers Foods organic bread deal is a killer

Flowers Foods last week announced the acquisition of organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread, a move which accelerates its growth in the org...

Kraft Heinz sales drab but earnings outlook bright

Kraft Heinz Co. last week gave some indication of the financial performance of its constituent parts when the newly-formed company published...

Analysis: Unilever's global ice cream push

Unilever is the world's largest ice cream maker but the FMCG giant is not resting on its laurels. Kevin Havelock, president of refreshments,...

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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

Mitsubishi buys stake in Olam International 30 Aug 15

Dean Best

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. is to buy 20% of Singapore-based agri-food group Olam International.


B&G Foods "front-runner for Green Giant" 28 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business.


Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 28 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


Industry news of week - Green Giant, Just Mayo 28 Aug 15

Dean Best

A deal for Green Giant could be nearing with claims US group B&G Foods is in advanced talks to buy the business from General Mills. Elsewhere, eight companies have expressed interest in Australia's Brownes Dairy, while one sale that was announced this week was the acquisition of European snack bar maker VSI by US co-packer Hearthside Food Solutions. And one story that caught your attention was upstart US egg-free mayo maker Just Mayo coming under fire from the country's food watchdog.


Terrena set to close Doux deal in new year 27 Aug 15

Dean Best

French food co-op Terrena and local agribusiness Sofiprotéol should seal their deal to acquire a majority stake in poultry processor Groupe Doux in January.


Rhodes Food Group's Deemster buy gets green light 27 Aug 15

Dean Best

Rhodes Food Group's acquisition of fellow South African food company Deemster has received the all-clear from the country's competition watchdog.

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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.


Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 15

Dean Best

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.

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