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How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push

Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic foo...

Focus: Does size matter for Thai Union Frozen?

Thai Union Frozen Products has rolled out an ambitious growth plan of hitting US$8bn in sales by 2020. The seafood group has embarked on wha...

M&A Watch: Why Danone/Lifeway deal could be next

The over 25x EBITDA valuation in General Mills' recent acquisition of Annie's clears the path for Danone, a main rival in dairy, to pay top...

Viewpoint: US health food in play - at a price

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part 2: Agropur CEO 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.


just-food interview: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

Latest News

United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float" 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potential float of the McVitie's owner.


Thoresen Thai buys Sino Grandness stake 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) has signaled its intention to diversify its business activities with the acquisition of a minority stake in Singapore-listed Sino Grandness Foods.


Podravka tables bid for fish firm Mirna 1 Oct 14

Katy Askew

Croatian food processor Podravka has tabled a bid to take full-control of fish company Mirna.


English Bay Batter acquired by private equity firm 30 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian investment fund Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. has acquired North American bakery company English Bay Batter.


Nestle sells baby food brands Alete, Milasan 29 Sep 14

Dean Best

Nestle has sold baby food brands Alete and Milasan to German investment firm BWK for an undisclosed sum.


Seaboard sells 50% of Daily's to Triumph 29 Sep 14

Katy Askew

Seaboard Corp. has agreed to sell 50% of processed meats division Daily's Premium Meats to US pork group Triumph Foods.

Latest blogs

Cargill snaps up ADM's chocolate business 2 Sep 14

Dean Best

Five months after Cargill's rumoured interest to buy Archer Daniels Midland's cocoa and chocolate businesses came to nothing, the company today (2 September) announced a deal for part of the assets.


Hillshire CEO Connolly bids farewell as Tyson sale sealed 29 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Tyson Foods has completed its US$8.55bn acquisition of Hillshire Brands, with shares in the Jimmy Dean sausage maker delisted before the market opened today (29 August) - and its CEO leaving the business.

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