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On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

On the money: Hain expects continued organic gains

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even...

Analysis: Market bets on higher Chiquita offer

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a takeover approach from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group in f...

M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Latest Interviews

Moo Free aims to "dominate" dairy-free chocolate 11 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ambitious dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free aims to "dominate" the world market for dairy-free milk chocolate by expanding in new markets and increasing its exposure to the supermarket channel.


Interview: Jelly Bean Factory to accelerate growth 4 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Cloetta announced plans to take control of Aran Candy, a company that manufactures up-market brand The Jelly Bean Factory, last week. Aran co-founder and MD Richard Cullen - who will continue to head up the business following the acquisition - tells just-food that he expects the change of ownership to take The Jelly Bean Factory's growth trajectory to the next level.

Latest News

Watchdog blocks Nortura purchase of Prima assets 22 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Norwegian meat producer Nortura has had its move to acquire slaughterhouse assets from local peer Prima Gruppen blocked by the country's competition authority.


Intermarche cools talk of imminent Gad bid 22 Aug 14

Stuart Todd

French supermarket chain Intermarché has cooled claims a bid for Gad, one of France's leading pork processors, is imminent.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 22 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 22 Aug 14

Dean Best

Russia's food embargo still stands but this week it eased the ban to allow in some agricultural commodities to bolster its food production. The Chiquita takeover saga continued with bidders Cutrale Group and Safra Group appealing to the produce group's shareholders to vote against its merger with Fyffes. Elsewhere, we analysed the performance and outlook for Lindt & Sprungli and Hain Celestial, two companies enjoying robust growth.


Dr Oetker to buy McCain North America pizza arm 21 Aug 14

Dean Best

Dr Oetker has struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' pizza operations in North America.


Jobs set to go at 2 Sisters plants 21 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed jobs look set to go at two of the UK group's sites as contracts come to an end.

Latest blogs

Family Dollar dismisses Dollar General offer 21 Aug 14

Dean Best

The takeover battle for Family Dollar Stores has taken another twist, with the US retailer rejecting a takeover bid from rival Dollar General and in-the-spotlight CEO Howard Levine citing anti-trust concerns.


Hain Celestial CEO characteristically jovial 20 Aug 14

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon is not one to maintain a stony face when discussing his company's performance. This morning's (20 August) conference call was no exception.

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