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In the spotlight: Hershey's Allan Candy buy

As The Hershey Co expands in international markets, attention has focused on high-growth opportunities such as China and Latin America. Howe...

Comment: Unilever spreads sale unlikely to be soon

Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, a...

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from internat...

Deal or no deal: Frozen sale makes sense for Kerry

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredi...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Amira aims to be a "global food brand" 11 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Rice supplier Amira Nature Foods is aiming to grow the global presence of its Amira brand from the group's stronghold in the Indian market. Amira believes it can capitalise on the "white space" represented by branded basmati rice - as well as diversifying into other food categories. Katy Askew spoke to Tobias Strerath, Amira business development director, to learn more.


Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's confectionery foray 17 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.

Latest News

Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.


BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Brazilian food group BRF and Indonesia food company Indofood are set to work together in the Asian market.


Pork Farms "disappointed" over Kerry deal ruling 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Pork Farms has said it is "disappointed" over the UK competition watchdog's insistence the UK group must address "concerns" about its acquisition of Kerry Group's savoury pastry assets.


Unilever in European disposal of Mazola oil 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Unilever has struck a deal to sell its Mazola cooking oil brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to German food group Peter Kölln KGaA.


Parmalat moves for Australian dairy Longwarry 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Parmalat has signed a deal to buy Australian dairy firm Longwarry Food Park.


Maspex buys Agros Nova assets from PE firm IK 19 Dec 14

Dean Best

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex is to acquire parts of local peer Agros Nova from private-equity firm IK Investment Partners.

Latest blogs

Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 14

Dean Best

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business.


German watchdog rebukes retailers Edeka and Tengelmann 12 Dec 14

Dean Best

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain.

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