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Why Post is increasing its exposure to cereal

Since it span off from Ralcorp Holdings three years ago, Post Holdings has followed an aggressive M&A strategy. Deal-making has focused on d...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

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...

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

Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Hershey to acquire meat jerky firm Krave 29 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

US confectioner Hershey has confirmed it is to acquire premium jerky firm Krave Pure Foods.


Capespan expands fruit packing capability 29 Jan 15

Katy Askew

South Africa's Capespan has increased its fruit packing capacity through the acquisition of two assets: the Novo pack house and Theewaterskloof Estate.


Hershey linked to takeover of jerky maker Krave 28 Jan 15

Katy Askew

US confectioner Hershey has been linked to a possible takeover of protein snack group Krave.


San Miguel to buy out Hormel Foods from Vietnam JV 28 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Philippines food and drink business San Miguel Corp. is to buy out US group Hormel Foods from the companies' venture in Vietnam.


Crisp maker Sibell acquires Spain's Celigueta 27 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

French crisp maker Sibell has acquired Spanish counterpart Celigüeta and its production plant in Victoria.

Latest blogs

What lies ahead this year? 2 Jan 15

Dean Best

just-food is open today after a fun festive break. As you ease yourselves into the new year, take a look at what our team of writers think will be the key issues facing your businesses in 2015.


just-food closed for the holidays 23 Dec 14

Katy Askew

just-food's editorial team will be taking a well-earned festive break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 2 January.

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