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What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

Mondelez, Burton's look ahead after Cadbury deal

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Wal-Mart Stores' online business in the US has been growing but industry watchers believe the retail giant's expansion has been slower than...

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Emmi CEO on 2017, M&A, Brexit - interview 2 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The market reacted positively to Emmi's first-half results and the Swiss dairy group's ongoing efforts to improve its profitability but the business does face challenges, not least on its top line. Facing challenges at home, the company is also looking to continue to expand internationally to further broaden its business, although growth has come under some pressure in some overseas markets, while the group has to weigh up the impact of Brexit. Dean Best spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener to find out how the Onken owner sees its near-term prospects.


How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's 13 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

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Mahindra Univeg takes minority stake in MeraKisan  29 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Mahindra Univeg, a 60:40 joint venture between India's Mahindra Agri Solutions and Belgium-based produce giant Greenyard Foods, is acquiring a minority stake in produce distributor MeraKisan. 


Nature’s Path takes majority stake in Gorilly Good 28 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Canada-based organic food maker Nature's Path has acquired a 51% stake in Gorilly Goods, a manufacturer of organic raw snack products. 


ConAgra acquires Frontera Foods' "gourmet" brands 27 Sep 16

Katy Askew

ConAgra Foods has acquired fellow US group Frontera Foods, including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands. 


Aryzta: Picard buy-out subject to "stage gates" 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Aryzta has said buying French frozen food retailer Picard remains important to its plans but the Switzerland-based bakery group has insisted whether it decides to turn into its minority stake into full ownership is subject to a series of metrics.


Shandong Delisi abandons Yolarno tie-up 27 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Chinese pork processor Shandong Delisi has abandoned a planned investment in partnership with Yolarno Pty, the parent company of Australian beef processor Bindaree Beef.


Nestle close to finalising Garoto deal 25 Sep 16

Paula Krizanovic

Nestlé is close to formally completing the acquisition of Garoto, 14 years of after it first struck a deal to buy the Brazilian chocolate maker.

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Hain Celestial's Orchard House deal waved through 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

The UK's competition regulator has given the all-clear to Hain Celestial's bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods, nine months after the US group announced the deal.


WhiteWave Foods sets date for vote on Danone sale 16 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.

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