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Foodservice focus - Yum! China, Jollibee's US move

Fast-food giant Yum! Brands announced plans to spin off its Chinese operations in a bid to revitalise a business under pressure, while Jolli...

TreeHouse, ConAgra deal - 10 things to learn

TreeHouse Foods confirmed what many suspected yesterday (2 November) when it announced a deal to acquire ConAgra's private brands business f...

Snyder's-Lance wins analyst praise for Diamond buy

Distribution synergies and access to a wider better-for-you portfolio are two of the reasons industry experts have backed the move from Synd...

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

The just-food interview - Bonduelle ready for M&A 28 Oct 2015

Dean Best

In early 2012, Bonduelle struck three deals in eight weeks, acquiring businesses in Russia, Hungary and the US. Aside from snapping up a plant in Canada from local retailer Sobeys in 2014, the French vegetables giant has kept its powder dry, instead integrating the trio of assets it bought three years ago. In part two of the just-food interview, CFO Gregory Sanson says Bonduelle is ready for more deals, reflects on missing out on Green Giant and explains where the group is looking to pounce.

Latest News

Pinnacle to buy Boulder Brands in $975m deal 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Pinnacle Foods has announced a deal to buy fellow US food group Boulder Brands for US$975m.

Cerealto acquires Mexican biscuit factory 24 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Cerealto, the international business of Spanish food firm Grupo Siro, has acquired a factory from Mexican biscuit maker Marian.

Genius Foods buys UK gluten-free firm Chapel Foods 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

Genius Foods, the UK-based gluten-free business has snapped local gluten-free pastry products maker Chapel Foods.

DCOOP, Pompeian to form olive oil "global leader" 20 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Spanish olive oil co-operative DCOOP Group and US distributor Pompeian Group are merging their businesses in a more the companies claimed will create a "global leader" in the olive oil sector. 

Nestle to sell Jamaican dairy unit 20 Nov 15

Dean Best

Nestle is to offload its locally-manufactured dairy business in Jamaica to Caribbean food processor Musson Group of Companies.

Satori takes majority stake in nut maker SunTree 20 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Texas-based investment firm Satori Capital has taken a majority stake in branded and private-label nut and dried fruit maker SunTree Holdings. 

Latest blogs

Could Diamond Foods sell itself piecemeal? 6 Oct 15

Katy Askew

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.

The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

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