Mergers & acquisitions: Latest news and analysis articles
Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...
After a series of disposals in central Europe over the last nine years, Orkla has recently snapped up a food maker in the Czech Republic. ju...
Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...
Nestle and R&R Ice Cream have finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses. The new joint venture brings a number of benefits and i...
Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.
John Haugen, vice president and general manager of General Mills' investment arm 301 Inc., speaks to Hannah Abdulla about how backing start-ups helps the US food giant shape its future growth portfolio and why the first two companies it is supporting - Rhythm Superfoods and Good Culture - are deemed the perfect fit.
Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.
Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.
Canadian dairy cooperative Gay Lea Foods is to acquire another slice of the country's dairy market with the purchase of Ontario cheese maker Black River Cheese Company.
Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - have set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies".
UK-based jerky firm Meatsnacks Group has struck a lease agreement with Scotland's Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for a facility in Spey Valley formerly occupied by Young's Seafood.
Premier Foods has taken full control of its powdered drinks and desserts joint venture, Knighton Foods.
Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.
The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.
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- The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview
- Colian hungry for international growth - interview
- Why trust is key in US natural food sector
- Nestle sets new savings target
- ConAgra focusing on core with Spicetec sale
- US food labels to include "added sugars" info
- Premier takes control of powders JV Knighton
- Kraft Heinz to expand US plant