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Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely...

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

Will Bonduelle swoop for Green Giant?

With General Mills apparently preparing to sell its Green Giant brand, Bonduelle is rumoured to be looking at a bid. The fit between Green G...

Focus: ConAgra own-label exit plan is about growth

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...

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Interview: Permira's plans for new US snacks asset 24 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Private-equity giant Permira has snapped up Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks Holding, two US companies focused on healthier products. John Coyle, a partner at Permira, talks to Dean Best about why the firm has bought the businesses, the potential for healthier snacks and its plans to expand its new assets.


How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 2015

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

Latest News

Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava 30 Jul 15

Katy Askew

European dairy companies Arla Foods and Valio have both moved to quell rumours they are interested in acquiring a controlling stake in Latvia's Jelgava Dairy Company.


Post, TreeHouse "in talks over ConAgra own-label" 29 Jul 15

Dean Best

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.


CapVest buys Origin stake in Valeo Foods 28 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Private-equity firm CapVest Partners has acquired a 32% stake in Irish food firm Valeo Foods from owner Origin Enterprises.


Charoen Pokphand Foods buys Russian poultry group 27 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has entered into a deal to acquire the integrated Russian poultry business of Agro Invest Brinky.


Hain Celestial buys plant-based food firm Mona 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hain Celestial has announced the acquisition of plant-based food and beverages maker Mona, which operates facilities in Germany and Austria.


B&G Foods on look-out for "right" big buys 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods has said it is on the lookout for "big" acquisitions so long as they are the "right fit" for the company.

Latest blogs

Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 15

Dean Best

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.


Ex-Nestle, Kraft execs join ConAgra board 9 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has appointed former senior executives at Nestle and Kraft to its board, just three weeks after activist investor Jana Partners took a 7% stake in the US food group.

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