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Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an...

Analysis: UAE leads Gulf interest in gluten-free

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers...

What next for Mars... and for Buffett?

Mars has moved to take full control of Wrigley, buying the minority stake held in the chewing gum maker by Warren Buffett. The deal could cr...

UK obesity, GBK sale, Pei Wei - foodservice focus

September saw UK foodservice operators meet with the country's government to discuss its plans to tackle child obesity. Staying in the UK, u...

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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. 

Latest News

First Milk sells sports nutrition unit CNP 26 Oct 16

Katy Askew

UK dairy cooperative First Milk has agreed to sell its sports nutrition  business CNP Professional to The Protein Partners Ltd. 

Vintage Italia secures US$3m investment  26 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP), along with Silas Capital and Emil Capital Partners, is investing US$3m Florida-based Vintage Italia, the maker of Pasta Chips snacks. 

Hochdorf expands in Africa with Pharmalys buy 25 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has signed a contract to acquire a controlling stake in local African formula manufacturer Pharmalys Laboratories.

Japan's Kewpie expands in Poland with Mosso deal 25 Oct 16

Julian Ryall

Japan's Kewpie Corp. is acquiring Polish food maker Mosso Kwasniewscy as part of its overseas expansion efforts.

Coca-Cola Amatil 'to sell' veg group SPC Ardmona  24 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Coca-Cola Amatil is reportedly preparing to sell its Australian fruit and vegetable unit, SPC Ardmona, next year. 

Blue Goose Capital acquires Tender Choice Foods 24 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Blue Goose Capital Corp, a privately-held, Canadian-based protein and organic food company and a subsidiary of the Dundee Corporation, has acquired Ontario-based Tender Choice Foods Inc for an unspecified sum.

Latest blogs

Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration 13 Oct 16

Dean Best

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.

Orkla goes with its gut on latest acquisition 4 Oct 16

Dean Best

Orkla, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the Nordic region, has added to its portfolio this week with an acquisition of a brand in the health sector.

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