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Acosta Sales & Marketing, the US agency that works on in-store executions with US FMCG giants, has been snapped up by Carlyle. But was the multiple the private-equity firm is said to have paid too pricey?
Almost a year after buying Dole Food Co.'s international packaged food and Asian fresh businesses, Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. has looked again to the wider agrifood sector to diversify its business interests.
There has been an increase in M&A among companies in the food sector in recent months - and management consultants at EY expect to the trend to continue.
Nelson Peltz is not letting go. The US billionaire investor is continuing in his quest to get PepsiCo to split in two - and has reportedly suggested a proxy battle with the company could be on the horizon.
just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.
The boom in demand for dairy products in emerging markets has been underlined by the latest data on the largest companies in the industry.
Scientists in Malaysia are developing a kit that they claim can trace pork in food in under a minute, purporting to offer reassurance to consumers of Halal foods - but the country's Islamic watchdog has issued a note of caution.
Argibusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland today (7 July) announced its biggest acquisition to date with a US$2.99bn deal to buy Wild Flavors and will be hoping the Swiss firm's portfolio of natural ingredients can help offset the volatility that can hit the US group's core business.
The New Zealand seafood industry received a stark warning this weekend: a "massive shellfish extinction event" could be on the cards.
Moscow's decision to ban EU shipments of pork products entering Russia is "clearly disproportionate, discriminatory and not based on science", Brussels said today (30 June) as it detailed why it had asked the WTO to intervene.
More people than ever before are on the hunt for products that suit their personalities and tastes and over 7% of consumption globally is driven by consumers' search for products personalised to them. And the trend has now spread way beyond finding your name on Coke bottles.
Brand owners from Mars to Mondelez International were very quick off the mark yesterday after Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez allegedly bit an Italian opponent at the World Cup in Brazil, taking to Twitter to grab a chunk of the spotlight for themselves.
Traditional brick and mortar grocery channels can breathe a sigh of relief on news that they are still 'wanted' and are winning in terms of basket size.
As a journalist, sometimes you are faced with a really tough assignment. Like yesterday, when I had to attend a chocolate tasting with Mondelez International-owned organic chocolate brand Green & Black's.
More parents in the US are willing to pay a higher price for organic food to guarantee their kids are eating better, according to the latest research from the Organic Trade Association.
The UK government has announced a new set of rules restricting schools from serving more than two portions of fried food a week.
Kantar Worldpanel is the latest research body to add its voice to industry watchers urging brand owners to think seriously about online. In a similar vein to the likes of the IGD, Kantar has suggested e-commerce sales will jump during the decade and its report offers some interesting forecasts.
Australia's fruit and vegetable industry is struggling to keep its collective head above water as it is squeezed by competition from cheap imports and pricing pressure in the deflationary environment of the Australia's grocery market.
Heinz has been added to the list of manufacturers to be pulled up on claims its product is "all-natural".
Nestle has teamed up with the Sanriku Railway to enable train travellers to use Kit Kat wrappers as tickets.
Western Australia is strengthening its ties to China via the food industry.
Management at the UK's largest retailers are seeing the pressure mount. As sales continue to disappoint and market share continues to be eroded, some serious questions are being asked about the strategic direction pursued by the likes of Morrisons and Tesco.
Petro Poroshenko's ascent to the presidency of the Ukraine could see the world's 18th largest confectionery company put up for sale as the "candy king" turns his attention to the pressing issues of the day, like sweet-talking Russia.
Today's European Roundtable being held in London by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at creating a sustainable global supply of palm oil, promises to be an absorbing occasion.
The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.
Food manufacturers are capitalising on the impending World Cup and looking at ways of maximising their product sales.
The Italian dairy group was in the spotlight last year after minority investors complained about its acquisition of Lactalis American Group, the US-based arm of majority shareholder Lactalis. This week, an appeals court in Italy brought an end to the protracted legal dispute.
We have downed tools today for the spring public holiday in England and Wales. However, while we are dodging the showers, those of you at work can catch up with some of our top content from the last seven days.
ConAgra Foods has secured clearance for its move to join its flour milling business with a venture run by Cargill and CHS - but after the parties agreed to sell off four plants.
UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.
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