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Andy Coyne

Andy CoyneBiography

Andy Coyne, just-food.com's deputy editor, is a journalist with 30 years' experience, much of it in the business media.

He has edited print and online titles in the UK covering general business, commercial property and international finance.

Andy has also freelanced extensively for national and international magazines and newspapers in India, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Articles by Andy Coyne

Ritter - buying assets from MarsGermany's Ritter to acquire Mars assets in Austria 27 May 2020

Germany-based chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is to buy Austrian assets from a US confectionery giant, it has announced.

Sicam - investment will aid its expansion plansPE firm DPI pumps multi-millions into Tunisian food business Sicam 26 May 2020

UK-based private equity firm group Development Partners International (DPI) has backed a North African food business to the tune of US$56m.

Fresh Del Monte - predicting growth in JapanFresh Del Monte starts operations at new Japan plant 26 May 2020

US-based fruits and veg giant Fresh Del Monte Produce has opened a new fresh cut plant in a key Asian market.

Deal increases HyLife's pork processing capacity by 60% Canada meat processor HyLife takes controlling stake in US peer Prime Pork 26 May 2020

HyLife, a Canada-based pork producer, has increased the size of its US footprint by acquiring a 75% equity stake in an American peer.

Sunrise Foods joins ITC portfolioIndia's ITC to snap up local spice maker Sunrise Foods 26 May 2020

Indian consumer-goods giant ITC is to acquire a local spices business for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.

Good Catch - backed by celebrity investorsParis Hilton among celebrity investors in US faux seafood firm Gathered Foods 26 May 2020

Gathered Foods, the US seafood alternative company behind the Good Catch plant-based 'tuna' brand, has announced further investment backing.

Haribo - first US facility on the cardsHaribo gets nod to start work on first US facility 22 May 2020

German confectioner Haribo has received the decision from local planning chiefs which will determine whether it can start work on its first US manufacturing plant.

Dairy Farmers of America - Dean Foods deal facing legal challengeDairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods deal hit with anti-trust lawsuit 22 May 2020

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing a legal challenge over its agreed deal to buy assets of bankrupt dairy peer Dean Foods.

M&A activity in food and drink sector well down on the same period last yearCovid-19 blamed for drastic fall in UK food and beverage M&A 21 May 2020

Food and beverage sector M&A activity in the UK in the first four months of this year has shifted dramatically compared to the same period last year.

Aurora - entering the US via acquisition of RelivaCanadian CBD firm Aurora enters US market through Reliva acquisition 21 May 2020

Canada's Aurora Cannabis has moved into the US market through the acquisition of a peer in a deal that could be worth up to US$85m.

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