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French agri-food co-op Agrial in talks to buy meats maker Salaisons du Mâconnais

6 Apr 2021

Agri-food co-op Agrial has said it's in exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in a business making and selling salami in its home market of France.

France's Agrial to re-build fire-hit cheese plant

27 May 2020

Agrial, the French agri-food major, has announced its decision on the future of cheese production on a site hit by fire in February.

New products - Dairy giant Muller launches Mascarpone Style Yogurt in UK; Agrial exports Florette to Canada; Oatly debuts non-dairy ice cream in UK

16 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new products includes offerings from Sweden-based, dairy-alternatives business Oatly and US meat-snacks supplier Jack Link's.

France's Agrial eyes two more charcuterie acquisitions

3 Sep 2019

Two years after snapping a couple of charcuterie suppliers in France, Agrial, the local agri-food major, is in talks to buy two more.

Spain's Alimentario Citrus acquires two more European salad plants

14 Mar 2019

Spanish food company Grupo Alimentario Citrus has acquired another two European plants producing fresh salads.

Agrial buys UK salad business Angflor

13 Mar 2019

Agrial, the France-based agri-food cooperative which owns the Florette salad brand, has acquired a UK salad growing operation.

Agrial extends acquisition spree with German cheese maker Rotkappchen

12 Nov 2018

France-based agri-food cooperative Agrial plans to buy a German cheese producer, adding to a slew of acquisitions over the past two years. 

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.

New Products - Agrial claims French milk first; Hormel launches Skippy PB & Jelly Minis; Nestle takes Maggi into UK noodle pots

14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.

France's Agrial takes "minority" stake in Canada vegetable processor Saladexpress

26 Jul 2018

France-based agri-food cooperative Agrial has taken a "minority" stake in Canadian vegetable products supplier Saladexpress.

France's Agrial poised to acquire fellow charcuterie maker Tallec

15 Nov 2017

France's Agrial is poised to make its second acquisition in charcuterie this year with the purchase of Brittany-based family firm Tallec.

Agrial's Florette launches organic offensive in France

12 Oct 2017

French agri-food co-op Agrial is looking to increase the presence of flagship produce brand Florette in the country's growing organic sector.

Florette buys MyFresh unit from William Jackson

17 Aug 2017

Florette has acquired part of UK firm MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group in a move the France-based salads supplier said would help it target the country's convenience and foodservice customers.

Agrial to buy Italian dairy firm Bonta Viva from Senoble

27 Apr 2017

Agrial is poised to buy Italian dairy firm Bontà Viva from fellow French group Senoble.

Agrial to buy France charcuterie firm Brient

23 Jan 2017

French food co-operative Agrial is planning to buy Brittany charcuterie firm Brient, subject to regulatory approval.

Agrial's Florette plans "highest" investment level in 2017

26 Oct 2016

Fresh-cut salad maker Florette has said that it plans to invest EUR12m (US$13.1m) during 2017 in what it described as its "highest investment effort so far". 

France's Agrial to double cheese-making capacity

19 Oct 2016

French co-operative Agrial, is to invest EUR135m in doubling the cheese-making capacity at a mozzarella plant in Herbignac.

Agrial expands Florette in UK with Axgro acquisition 

1 Aug 2016

French agricultural and food processing cooperative Agrial is expanding its Florette business in the UK with the acquisition of beetroot supplier Axgro Foods. 

Agrial adds French fruit firm Toque et Fruits to acquisitions crop

28 Jul 2016

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial is to acquire the country's Toque et Fruits fruit firm for an undisclosed sum.

Eurial, Agrial dairy merger set for shareholder vote next month

29 Apr 2016

A deal to merge French dairy co-operative Eurial with the dairy assets of the broader agri-food co-operative Agrial will be voted upon at meetings at the two businesses next month.

Agrial grows earnings in "major agricultural crisis" 

29 Apr 2016

French agricultural cooperative Agrial said it grew 2015 sales and earnings despite facing a "major agricultural crisis". 

Agrial to acquire produce exporter Jean L'Hourre

13 Jan 2016

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial has announced plans to acquire domestic fruit and vegetable processor Jean L'Hourre.

Florette pours EUR9m into Spanish operations

2 Nov 2015

France-based fresh produce group Florette has announced plans for a EUR9m (US$9.9m) investment into its Spanish operations during 2016.

LDC to buy two French poultry plants from Agrial

5 Oct 2015

LDC, the French poultry group, has acquired two processing plants from Agrial, the French agri-food co-op business.

Food industry news of the week - UK sugar call, Mead Johnson

17 Jul 2015

The issue of sugar intake returned to the fore this week with a UK panel calling for official guidance on daily consumption to be halved. Fonterra announcing a different kind of cut, with over 500 jobs to go at the dairy exporter. China is a factor in the New Zealand group's decision and the country's easing growth is affecting a number of food multinationals. This week, infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson cut its profit forecast on the back of challenges in emerging markets including China.

Agrial buys Dutch vegetable group Van Oers United

15 Jul 2015

Agrial, the French food co-operative, has snapped up Dutch fresh vegetables supplier Van Oers United for an undisclosed sum.

French co-ops Eurial, Agrial strike dairy deal

2 Jul 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives, Eurial and Agrial, which was put on hold this year, has been finalised with the signing of a protocol agreement.

Food industry news of the week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral

27 Mar 2015

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.

Fatal explosion at French desserts firm Senagral

26 Mar 2015

One person has been killed and two injured following the explosion of a machine at a Senagral dairy plant in Jouy, in France's Burgundy region.

Agrial, Eurial dairy merger put on hold

23 Mar 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial has been put on hold over divergence relating to its scope as originally perceived.


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