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Simon Harvey | 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. | 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. | 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.

Simon Harvey | 26 Jul 2018

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

Stuart Todd | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Andy Coyne | 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.

Stuart Todd | 27 Apr 2017

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

Stuart Todd | 23 Jan 2017

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

Katy Askew | 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". 

Stuart Todd | 19 Oct 2016

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

Katy Askew | 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. 

John Shepherd | 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.

Katy Askew | 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.

Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2016

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

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jan 2016

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

Hannah Abdulla | 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.

Richard Siddle | 5 Oct 2015

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

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 15 Jul 2015

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

Stuart Todd | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Stuart Todd | 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.

Stuart Todd | 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.

Stuart Todd | 20 Mar 2015

The CEO of Senoble, one of nine dairies sanctioned by France's competition regulator for taking part in in a price-fixing cartel for private-label products, has said the scale of the fines handed out risks putting some out of business.

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2015

French produce and seafood group Creno is rolling out a line of Green Giant-branded fresh vegetables.

Stuart Todd | 9 Feb 2015

French agri-food cooperative Agrial and Danish counterpart The DLG Group have announced a tie-up between their respective subsidiaries, Florette and Lammefjords Grønt, in the market for fresh convenience greens.

Stuart Todd | 21 Oct 2014

Dairy group Senoble is poised to relinquish a 49% stake in Senagral, a joint venture with Agrial, leaving the French co-operative as the sole shareholder.

Stuart Todd | 26 Sep 2014

French co-operative Agrial has confirmed it has secured EUR50m (US$63.7m) in fresh capital from agri-food industry investor Unigrains and bank Crédit Agricole to fund projects in dairy and vegetables.

Stuart Todd | 19 Nov 2013

French dairy co-operative Eurial is investing EUR12m (US$16.2m) over the next three years to expand its capacity to produce mozzarella.

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