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Bunge chief Soren Schroder to step down in wake of strategic review

10 Dec 2018

Bunge has announced chief executive officer Soren Schroder will step down as search for successor begins.

ADM, Bunge silent on 'takeover talks'

5 Feb 2018

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly in advanced talks to buy fellow US-based, agri-food giant Bunge.

Archer Daniels Midland cools Unilever spreads bid talk

3 Oct 2017

Archer Daniels Midland has distanced itself from a report in the UK that claimed the US-based agribusiness giant was lining up an offer for Unilever's spreads business.

NGO Ceres' deep dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.

Amnesty International - Global brands "profiting" from child and forced labour

30 Nov 2016

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).

ADM buys private-label pasta supplier Caterina Foods

5 Oct 2016

Archer Daniels Midland, the US-based agribusiness giant, has acquired local pasta manufacturer Caterina Foods.

Why investors are concerned about water risk management

27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Step change in industry engagement on cocoa

16 Jun 2015

The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.

The prospects for protein: The emerging ingredients

31 Oct 2014

Consumer interest in protein is driving the use of different protein ingredients in a range of foods. Jonathan Thomas looks at the ingredients attracting the interest of food manufacturers as they develop more products to meet growing demand.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

15 Sep 2014

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.

US: Child slavery lawsuit against Nestle allowed to proceed

8 Sep 2014

A lawsuit alleging Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland "aided and abetted" child slavery in Cote d'Ivoire can proceed after an intervention by an appeals court in the US.

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

30 Jul 2014

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613 US companies and looks at comparative performance across different sectors. Ben Cooper asked Andrea Moffat, vice president of the corporate programme at Ceres and author of the report, how the food and beverage sector is faring.

just-food's review of 2013: supply chains and sustainbility

6 Jan 2014

Perhaps the biggest story of the year, with the widest impact on the sector, was the horsemeat contamination saga. However, it was ironic the scandal should occur when food companies are placing increased scrutiny on the sustainability of their supply chains. And this year has seen some notable developments as food companies have sought collectively or individually to address sustainability issues in their supply chains.

US/UKRAINE: ADM to settle bribery case

23 Dec 2013

Archer Daniels Midland is to pay US$54m to settle cases of bribery at a subsidiary in Ukraine.

just-food's review of 2013: the year's most-read analysis

19 Dec 2013

Our discussion of Whole Foods' battle to see off newly-listed rivals Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway, Unilever's ongoing moves to rationalise its portfolio, the impact Chinese demand was having on global infant formula supplies and the continued M&A in the sector were among the most popular analysis articles on just-food this year.

AUS: ADM deal failure sees GrainCorp CEO join SPC Ardmona parent

2 Dec 2013

GrainCorp CEO Alison Watkins has decided to leave GrainCorp after Archer Daniels Midland's bid to buy the Australian grain merchant was blocked - and she has accepted a job at the parent of canned foods group SPC Ardmona.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

2 Dec 2013

A change at the top of the world's largest retailer grabbed the headlines this week. Doug McMillon, the head of Wal-Mart's overseas business, is to be promoted to become the US retail giant's CEO. Elsewhere, there was a raft of M&A stories. Murray Goulburn made what is so far the highest bid for Australian dairy Murrau Goulburn, Associated British Foods lodged an interest in UK rice brand Tilda and Premier Foods is in talks with private equity over investment in its bread arm.

US/AUS: ADM to press ahead with GrainCorp takeover

2 May 2013

Archer Daniels Midland is set to table an offer for GrainCorp after completing an agreed period of due diligence on the Australian grain trader.

US: ADM profit falls on higher costs

2 May 2013

Archer Daniels Midland has booked a drop in first-quarter profits as higher costs hit the bottom line.

SWITZ: Glencore International completes Viterra buy

19 Dec 2012

Commodity trader Glencore has said it wants to be a "true leader" in global grain trading after completing its acquisition of Viterra in a deal worth US$6bn.

MEXICO/US: Gruma buys back shares from ADM

17 Dec 2012

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland has sold its stake in Gruma back to the Mexican group.

AUS/US: GrainCorp turns down latest ADM takeover bid

13 Dec 2012

Australian agribusiness giant GrainCorp has rejected Archer Daniels Midland's latest takeover bid for the company.

US: ADM ups takeover bid for GrainCorp

3 Dec 2012

Archer Daniels Midland has increased its takeover for Australian rival GrainCorp, which has so far rejected the US agribusiness giant's interest.

MEXICO/US: ADM receives bid for Gruma stake

26 Oct 2012

Archer Daniels Midland has received an offer for its 23% stake in tortilla maker Gruma.

MEXICO/US: ADM receives bid for Gruma stake

26 Oct 2012

Archer Daniels Midland has received an offer for its 23% stake in tortilla maker Gruma.

AUS: ADM offers A$2.76bn for GrainCorp

22 Oct 2012

Archer Daniels Midland Company has tabled an offer to acquire GrainCorp that values the Australian agricultural group at A$2.76bn (US$2.85bn).

AUS: ADM offers A$2.76bn for GrainCorp

22 Oct 2012

Archer Daniels Midland Company has tabled an offer to acquire GrainCorp that values the Australian agricultural group at A$2.76bn (US$2.85bn).

EUROPE: ADM, Wilmar form veg oils, fats JV

21 Oct 2012

Agribusiness giants Archer Daniels Midland and Wilmar International have set up a venture to sell and market vegetable fats and oils in Europe.

EUROPE: ADM, Wilmar form veg oils, fats JV

21 Oct 2012

Agribusiness giants Archer Daniels Midland and Wilmar International have set up a venture to sell and market vegetable fats and oils in Europe.

AUS: ADM moves for talks on GrainCorp buyout

19 Oct 2012

Agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland has taken a 10% stake in Australian grain trader GrainCorp and approached the company to open "discussions over a potential transaction".

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