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Dairy group Sodiaal issues shares to "accelerate investment"

3 Mar 2021

The France-based co-operative, home to brands including Candia and Entremont, has announced two new investors to help "accelerate investment".

Pierre Martinet sells stake to investment firms Sofiproteol, Agro Invest

25 Mar 2019

France-based salads maker Pierre Martinet has sold a minority stake to two investors specialising in the food industry. 

France's Matines to ditch eggs from caged hens

9 Oct 2018

Matines, the French egg supplier owned by local agri-food group Avril, has made a commitment to stop using eggs from caged hens by 2025.

France's Avril acquires Italian oilve oil business Costa d'Oro

15 May 2018

French agri-food firm Avril Group has acquired a majority stake in Italian olive oil company Costa d'Oro for an undisclosed sum.

Financing arm of France's Avril Group gets EUR100m for farming development

11 Jan 2018

The financing arm of France's agro-industrial firm Avril Group has secured EUR100m (US$120m) in funding, giving it added capabilities to promote growth and development in the farming sector.

French egg supplier Matines eyes "transformation"

16 Nov 2017

Matines, the French egg supplier owned by local agri-food group Avril, is looking to switch more of its business to free-range and organic production, a move it says could lead to the closure of a packing facility and jobs being axed.

Unilever invests in Dutch meat substitute development project

21 Mar 2017

Food giant Unilever has joined a Dutch government-backed research project in the Netherlands aimed at creating a "new generation" of meat substitute products.

Groupe Avril chairman Xavier Beulin dies

22 Feb 2017

France's Groupe Avril has announced the death of chairman Xavier Beulin.

French agrifood group Avril to invest in Lesieur

16 Jan 2017

Avril Group, the French agrifood business, is investing more than EUR21m (US$22.3m) in modernising and developing the production facility and research centre of its Lesieur arm in Coudekerque, northern France, which is dedicated to table oils and condiments.

Toennies outlines group-wide investments for 2016

18 Apr 2016

German meat processor Toennies has confirmed plans to increase its meat production capacity, group-wide.

Tonnies, Avril reveal details of new meat plant

26 Jan 2016

Tönnies, the Germany-based meat processor, and French agrifood business The Avril Group are to set up a plant in north-west France through their new venture.

Food industry news of the week - Yildiz's snack ambitions, Unilever's 2016 outlook, Scotland proposes sugar tax

22 Jan 2016

Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.

Avril Group confirms plans for Algeria mayo plant

20 Jan 2016

Avril Group, the French agrifood business, has confirmed reports it plans to build a mayonnaise factory in Algeria.

Avril Group opens cooking oil plant in France

18 Jan 2016

Avril Group, the French agrifood business, has opened a new site for bottling vegetable oils near Bordeaux.

Avril, Germany's Tonnies to form French pork venture

30 Oct 2015

The Avril Group, the French agri-food business, is teaming up with German meat giant Tonnies to develop products made with French meat.

Fleury Michon launches non-GM, antibiotic free range

21 Sep 2015

Fleury Michon has unveiled a new range of non-GM and antibiotic-free charcuterie products under the J’aime brand name.

Avril plans East Africa growth with oils acquisition

10 Jul 2015

Lesieur, a subsidiary of The Avril Group, has acquired a 69% stake in Société de Production des Huiles de Bourbon as it plans to "reinforce its position in the Réunion edible oils and dressings markets".

Declomesnil, Avril pull bid for AIM assets

23 Feb 2015

French pork firm Declomesnil and agrifood business The Avril Group have pulled their offer for assets owned by ailing local pork processor Ateliers Industriels de la Manche (AIM).

The Avril Group's Sofiproteol backs bid for pork assets

23 Feb 2015

French agrifood business The Avril Group is supporting a bid for assets owned by ailing local pork processor Ateliers Industriels de la Manche (AIM).

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