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Dean Best | 4 Jun 2010

Could we, after almost a year, be set to see Sodiaal acquire French dairy peer Entremont Alliance - and, as a consequence, create one of Europe's largest dairy processors?

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Dean Best | 27 Oct 2010

Swiss dairy giant Emmi is embarking on two key strategies to develop its business. One is significant international expansion. The second is a global marketing programme that emphasises the "Swissness" of its products. Dean Best met Emmi's head of marketing Robin Barraclough at the SIAL food-industry expo to discuss this twin strategy.

Latest News

Hannah Abdulla | 8 Feb 2016

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the France-based group, has reported a fall in annual sales, pointing to an "imbalance" in the sector worldwide.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Oct 2015

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the France-based dairy group formerly known as Bongrain, for has reported a 2.7% fall in sales for the first nine months of its financial year.


Dean Best | 28 Aug 2015

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the French dairy group formerly known as Bongrain, has reported lower half-year sales but an increase in profits.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 May 2015

FrieslandCampina is eyeing growth in Germany with plans to take responsibility for sales of its branded cheese products in the country "this year", after terminating its distribution relationship with Bongrain.


Dean Best | 23 Apr 2015

A move by French dairy group Bongrain to change its name to Savencia Fromage & Dairy has been approved at the company's AGM.


Katy Askew | 23 Dec 2014

The joint venture between Swiss dairy group Emmi and French milk processor Bongrain was dissolved because it "become steadily less significant", internal company documents have revealed.


Katy Askew | 23 Dec 2014

Swiss dairy group Emmi has bought out French milk processor Bongrain from Emmi Fondue (EFON), the joint venture operation in which Bongrain held a minority stake.


Katy Askew | 24 Oct 2014

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Dean Best | 24 Oct 2014

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.


Dean Best | 22 Oct 2014

French dairy group Bongrain has reported a 13% rise in nine-month sales on the back of recent acquisitions and growth from its underlying operations.


Dean Best | 21 Oct 2014

Major suppliers operating in France will lose money from the two buying partnership deals announced by four of the country's largest grocers, a senior executive at dairy group Bongrain has said.


Dean Best | 18 Feb 2014

French dairy processor Bongrain has reported a rise in full-year revenue, helped by recent acquisitions and higher cheese sales in western Europe.


Katy Askew | 30 Aug 2013

French cheese group Bongrain has booked a mixed set of first-half numbers, with higher sales and operating profit but lower net income.


Stuart Todd | 1 Jul 2013

French dairy giant Bongrain and local co-op Terra Lacta have signed a memorandum of understanding "specifying the contours" of the partnership announced earlier this year.


Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2013

French cheese maker Bongrain has booked an increase in first-quarter sales thanks to good growth in its other dairy division.


Stuart Todd | 28 Mar 2013

French dairy co-operative Terra Lacta, which is poised to forge a partnership with Bongrain, is to close two plants and axe 237 jobs as part of a restructuring programme.


Katy Askew | 4 Mar 2013

French cheese maker Bongrain has booked an increase in sales and earnings for fiscal 2012, boosted by the contribution from acquisitions.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2013

French dairy processor Bongrain believes its potential partnership with local co-op Terra Lacta will boost its presence in the market for "traditional" cheeses.


Dean Best | 7 Feb 2013

French dairy processor Bongrain and local peer Terra Lacta have confirmed they do plan to form a "partnership", although details still remain unclear.


Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2012

As the week draws to an end and the industry prepares to take a Christmas break, Sainsbury's found itself responding to reports its chief exective Justin King may only be staying on in his role for a few months in the New Year. Elsewhere, yoghurt group Chobani dismissed reports it is looking at a listing, while Barilla spoke to just-food about its plans for expansion in Latin America.


Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 2012

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has said its joint venture with Bongrain to sell branded cheese in France will give it access to major retailers in the country.


Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 2012

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has entered into a joint venture with French dairy processor Bongrain to sell branded cheese products in France.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2012

French dairy processor Bongrain has said it is becoming more of a challenge for manufacturers, in particular cheese, to innovate in the current economic climate.


Stuart Todd | 24 Oct 2012

Campbell Soup Co. is taking its French carton soup brand Liebig into ready-made vegetable dishes following successful trials in Belgium.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2012

French dairy processor Bongrain has confirmed it is in talks with dairy co-operative Terra Lacta over a potential partnership deal.


Michelle Russell | 30 Aug 2012

French dairy processor Bongrain has booked a drop in first-half profits after the company recorded an impairment charge on its Spanish operations.


Dean Best | 20 Jun 2012

Former Lactalis boss Michel Léonard has been appointed CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry processor that went into receivership earlier this month.


Stuart Todd | 12 Mar 2012

The French dairy farmers federation has announced that it is taking Lactalis to court over "imbalances" in the milk price proposals the processing giant has put on the table.

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