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Savencia Fromage & Dairy posts FY sales fall

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.

Savencia Fromage & Dairy posts 9M sales fall

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.

Sales down but profits up at Savencia Fromage & Dairy

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.

FrieslandCampina ends Bongrain German tie-up

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.

Bongrain investors approve name change

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.

UPDATE: Emmi, Bongrain JV dissolved over loss of "significance"

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.

Emmi acquires Bongrain's stake in EFON

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.

Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, Unilever, SIAL 2014

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.

Food industry news of the week: Chiquita, Premier Foods, LDC

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.

Bongrain posts sales jump on M&A and base business

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.

SIAL 2014: Bongrain hits out at retailers' purchasing deals

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.

FRANCE: Annual sales up at dairy group Bongrain

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.

FRANCE: Bongrain sees mixed H1

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.

FRANCE: Bongrain, Terra Lacta sign MoU on partnership

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.

FRANCE: Q1 revenues up at dairy firm Bongrain

30 Apr 2013

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

FRANCE: Dairy co-op Terra Lacta to cut 237 jobs

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.

FRANCE: Acquisitions boost cheese group Bongrain

4 Mar 2013

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

FRANCE: Bongrain eyes "traditional" cheese with Terra Lacta deal

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.

FRANCE: Bongrain confirms plans for Terra Lacta "partnership"

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

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.

UPDATE: NETHERLANDS: FrieslandCampina eyes major retail deals with Bongrain JV

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.

NETHERLANDS: FrieslandCampina, Bongrain form French cheese JV

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.

SIAL: Innovation a "challenge" in current climate - Bongrain

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.

FRANCE: Campbell takes Liebig into vegetable dishes

24 Oct 2012

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

FRANCE: Bongrain in talks over Terra Lacta alliance

17 Oct 2012

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

FRANCE: Spain hits Bongrain profits

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.

FRANCE: Ex-Lactalis chief Leonard named Doux CEO

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.

FRANCE: Farmers take Lactalis to court over milk contracts

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.

FRANCE: Bongrain AOC cheese unit plots merger with rival

21 Dec 2011

Fromagers de Thiérache, a subsidiary of French dairy processor Bongrain, and AOC cheese rival Berthaut are studying a possible merger.

FRANCE: Bongrain moves into culinary cheeses

19 Dec 2011

Bongrain has moved into France's culinary grated cheeses category with the launch of products under the Giovanni Ferrari brand.

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