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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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

FRANCE: Bongrain strike ends

22 Mar 2011

A strike at the sole plant making Bongrain's star brand cheese, Saint Agur, has ended, just-food understands.

FRANCE: Strike hits Bongrain plant

17 Mar 2011

A strike at the plant where Bongrain makes its Saint Agur cheese brand has gone into a fourth day, with staff demanding increased wages, bonuses and better working conditions.

FRANCE: Bongrain earnings rise on "improved competitiveness"

14 Mar 2011

French dairy processor Bongrain has attributed the jump in earnings witnessed over the past 12 months to "improved competitiveness" and rising sales.

UK: Burts Chips appoints MD to drive growth

20 Dec 2010

UK crisp maker Burts Chips has appointed ex-Ilchester Cheese chief Melvyn Glynn as its managing director.

FRANCE: Bongrain shares fall despite higher turnover

8 Nov 2010

Shares in French dairy group Bongrain fell today (8 November) in the wake of the publication of the company's sales figures for the first nine months of the year.

FRANCE: Dairy groups and farmers reach agreement on milk prices

19 Aug 2010

French dairy groups and farmers have reached an agreement on milk prices, allaying fears of a repeat of the disruption in supplies to processing plants seen in 2009.

In the spotlight - Sodiaal's pursuit of Entremont

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?

FRANCE: Bongrain confirms plant sale to Soup'Ideale

29 Apr 2010

French dairy group Bongrain has confirmed the sale of its closed factory in Flogny-la-Chapelle to local soup maker Soup'Ideale.

FRANCE: Bongrain expands Elle & Vire range

14 Apr 2010

Bongrain dairy brand Elle & Vire has launched four ready-to-make dessert preparations - crème brûlée, vanilla cream, chocolat cream and tiramisu.

ROMANIA: Bongrain takes majority stake in cheese firm

30 Mar 2010

French cheese-maker Bongrain has made its first investment in Romania with the acquisition of a majority stake in local distribution firm Delcado.

GERMANY: Bongrain buys Brunch brand from Unilever

29 Mar 2010

French cheese-maker Bongrain has snapped up the German spreads brand Brunch from Unilever.

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