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Bunge restructures operations and appoints John Neppl as head of finance

9 May 2019

Bunge is switching to a global operating model and away from a regional structure, along with making a raft of management changes, including a new head of finance. 

Gregory Heckman takes permanent CEO role at Bunge

26 Apr 2019

Gregory Heckman has been appointed the permanent chief executive of Bunge having headed up the US-based agribusiness on an interim basis.

Bunge board member Greg Heckman named acting CEO

22 Jan 2019

Bunge, the US agribusiness giant, has appointed a board member as acting CEO - and issued a warning on a key profitability metric.

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.

Bunge review to look at "long-term value"

31 Oct 2018

Bunge, the US-based agri-food business, today (31 October) announced a review of its operations in the appointment of new directors amid reported pressure from activist investors.

Bunge 'to explore sale'

31 Oct 2018

Bunge is reported to be close to a deal with activist investors that may mean the US-based agri-food behemoth weighs up its future ownership.

Can the food industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

5 Jul 2018

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge is how to bring all food companies in all countries up to speed.

Bunge 'under pressure from Continental Grains to sell business'

7 Mar 2018

US agri-food company Bunge is purportedly coming under pressure from Continental Grains to sell the business after it was said to have entered talks with North American peer Archer Daniels Midland.

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.

Bunge and Mexico's Grupo Minsa cancel shares plan

21 Nov 2017

Bunge has cancelled a share subscription agreement with Grupo Minsa that would have seen the US company take a controlling financial interest in the Mexican firm.

Bunge buys Turkish olive oil firm Ana Gida

19 Dec 2016

Bunge, the US agri-food giant, has snapped up Turkish olive oil business Ana Gida, the owner of the Komili brand.

Bunge, D&L Industries sign distribution deal

30 Sep 2016

Bunge, the US agribusiness giant, has announced a distribution agreement with Philippines-based food ingredients supplier D&L Industries.

Bunge moves on Mexican market with control of Grupo Minsa

1 Sep 2016

Bunge has reached an agreement to take a controlling stake in Mexico-based corn flour producer Grupo Minsa.

Bunge buys US cooking oil firm Whole Harvest Foods

6 Oct 2015

Agribusiness giant Bunge has bought Whole Harvest Foods, a US commercial cooking oil producer, for an undisclosed sum. 

Arlon takes "significant stake" in Grano Alimentos

12 Feb 2015

Investment firm Arlon Group has taken a "significant stake" in Brazilian frozen vegetable maker Grano Alimentos.

Editor's viewpoint: Why a sale of Unilever's spreads arm is unlikely to be imminent

8 Dec 2014

Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, an imminent sale in unlikely, with the business under-pressure and a paucity of suitors standing buy.

DATA: The top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil

23 May 2014

Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin American country last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel's latest data on brand "footprints" worldwide. Here we provide data on the top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil last year.

US: Bunge underlying profits up in Q4, sales down

14 Feb 2014

US-based agribusiness group Bunge has reported an increase in quarterly underlying profits despite lower sales.

US: Bunge promotes Lupo to chairman

9 Dec 2013

US agri giant Bunge has promoted deputy chairman Patrick Lupo to the role of chairman.

US: Brazil sugar losses hit Bunge in Q3

24 Oct 2013

Losses of sugarcane milling in Brazil have been a central factor in Bunge, the US food and agribusiness giant, reporting a third-quarter loss.

The just-food interview - Unilever CEO Paul Polman, part two

23 Oct 2013

The performance of Unilever's food business has come under scrutiny in recent quarters. Sales growth has lagged its non-food operations and although Unilever has offloaded some "non-strategic" food brands, some in the investment community have suggested more could be done. In part two of just-food's interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the Dutchman discusses the company's spreads business.

Best bits: PepsiCo, Unilever face calls for radical change

29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo and Unilever are facing suggestions from parts of the investment community they should embark on wholesale changes to boost growth. Dean Best looks at whether the companies will listen.

US: Profits slide at agri giant Bunge

25 Jul 2013

US trader Bunge has reported lower half-year profits as it deals with the impact of last year's weather on harvests.

BULGARIA: Bunge fined after sunflower oil probe

24 Jul 2013

US agribusiness Bunge is among the companies fined in Bulgaria for allegedly fixing the price of sunflower oil.

INDONESIA: KKR buys stake in food firm TPSF

22 Jul 2013

Private-equity giant KKR has snapped up just under 10% of Indonesian food group Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food.

Deal or no deal: Cargill touted as ADM cocoa suitor

18 Jul 2013

Reports emerged earlier this month that US agribusiness giant Cargill is exploring the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) cocoa business. While not confirmed, such a purchase would create a global giant in the sector. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.

US: Bunge sees Q1 profit jump

26 Apr 2013

Agricultural commodities group Bunge has booked a 30% jump in first quarter operating profit, boosted by the "good start" made by its food and ingredients business.

US: Bunge names Schroder CEO on Weisser retirement

7 Feb 2013

Agri-giant Bunge has announced chief executive Alberto Weisser plans to retire at the beginning of June, to be replaced by the CEO of its North American arm Soren Schroder.

CANADA: Bunge appoints Gerrand Canada MD

21 Jan 2013

Bunge has appointed Karl Gerrand as MD of its Canadian operations.

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.

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