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Cargill makes changes to US meat output

25 Sep 2015

Cargill is to relocate ground beef production at a plant in Nebraska, converting the site into a facility producing cooked meats, a move that will affect 80 jobs.

Bakalars to buy Cargill hot dog and chicken brand Schweigert

24 Sep 2015

Bakalars Sausage Company plans to acquire Cargill's Schweigert brand of hot dogs, summer sausage and breaded chicken products.

PepsiCo, Cargill back US climate pledge

28 Jul 2015

PepsiCo and Cargill are among 13 US companies to issue pledges on climate change as part of a wider commitment drawn up by the US government.

Food industry quotes of the week - McCormick, CGF, Valio

3 Jul 2015

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry news of the week - ConAgra, JBS

3 Jul 2015

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.

JBS acquires Cargill's US pork unit

2 Jul 2015

Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Step change in industry engagement on cocoa

16 Jun 2015

The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.

Cargill to buy Zambeef edible oils unit

3 Feb 2015

Cargill has moved to buy Zamanita, the cooking oil business of African food group Zambeef.

Cargill to close US meat site

12 Jan 2015

Cargill is to close a meat slicing and packaging site in the US, a move which sees 118 jobs at risk.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Asia to see slowing China, buoyant SE Asia

2 Jan 2015

The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.

2014 in review: the year's most-read news stories on just-food

15 Dec 2014

The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.

Food industry news of the week: Danone, Cargill, Tesco

12 Dec 2014

Danone this week gave the first tangible signs of its plans under new CEO Emmanuel Faber, including a new division to focus on growing in Africa. Cargill revealed it is considering an entry into Indonesia's poultry sector. Meanwhile, Tesco announced another profit warning but notably outlined changes to the way it will do business with suppliers.

Cargill mulls entry into Indonesian poultry sector

10 Dec 2014

US agribusiness giant Cargill is considering moving into Indonesia's poultry market.

Hormel, Cargill end 12 year Precept Foods JV

3 Dec 2014

Hormel Foods and Cargill have dissolved their joint venture partnership for the Precept Foods brand.

Nortura embarks on antibiotic-free chicken project

2 Dec 2014

Norwegian meat processor Nortura is rolling out a project that aims to raise antibiotic-free chickens.

Cargill launches antibiotic-free turkey range

7 Nov 2014

Cargill has become the latest US company to launch a range of antibiotic-free meat products with the roll out of antibiotic-free turkeys.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

20 Oct 2014

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.

Cargill exits olive oil venture with Dcoop

17 Oct 2014

Cargill has sold its 50% stake in Spanish olive oil venture Mercaóleo to partner Dcoop, the local farmers co-operative.

ConAgra takes popcorn, condiments to Brazil in Cargill deal

15 Oct 2014

ConAgra Foods is launching its ACT II popcorn product and its Hunt's line of condiments in Brazil under an agreement with Cargill.

Dairy in India: Growing interest but no quick win for multinationals

30 Sep 2014

India is the world's largest raw milk producer and one of the biggest global markets for dairy products. While the participation of international dairies remains relatively low in the country, interest is increasing. Continued rapid demand growth presents a challenge and an opportunity for multinationals stepping up their operations in India - and the growing presence of foreign firms bodes well for the health of the sector itself. Katy Askew reports.

Quote, unquote: UN Climate Change Summit 2014

24 Sep 2014

Representatives from the political, business, finance and civil sphere came together in New York yesterday (23 September) at the UN's 2014 Climate Change Summit. Food corporations were among those signing up to pledges to tackle the growing problem of climate change. Here just-food provides a flavour of the promises our industry has made - and reaction to them.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

15 Sep 2014

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.

US: Child slavery lawsuit against Nestle allowed to proceed

8 Sep 2014

A lawsuit alleging Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland "aided and abetted" child slavery in Cote d'Ivoire can proceed after an intervention by an appeals court in the US.

US: Cargill closes beef processing plant, 600 jobs at risk

31 Jul 2014

Tight cattle supplies have seen Cargill announce it is to close its Milwaukee beef processing plant with approximately 600 jobs at risk.

US: Pilgrim's Pride reportedly ups offer for Hillshire buy

3 Jun 2014

Pilgrim's Pride is reportedly upping its offer for the acquisition of Hillshire Brands to US$55 a share.

Deal or no deal: Could more bids emerge after Pilgrim's play for Hillshire?

28 May 2014

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after Hillshire announced its own plans to acquire a third US food group, Pinnacle Foods. Pilgrim's play for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages leaves that deal looking shaky and has set the market alight with rumours that further takeover bids for Hillshire could follow. Katy Askew reports.

AFRICA: Industry in new cocoa sustainability pledge

22 May 2014

Hershey, Mars and Nestle - plus cocoa suppliers Barry Callebaut and Cargill - are among 12 companies to set up a new industry initiative to "accelerate" efforts to make farming in west Africa "more sustainable".

US: Cargill cutting beef production on low cattle supply

16 May 2014

Cargill Meat Solutions, the US meat business of agri-giant Cargill, has confirmed that it will be laying off staff at its Dodge City processing facility in response to tight cattle supplies in the country.

BRICs and beyond: Currency controls leave Venezuelan food sector in crisis

12 May 2014

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and shortages of many key industry inputs. And recent changes to the country's currency regime could - say analysts and business leaders - intensify existing problems in the industry. Andrew Rosati reports.

US: "External" issues hit Cargill profits

9 Apr 2014

Cargill has blamed "external" effects - including problems with corn shipments to China - for a slump in earnings in its third quarter.






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