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How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US

21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

Brexit blamed as UK food M&A activity "hits nine-year low"

15 May 2019

Corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has commented on the 'Brexit effect' on merger and acquisitions activity in the UK food and beverage industry.

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down after Saputo takeover

8 May 2019

Canadian dairy company Saputo has revealed a change at the top of Dairy Crest, the UK-based peer it bought earlier this year.

Saputo still on acquisition trail after Dairy Crest deal

16 Apr 2019

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has outlined its acquisition strategy after closing the CAD1.7bn (US$1.27bn) deal to buy UK peer Dairy Crest.

New Products - Nomad Foods takes Birds Eye into meat-free with Green Cuisine; Unilever unveils dairy-free Breyers ice cream; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth plans meatless burger; Arla launches fruit & kernels skyr in Germany

21 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nomad Foods taking its Birds Eye brand into the UK meat-free market and Bubs Australia entering a new category.

Saputo marks European return with move for likely target Dairy Crest - analysis

1 Mar 2019

Saputo, one of the world's top-ten dairy companies, is set to return to Europe after a six-year absence with the acquisition of UK firm Dairy Crest. We weigh up the move.

Canada's Saputo swoops to buy UK's Dairy Crest

22 Feb 2019

UK manufacturer Dairy Crest, home to brands including Clover butter and Cathedral City cheese, has agreed to a takeover offer from a larger, overseas peer.

New products - Voortman's sugar-free push; Mondelez introduces Milka Dark Milk; Unilever-owned Talenti brings out organic gelati line; Bob Evans Farms launches Steamables side dish line

1 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes yogurts for babies from US-based Stonyfield and a vegan-friendly pea snack from the UK's Brave Foods.

Dairy Crest, Kerry and Muller linked with possible Ambrosia deal

26 Nov 2018

Major dairy companies have been linked with interest in possibly making bids for Premier Foods' up-for-sale Ambrosia custard brand.

Dairy Crest plans product launches as innovation pays dividends

17 Sep 2018

The UK's largest dairy company, Dairy Crest, is planning a raft of new product launches after revealing 14% of the revenues it generated in its last financial year came from "recent innovation".

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

Dairy Crest ploughs GBP75m into UK cheese business to meet demand

23 May 2018

Dairy Crest is investing GBP75m (US$100.3m) to boost cheese production at a creamery in Cornwall in the south-west of the UK as it seeks to meet increasing demand in its domestic market and overseas.

Earnings summary - Dairy Crest 9M sales up; Huegli weighed down by German sales; Greencore sales surge; J&J Snack Foods Q1 profits rise

31 Jan 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Dairy Crest FD Tom Atherton takes on deputy CEO role

18 Jan 2018

Dairy Crest finance director Tom Atherton has also been handed the job of deputy chief executive at the UK group.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Dairy Crest touts brand performance but warns on butter margins

18 Jul 2017

Dairy Crest today (18 July) reported a fiscal first quarter "in line with expectations", with volumes of its four main brands up 7% but pressure on the margins from its butter business.

Dairy Crest books rise in adjusted pre-tax profits

18 May 2017

UK dairy group Dairy Crest today (18 May) booked an increase in adjusted pre-tax profits for the year ended March, marking what it said was a "robust" performance following the divestiture of its loss-making liquid milk business to Muller. 

Dairy Crest books "improved" Cathedral City performance 

9 Feb 2017

UK dairy group Dairy Crest stressed its brands "continue to perform well" and flagged "improved" trends for its Cathedral City cheese brand during its third quarter. 

Dairy Crest signs prebiotic research deal with DuPont

21 Dec 2016

Dairy Crest, the UK butter and cheese maker, is to work with ingredients giant DuPont on trials of how the prebiotic galacto­oligosaccharide can be used in poultry and swine.

Dairy Crest strengthens profitability but sales drop

10 Nov 2016

Dairy Crest reported an increase in profitability for the first half of the year, its first full trading period since the sale of its liquid milk business to Muller. 

Dairy Crest launches Cathedral City snack bar 

2 Nov 2016

Dairy Crest, the UK business, is launching a snack bar under its Cathedral City cheese brand this month. 

Dairy Crest gaining share in UK spreads and oils

19 Sep 2016

Dairy Crest said today (19 September) three of its key brands – Country Life, Clover and Frylight – grew volumes and market share in the first half of the UK group's financial year. 

Burton's, Dairy Crest among companies joining Courtauld Commitment

19 Sep 2016

Thirty additional companies, including Burton's Biscuit Co. and Dairy Crest, have joined the Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce the resource intensity of the UK's food sector. 

Dairy Crest to focus on brands, value-added ingredients

19 May 2016

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has said it will focus on growing its branded sales and accelerating revenue from demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) ingredients this year. 

Dairy Crest, Fowler Welch in talks over distribution deal

9 Mar 2016

Dairy Crest is in talks with Fowler Welch over a deal that could see the UK logistics company manage the transport operations at the Cathedral City cheese owner's distribution site in Nuneaton in Warwickshire. 

Dairy Crest sees signs of spreads turnaround 

11 Feb 2016

Dairy Crest said this morning (11 February) product launches and promotions have helped improve the performance of its struggling spreads brands, Clover and Country Life. 

Dairy Crest takes full ownership of Promovita Ingredients

21 Dec 2015

Dairy Crest has taken over Promovita Ingredients, maker of galacto-oligosaccharide, a prebiotic for use in infant formula.

The year in review - the most-read just-food analysis of 2015

17 Dec 2015

From the merger that created Kraft Heinz and ConAgra Foods' decision to split in two, through Nestle's uneven sales performance and on to investment in India and China, our analysis pages got you clicking this year. Here's the top ten most-read analysis articles of 2015.

Food industry quotes of the week - Kellogg, Orkla, Coca-Cola

11 Dec 2015

This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.

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