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US: DuPont silent on rumours of Solae sale

26 Jul 2011

US conglomerate DuPont has refused to be drawn on reports that it and agribusiness giant Bunge are looking to sell their soy products venture Solae.

UK: City unsure about talk of Bunge bid for Tate & Lyle

2 Jun 2011

Speculation that US agribusiness giant Bunge could be ready to bid for UK ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has been met with uncertainty in the City.

US/DENMARK: DuPont wins over Danisco shareholders

16 May 2011

US chemicals group DuPont has secured the backing of Danisco shareholders for its bid to buy the Danish food ingredients group.

US/DENMARK: DuPont's Danisco bid faces fresh challenge

9 May 2011

DuPont's bid to acquire Danisco is facing a fresh challenge after US hedge fund Elliott Associates increased its stake in the Danish food ingredients group above 10%.

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

6 May 2011

This week has been marked by some high profile acquisition plays with ConAgra Foods making its desire to acquire Ralcorp Holdings known and DuPont making its final offer for Danisco. Meanwhile, the UK recovered from the four-day hangover of the Royal Wedding and May bank holiday, a period, which retailer Morrisons said provided it with its two largest trading days of the year so far

US/DENMARK: US hedge fund Elliott buys stake in Danisco

26 Apr 2011

US hedge fund Elliott Associates has bought a 4.9% stake in food ingredients group Danisco, which is the subject of a US$5.8bn takeover bid from chemicals giant DuPont.

US/DENMARK: DuPont extends Danisco bid deadline as regulators mull deal

31 Mar 2011

US chemicals group DuPont has put back the deadline for Danisco shareholders to accept its US$5.8bn takeover bid as EU and Chinese regulators look at the deal.

DENMARK: Danisco ups sales, profit targets after "strong" Q3

17 Mar 2011

Food ingredients group Danisco today (17 March) upped its full-year sales and profit targets after enjoying what its chief executive described as a "strong" third quarter.

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

25 Feb 2011

Aside from the soundbites from the CAGNY investment conference in Florida this week, the last five days have been rounded out with results from Wal-Mart Stores, Kerry Group and Safeway Inc.

On the money: Kerry indicates interest in Danisco assets

22 Feb 2011

Kerry Group has indicated that it is interested in some of the ingredients assets owned by Danisco, the Danish company that has accepted a US$5.8bn takeover bid fom US chemicals group DuPont.

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

21 Jan 2011

Wal-Mart's healthy-eating drive grabbed the headlines this week and prompted speculation about what impact its plans could have on rival retailers and suppliers. M&A speculation swirled around Cargill and Tate & Lyle, as well as Green & Black's, the organic chocolate business once owned by Cadbury but now owned by Kraft Foods. Elsewhere, Glanbia did seal one deal, buying US sports-nutrition business BSN.

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

14 Jan 2011

Rising commodity prices: should we be concerned? That is a key question facing the food industry. Again this week there was much comment on the issue and the possible impact on the sector. Sainsbury's boss Justin King, for instance, warned suppliers they would have to work hard to justify price increases. Meanwhile, the UK retailer, widely seen to have outperformed its rivals over Christmas, issued its festive numbers this week, alongside the likes of Tesco, M&S and Morrisons.

UPDATE: DENMARK: We will flourish under DuPont, says Danisco

10 Jan 2011

The board of food ingredients group Danisco today (10 January) backed the US$5.8bn takeover bid from US chemicals group DuPont.

DENMARK/US: Danisco set for US$5.8bn sale to DuPont

10 Jan 2011

Food ingredients group Danisco has agreed to a US$5.8bn takeover bid from US chemicals group DuPont.

DENMARK: Danisco ups FY profit target after "strong" Q2

16 Dec 2010

Food ingredients group Danisco lifted its full-year profit target today (16 December) after booking a jump in second-quarter earnings.

DENMARK: Danisco lifts EBIT target but shares fall

8 Oct 2010

Danish food ingredients group Danisco today (8 October) raised its long-term target for EBIT margin but the forecast disappointed the market, sending the company's shares sliding.

DENMARK: Danisco ups profit, sales target after "solid" Q1

21 Sep 2010

Denmark-based food ingredients giant Danisco today (21 September) pushed up its full-year earnings and sales targets after a "solid" start to its financial year.

DENMARK: Danisco appoints president for enablers division

23 Aug 2010

Food ingredients giant Danisco has appointed Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen as president for its enablers division.

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

20 Aug 2010

Wal-Mart posted its second quarter results this week, and to the relief of many manufacturers it announced it is looking to return a number of products that were delisted as part of its Project Impact initiative.

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

20 Aug 2010

PepsiCo this week announced it will have spent $400m between 2008 and 2013 in Vietnam as it looks to increase its manufacturing capacity, introduce new products and "strengthen" its existing brands in the country.

SOUTH AFRICA: Danisco buys dairy ingredients firm Research Solutions

17 Aug 2010

Food ingredients giant Danisco has snapped up South African dairy ingredients business Research Solutions.

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

30 Jul 2010

Two UK household food brands found new owners this week, with the sales of the Rachel's organic dairy business and canned tuna maker John West. In France, frozen-food retailer Picard was snapped in another deal involving private equity. just-food this week carried three major interviews with senior directors at Uniq, Danisco and stevia supplier PureCircle.

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

30 Jul 2010

First-half and quarterly results continued to filter out this week, with CEOs and CFOs attempting to mitigate some less than impressive expected results by looking to "long-term strategies." Here's the pick of what was said:

DENMARK/NZ: Danisco extends Fonterra probiotics deal

16 Apr 2010

Ingredients giant Danisco has secured an extension to its deal to license two probiotic strains from dairy group Fonterra.

DENMARK: Danisco ups targets after Q3 results

18 Mar 2010

Danish ingredients giant Danisco today (18 March) upped its sales and earnings targets after posting buoyant third-quarter numbers.

GERMANY: Nordzucker to sell Serbian arm

19 Feb 2010

German sugar refiner Nordzucker said it plans to sell its Serbian units as it looks to raise cash for the purchase of Danisco’s sugar business.

DENMARK: Danisco shares slide on sales target cut

16 Dec 2009

Shares in Danish ingredients giant Danisco fell today (16 December) after the company cut its annual sales target on the back of "modest" revenue growth.

DENMARK: Danisco lifts profits targets

17 Sep 2009

Food ingredients group Danisco today (17 September) upped its earnings target for fiscal 2010 after enjoying a 27% jump in first-quarter profits.

DENMARK: Danisco expands gum production

8 Sep 2009

Danish food ingredients company Danisco has expanded its cellulose gum production capacity.

DENMARK: Danisco invests to expand capacity

18 Aug 2009

Danisco has invested EUR600m (US$847m) in the company in a bid to add more than 2,000 tonnes to its existing cultures production capacity in the next three years.

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