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2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Covid-19 – India food groups talk trading as virus volatility persists

8 Oct 2020

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough.

Dr. Oetker acquires online cake business deineTorte.de

1 Sep 2020

German food giant Dr. Oetker has taken full control of a local online cake business in which it has held a 49% stake since 2018.

Dr. Oetker invests in recipe app Plant Jammer

27 Aug 2020

Dr. Oetker, the German food giant behind Ristorante pizza, has invested in a Danish start-up that has developed an AI-powered recipe assistant for home cooks.

Dr Oetker acquires specialist baking business Cake Craft World

30 Sep 2019

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, has announced yet another acquisition with a deal for a specialist baking business in the UK.

New products - Dr Oetker's Chicago Town pizza enters chilled aisle; Sweet Earth's Awesome Burger hits US; Delimax-Montpak debuts Fontaine Family range; Tesco debuts Plant Chef

27 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new plant-based range from Ireland's Kerry Foods and Tesco.

New products - Addo adds vegan options to Wall's pastries; Beyond Meat launches plant-based sausage in UK; Ginsters, Quorn combine in plant-based pasty; Moma Foods enters new arena

20 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes an alt-meat version of jerky from US food giant Kellogg and Jack Link's moving its Peperami meat-snack brand into a new area.

Dr Oetker snaps up Romanian bakery business Panovia Prod

2 Sep 2019

German food group Dr Oetker has made a second acquisition in two months with the purchase of a Romanian bakery firm.

Dr Oetker acquires Brazilian baking decoration firm Mavalerio

22 Jul 2019

German food business Dr Oetker has increased the size of its footprint in South America through a new acquisition in Brazil.

Dr Oetker doubles capacity at UK pizza facility

13 May 2019

German food giant Dr Oetker has announced investment plans for a pizza production facility in north west England.

Dr Oetker's bid for Unilever's Alsa unit cleared by watchdog - but with caveat

30 Jan 2019

A proposed acquisition by German food giant Dr. Oetker for the desserts and bakery business of a Unilever unit in France has been cleared.

New products - Dr Oetker targets grab-and-go market with Chicago Town Pizza to Go; Alpen muesli targets "personalisation"; The Collective rolls out kefir Super Yoghurts for kids; Real Handful launches Bundlz

25 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US-based Flowers Foods launching Dave's Killer Bread English muffins and a new desserts range aimed at children from France's Andros.

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.

Dr Oetker to buy US cake decorating and baking brand Wilton

10 Sep 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has announced it is acquiring US cake decorating and baking brand Wilton.

Oetker launches home delivery meals service Juit

5 Sep 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has launched a frozen ready meals delivery service in its home market.

Dr Oetker targets Egypt after Tag El Melouk deal

13 Jul 2018

German food group Dr Oetker has taken over Egyptian bakery business Tag El Melouk.

Dr Oetker expanding in Canada just months after factory closure

1 May 2018

German food group Dr Oetker is to create more than 100 jobs at a facility in Canada just four months after announcing it was shuttering a factory in the country.

Sainsbury's baby food range; Kraft Heinz launches Jif Jaf biscuits for China; Mentos goes sugar-free with Stay Free mints; Perky Jerky moves into pork

27 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

"India is a big country with big opportunities to grow" - just-food meets Dr Oetker's Oliver Mirza

23 Mar 2018

German giant Dr Oetker is looking to grow the sales its business in India generates five-fold in just three years. Oliver Mirza, the managing director and chief executive, of Dr Oetker's business in the country spoke to just-food about the company's goal.

Dr Oetker enters joint production venture with Bavarian dairy firm Molkerei Gropper

26 Feb 2018

Germany-based food conglomerate Dr Oetker is forming a 50-50 joint venture with Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper.

Dr Oetker takes minority stake in German speciality cake maker InterNestor

20 Feb 2018

Germany-based food heavyweight Dr Oetker has acquired a minority stake in local cake maker InterNestor for an unspecified sum.

Dr Oetker to shut Canada pizza plant amid challenging market

30 Jan 2018

German food group Dr Oetker plans to close its leased pizza manufacturing plant in New Brunswick, Canada, due to a "challenging'' operating environment.

Dr Oetker sets outs changes to executive board

5 Sep 2017

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, has outlined changes to its executive board that will take effect from 1 November.

Dr Oetker acquires Mexico's Grupo Rexal

2 Jun 2017

German food group Dr Oetker is expanding its presence in the Mexican market, through the acquisition of baking company Grupo Rexal.

Dr Oetker "plans muesli products production in India"

18 May 2017

Germany-based food company Dr Oetker India has announced plans to make a move on the cereal market in India by manufacturing its own muesli products in the country.

Dr Oetker reports "very respectable" results for 2016

26 Apr 2017

German food giant Dr Oetker has reported a "very respectable" performance for 2016 - a period that saw the company "make a number of strategically important moves for the future", despite "challenging conditions".

Dr Oetker eyes "doubling" of foodservice sales in India

5 Apr 2017

Germany-based food group Dr Oetker has unveiled plans to expand the reach of the group's foodservice products in India and increase domestic sales from the category.

Dr Oetker set to see new chief

13 Dec 2016

Dr Oetker, the Germany-based food group, is set to see Richard Oetker, who represents the Ristorante pizza owner on the executive team of holding company Dr August Oetker KG, step down from his role.

Dr Oetker outlines 2020 sales "vision" for India

29 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker is looking to grow its sales in India more than six-fold by 2020 on the back of the growth of categories in which the Germany-based food giant already operates in the country, range expansion and entering new sectors.

Dr Oetker rebrands Ristorante pizza in US as Virtuoso

16 Nov 2016

Dr Oetker has launched its rebranded Ristorante pizza in the US under the new name Virtuoso.

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