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The just-food interview - Solae CEO Torkel Rhenman

30 Nov 2011

Increased consumer interest in health and in the impact of their consumption on the environment is driving demand for soy ingredients supplier Solae, according to CEO Torkel Rhenman. He spoke to Dean Best at the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition about the outlook for Solae, which has hit the corporate headlines in recent months due to speculation over its future ownership.

US: DuPont, Bunge "studying options on Solae"

16 Sep 2011

The owners of soy ingredients maker Solae have reportedly started to examine the options for the business.

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

29 Jul 2011

just-food's insight pages were full of interviews and analysis this week. As Auchan's Sun Art Retail Group venture listed in Hong Kong, we looked at the growth of China's hypermarket sector. Our food retail coverage did not stop there, with our latest briefing focusing on the challenge of building a successful online operation. And we interviewed executives at two leading dairy processors, Arla Foods and First Milk, about issues from sustainability to promotions. Click on the headlines for more.

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.

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.

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