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Ferrero to acquire majority stake in Spanish ice cream company ICFC

24 May 2019

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is to buy a majority stake in a Spanish ice cream business, it has confirmed.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

24 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

Kellogg confirms Italy's Ferrero secures its cookies and snacks brands

1 Apr 2019

US-based food giant Kellogg has confirmed it has agreed to sell its select cookies and snacks business to Italy's Ferrero.

Ferrero 'closes in on Kellogg's up-for-sale cookies and snacks assets'

1 Apr 2019

Italian confectioner Ferrero is reportedly close to securing a deal for Kellogg's North American cookies and snacks businesses.

'Three weeks to bid for Campbell's international arm' - report

1 Mar 2019

Would-be buyers of Campbell Soup Co.'s international portfolio have been given a final bid deadline, a report suggests.

New products - Califia Farms launches Ubermilks oat drinks; Kashi expands Kashi by Kids line; The Jackfruit Company unveils Complete Jackfruit Meals; Cereal "straight from the box"

22 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nestlé launching its KitKat Senses in a bar format and organic yogurts from Arla Foods.

Kellogg's up-for-sale snacks assets 'attract Ferrero, Hostess Brands, B&G Foods'

21 Jan 2019

Three global food giants have reportedly entered bids for Kellogg's North American cookies and snacks assets.

Kraft Heinz and Mondelez 'short-listed in Campbell international business auction'

2 Jan 2019

Food giants and private-equity firms have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co's auction of its international business, reports suggest.

Italy's Ferrero linked to bid for Campbell's international unit

10 Dec 2018

A Europe-based confectionery business has been linked with a takeover bid for the international arm of US food giant Campbell Soup Co.

Barilla 'reportedly plans chocolate spread launch to rival Nutella'

21 Nov 2018

Italian food giant Barilla is reportedly planning to enter a new category, a move which would see it competing against a local rival's market-leading product.

Mondelez, Kraft Heinz 'eyeing Campbell's Australian snacks unit Arnott's'

12 Nov 2018

Arnott's, the Australia-based snacks business among the assets put up for sale by Campbell Soup Co., is reportedly being eyed by a clutch of the largest players in the sector.

Ferrero invests $9m in New Jersey plant to support Kinder Joy demand

22 Oct 2018

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is investing US$9m to expand a plant in the US to support demand for its Kinder Joy kids' treats.

Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods

26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.

Ferrero ads banned in UK as deemed to breach advertising rules

20 Sep 2018

Confectionery giant Ferrero has been investigated by the UK's advertising watchdog over a range of adverts for its Kinder chocolate brand which have been banned on the grounds they breached rules promoting foods for children that are high in fat, salt or sugar.

Kellogg quietly launches Verival cereal in UK; Clif Bar enters breakfast category in US; Unilever's Indian unit launches Ayurveda-inspired breakfast mixes; Ferrero adds to Sweetarts range in US

8 Jun 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.

Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data

9 Apr 2018

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Ferrero discloses palm oil suppliers amid push to curtail deforestation

26 Mar 2018

Ferrero has revealed the sources of its palm oil amid an initiative by Greenpeace International to clamp down on deforestation by producers of the commodity before the end of the decade. 

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative

20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

7 Feb 2018

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

What next after Ferrero's move for Nestle's US candy assets?

19 Jan 2018

After months of speculation, Italian candy maker Ferrero finally emerged this week as the winner in the race for Nestle's US confectionery assets, reportedly pipping rival Hershey to a business that has largely been sluggish in delivering results. But what lies ahead? Simon Harvey investigates.

Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm

17 Jan 2018

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.

Ferrero seen as frontrunner to win Nestle's US confectionery business this week

11 Jan 2018

A potential deal of around US$2.5bn to buy Swiss food giant Nestle's US confectionery business could be completed this week, with Italy's Ferrero seen as the frontrunner to outbid rival Hershey.

Hershey and Ferrero 'submit final bids for Nestle's US candy business'

8 Jan 2018

Confectionery giants Hershey and Ferrero have reportedly submitted final bids for the up-for-sale Nestle US candy business.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Ferrero - vital for UK to avoid "cliff-edge'' Brexit

12 Dec 2017

Ferrero has painted a bleak picture for its business in the UK should the country fail to reach a suitable trade agreement upon leaving the EU, with a potential increase in import tariffs and a divergence in labelling among the key risks to higher costs.

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord

16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Ferrero admits to Nutella recipe change

8 Nov 2017

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero has admitted it has made a "minor adjustment" to the recipe for its popular hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella.

Italian confectioner Ferrero to buy US candy firm Ferrara

19 Oct 2017

Italian confectionery business Ferrero has announced it is to acquire US firm Ferrara Candy Co. via an affiliated company.

Ferrero teams up with Unilever in Kinder ice cream venture

18 Oct 2017

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero is teaming up with consumer goods giant Unilever in a new range of ice cream through the Kinder brand to be launched in select European countries in 2018.

Ferrero to further expand Canada plant

12 Oct 2017

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero has revealed plans to again expand a plant in Canada.

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