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Plant-based priorities – dairy companies also in dairy-free

12 Feb 2021

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

10 Feb 2021

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Italian group Granarolo sells balsamic vinegar business to Monari Federzoni

5 Jan 2021

Granarolo, the Italian firm selling off assets outside of its core dairy business, has announced the disposal of another business operation.

Italy's Granarolo sells Pandea baking arm to local peer Morato Pane

14 Oct 2020

Italy's Granarolo has sold its Pandea baked goods business to a local breadmaker for an undisclosed sum.

Agrofood accelerator looks to back start-ups

3 Aug 2020

Italy-based dairy and egg businesses are amongst those behind the establishment of a new food-based accelerator in the country.

Lactalis linked to Nuova Castelli acquisition

23 May 2019

French dairy giant Lactalis has been linked in media reports with a deal to take over an Italian cheese maker.

New products - Hershey unveils new Reese's Ice Cream Cake; Kind healthy snacks brand branches out into frozen; Blue Diamond almond-based 'yogurt'; The Meatless Farm widens stable

17 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes UK meat-free veteran Quorn making its debut in ambient foods and a new snacks range from Graze.

New products - Granarolo debuts La Merenda della Lola snack kit for kids; Perfetti van Melle expands Mentos brand; Gressingham launches venison, wild boar range; Dole unveils salad kit line in the US

18 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of Mentos chewy mints from Perfetti van Melle, and a new kids' snack kit range from Italy's Grnarolo.

Italy's Granarolo moves to majority stake in local cheesemaker Venchiaredo

11 Apr 2019

Italian dairy group Granarolo has moved to a majority stake in a local cheesemaker for an undisclosed sum.

Italy's Granarolo enters distribution partnership to target Swiss market

26 Sep 2018

Italian dairy group Granarolo has launched a distribution partnership with the Italian Wine Group that aims to grow the presence of both companies in Switzerland.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees subdued organic growth after Q3 result; Nomad Foods FY profits surge on debt repricing; Boparan Q2 sales rise despite ''tough conditions'' hitting profits; Produce Investments back in black in H1

22 Mar 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.

Granarolo expands footprint in UK with Midland Food purchase

19 Feb 2018

Italian dairy group Granarolo has acquired the UK's Midland Food Group as it seeks a bigger slice of the country's chilled food market.

Italian dairy group Granarolo attracts state investment

19 Jan 2018

Granarolo, the Italy-based dairy group, has attracted investment from the country's state lender, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), to help the business grow in international markets.

Italy's Granarolo uses patented system to create new reduced-sugar milk

23 Oct 2017

Italian dairy group Granarolo has made a EUR5m (US$5.9m) investment in its plant in Gioia del Colle, in southern Italy, where it will produce its new reduced-sugar G+ milk product.

Granarolo buys Venchiaredo stake from Emmi

25 Sep 2017

Italian dairy group Granarolo has emerged as the buyer of Emmi's 24% stake in local cheese specialist Venchiaredo.

Granarolo buys majority stake in Greece's Quality Brands International

5 May 2017

Italian agro-food group Granarolo has acquired a 50.01% stake in Greek dairy distributor Quality Brands International (QBI) for an undisclosed sum.

Granarolo's international drive helps boost 2016 results

28 Mar 2017

Granarolo saw sales and profits, with the Italy-based agri-food group pointing to its moves to become more international.

Granarolo acquires stake in Brazil's Allfood 

27 Mar 2017

Italian agro-food group Granarolo has acquired a 60% stake in Brazilian food processor and distributor Allfood. 

Granarolo invests in Italian free-from firm San Lucio

29 Nov 2016

Italian dairy business Granarolo has acquired a 30% stake in local lactose-free cheese snacks business San Lucio.

Granarolo moves into bakery through Pandea Dietetica buy

29 Nov 2016

Granarolo, the Italian dairy business, has continued its diversification with a move into the bakery sector through the acquisition of local business Pandea Dietetica.

Granarolo buys majority stake in Italian organic food firm Conbio

6 May 2016

Granarolo, the Italian dairy group, has acquired 60% of local organic food maker Conbio.

Food industry quotes of the week - Nestle, Mondelez, Kerry

16 Oct 2015

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke faced questions over the food group's performance after it missed analyst expectations and lowered its forecast for underlying annual sales. Mondelez International explained why it was confident Belvita breakfast biscuits could succeed in China, while Kantar Worldpanel outlined how local products had gained an edge over international brands.

Granarolo buys stake in NZ distributor European Foods

14 Oct 2015

Italian dairy group Granarolo has acquired 25% of European Foods, a distributor of Italian products in New Zealand.

GREECE: Vivartia eyes France, Italy with Granarolo tie-up

17 Jan 2014

Greek food group Vivartia has secured distribution for its Delta Greek yoghurts and cheeses in France and Italy after a deal with Italian dairy firm Granarolo.

ITALY: Granarolo takes minority stake in Amalattea

10 Oct 2013

Granarolo has taken a minority stake in goat's milk specialist Amalattea in a deal the Italian dairy group said would provide it with access to the growing category.

just-food's outlook for 2013: Mega deals unlikely as consolidation continues

31 Jan 2013

There may be caution over the prospect for blockbuster deals in a dilapidated economic environment, but the food sector mergers and acquisitions table still has plenty to whet the appetite.

ITALY/FRANCE: Granarolo to acquire CIPF Codipal cheese group

11 Jan 2013

Italian dairy group Granarolo has announced its entry into France via the acquisition of French cheese maker CIPF Codipal for an undisclosed fee.

ITALY: Granarolo buys local cheese firm Lat Bri

1 Sep 2011

Italian dairy company Granarolo has snapped up local cheese maker Lat Bri.

ITALY: No domestic bid in offing for Parmalat - report

27 Apr 2011

Italian companies are reportedly not preparing a counter bid for Parmalat, the country's largest dairy processor, which is subject to a EUR3.4bn takeover offer from France's Lactalis.

FRANCE/ITALY: Lactalis launches full takeover bid for Parmalat

26 Apr 2011

Lactalis, the French dairy giant, has upped the ante in the battle for Italian rival Paramlat with the announcement this morning (26 April) of a takeover bid for the entire business.


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