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Michelle Russell | 15 May 2012

Louis Dreyfus Commodities is to issue bonds for the first time in its history as it prepares to step up acquisitions.

Michelle Russell | 11 May 2012

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar, which earlier this month agreed to a takeover bid from Louis Dreyfus Commodities, has reported higher half-year losses.

Dean Best | 8 May 2012

Bright Food, the Chinese food group, this week at last planted its first flag in Europe with an investment in UK cereal firm Weetabix. Elsewhere in Europe, the CEO of Norway-based consumer goods company Orkla quit amid a disagreement with the company's board and German retailer Metro Group reported a quarterly loss. We also published our latest Sustainability Watch interview, which focused on US food giant General Mills. Click on the headlines for more.

Michelle Russell | 1 May 2012

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar has agreed to be acquired by commodities trading company Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

Dean Best | 12 Mar 2012

The investment arm of US agribusiness giant ContiGroup has secured a majority stake in local organic and Fair Trade sugar supplier Wholesome Sweeteners.

Dean Best | 10 Feb 2012

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar has reported lower quarterly losses after the company's costs fell year-on-year.

Dean Best | 10 Jan 2012

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar has admitted it is considering more disposals after reporting annual losses of over US$53m.

Katie Smith | 20 Dec 2011

Imperial Sugar has sold its stake in the Louisiana Sugar Refining venture to Cargill and Sugar Growers and Refiners.

Michelle Russell | 8 Aug 2011

Imperial Sugar has recorded a loss in the first nine months of the fiscal year, hurt by competition and the rising cost of raw sugar. | 11 May 2011

Imperial Sugar has reported a second-quarter profit thanks largely to the contribution of a refinery in Louisiana run by a venture between the US sugar processor, Cargill and farming co-op Sugar Growers and Refiners. | 9 Feb 2011

Underlying quarterly losses at US sugar processor Imperial Sugar have fallen on the back of better sales, boosted by stronger volumes and higher prices for refined sugar. | 4 Jan 2011

The rising cost of raw sugar ate into the bottom line at US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar during its fourth quarter, the company has reported. | 22 Feb 2010

Stevia maker PureCircle is to set up a venture with Imperial Sugar to penetrate the US market. | 23 Dec 2009

Artisan cheese maker Sartori Foods has appointed Lisa Cielencki as national sales director for its food and ingredients business. | 20 Nov 2009

Imperial Sugar, Sugar Growers and Refiners and Cargill have formed a three-way joint venture to build and operate a new cane sugar refinery in Gramercy, Louisiana. | 10 Mar 2009

Imperial Sugar Co.’s Mexican joint venture, Comercializadora Santos Imperial (CSI), has struck a sales and marketing deal with Grupo La Margarita, a division of Empresas Machado. | 15 Dec 2008

Imperial Sugar Co., the US sugar refiner, today (15 December) posted a full-year loss due to costs linked to the explosion at a refinery in Georgia in February. | 28 Oct 2008

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co. has appointed Ron Kesselman and John Stokely to its board of directors. | 28 Jul 2008

Imperial Sugar has been fined US$8.77m for safety violations after an explosion at its sugar refinery in Wentworth, Ga., killed 13 workers and injured dozens more. | 12 Feb 2008

Two workers remain unaccounted for after the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company plant on the evening of 7 February. | 11 Feb 2008

Search crews have recovered another body from the Imperial Sugar refinery devastated by a massive explosion on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to six. | 8 Feb 2008

A blast at a refinery operated by Imperial Sugar in the US state of Georgia has reportedly left dozens injured. Local fire officials said 42 people had been injured, many of them critically. | 30 Jan 2008

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co. has confirmed the appointment of John Sheptor as president and CEO. | 26 Nov 2007

US sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co. has set up a distribution venture with Mexican sugar group Ingenios Santos.

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