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FRANCE: Louis Dreyfus Commodities confirms bond issue

15 May 2012

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

US: Imperial Sugar widens H1 net loss

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.

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

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.

US: Imperial Sugar board backs sale to Louis Dreyfus Commodities

1 May 2012

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

Stevia - the suppliers: from Cargill to PureCircle

30 Mar 2012

A number of major suppliers have built a significant presence in the stevia sector, with new entrants emerging. Jonathan Thomas looks at the major players in the industry - Cargill and PureCircle - and other companies supplying the intense sweetener.

US: ContiGroup fund takes control of Wholesome Sweeteners

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.

US: Imperial Sugar Q1 losses narrow

10 Feb 2012

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

US: Imperial Sugar mulls more disposals after FY loss

10 Jan 2012

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

US: Imperial Sugar sells interest in Louisiana venture

20 Dec 2011

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

US: Rising prices hit Imperial Sugar's profits

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.

US: Imperial Sugar posts Q2 profit but sales fall

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.

US: Higher sales sweeten Imperial Sugar's underlying losses

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.

US: Soaring sugar costs hit Imperial's bottom line

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.

US/MALAYSIA: Stevia firm PureCircle in JV with Imperial Sugar

22 Feb 2010

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

US: Sartori appoints sales boss

23 Dec 2009

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

US: Imperial Sugar, Cargill and Sugar Growers in refinery JV

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.

MEXICO: Imperial Sugar expands reach with JV

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.

US: Explosion costs sour Imperial FY results

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.

US: Imperial Sugar makes board appointments

28 Oct 2008

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

US: Imperial Sugar fined for safety violations

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.

US: Imperial rescue efforts continue

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.

US: Sixth body recovered from Imperial refinery

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.

US: Explosion at Imperial Sugar plant

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.

US: Imperial completes CEO transition

30 Jan 2008

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

US/MEXICO: Imperial, Santos ink sugar venture

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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