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

18 Mar 2019

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.

Saputo coy on Kirin's sale of Lion's dairy business

5 Nov 2018

Saputo, the Canadian dairy giant, has refused to be drawn on whether it is looking to acquire the dairy assets of Lion, the Australian food and drinks group.

'Saputo, Yili in running for Kirin's Australian dairy business'

24 Oct 2018

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., one of China's largest dairy companies, is reportedly among potential bidders in the race to buy Kirin Holding's Australian food and beverage business.

Kirin confirms plan to sell off Lion's dairy arm

19 Oct 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

Australia's Lion could sell dairy arm

11 Sep 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings may sell the dairy division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

A2 Milk's legal spat with Lion settled 

7 Dec 2017

A dispute between New Zealand dairy and infant formula business A2 Milk and Australian food and beverage group Lion has been resolved without recourse to further legal action.

Australia's Lion launches "start-up accelerator"

19 Jun 2017

Lion has launched a "start-up accelerator", a move the Australian food and drinks manufacturer said would help speed up its "innovation agenda".

Lion brings Asia dairy unit into wider dairy business

5 Aug 2016

Lion, the Australian food and beverage group, is to place its stand-alone Asian dairy business into its dairy and drinks division in a bid to put the region at the centre of the company's decision-making.

Lion takes sales hit but earnings rise 

18 Feb 2016

Lion, the Kirin Holdings-owned Australian dairy-to-brewery group, reported an increase in full-year operating earnings despite lower sales in the period. 

Lion invests in Perth production, jobs cut

22 Jan 2016

Lion Pty Ltd, the Australian dairy group, is to upgrade production at its Bentley dairy in Perth – but confirmed that the move will see job cuts at the site's warehouse operations. 

Saputo's Warrnambool to acquire Lion's cheese business

2 Mar 2015

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - the Australian arm of Canadian dairy group Saputo - has struck a deal to acquire the everyday cheese business of Lion Pty Ltd for approximately A$137.5m (US$107.1m).

Lion looks to future despite dairy challenges

12 Feb 2015

Lion saw volumes from its dairy and juice arm drop more than 7% in the year to the end of September but the Australian dairy group said it was making progress in attempting to turn the business around.

M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

14 Oct 2014

The recent sale of Italian unit Trentinalatte confirms growth through acquisition is not something Emmi is always successful at. Would, Stefan Kirk asks, the Swiss group's shareholders consider a liquidity event that would make them a participant in European dairy consolidation, plus earn them lots of money?

AUS: Lion dairy, soft drinks sales still under pressure

6 Aug 2014

Australian group Lion continues to see sales from its dairy and soft drinks division come under pressure, with volumes down over 3% in the first half of its financial year.

AUS: Lion books dairy write-down, warns of "headwinds"

13 Feb 2014

Australian group Lion has booked an impairment charge of A$338.8m on its dairy business, which it warned faced "considerable headwinds".

AUS: Takeover watchdog set to rule on Saputo's WCB bid

12 Dec 2013

Australia's Takeovers Panel is reportedly set to announce whether Canadian dairy giant Saputo must up its offer for local processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.

AUS: Murray Goulburn turns to watchdog over Saputo bid

28 Nov 2013

Murray Goulburn is challenging Saputo's latest bid for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.

JAPAN: F&N sale sees Kirin return to profit in Q1

1 May 2013

Kirin Holdings has reported a significant return to net profit in its first quarter helped by the sale of its stake in Fraser and Neave earlier this year.

SINGAPORE: OUE offer "not compelling but fair", says Fraser and Neave

19 Dec 2012

Fraser and Neave's board of directors has branded Overseas Union Enterprise's (OUE) S$13.1bn (US$10.7bn) offer for the group as "not compelling, but fair".

SINGAPORE: Thai billionaire "tries to buy more F&N shares"

17 Dec 2012

TCC Assets, the fund battling to buy Fraser and Neave, has spoken out after a report claimed it is looking to acquire an extra 10% of the Singapore food and drink group.

SINGAPORE: Thai billionaire extends Fraser and Neave bid deadline

11 Dec 2012

The investment vehicle owned by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has extended its offer deadline for Singapore food and beverage group Fraser and Neave for a third time.

SINGAPORE: 2011 Thai floods hit Fraser and Neave's dairy profits

19 Nov 2012

Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave has booked a drop in annual profits from its dairy business after production was hit by the floods in Thailand late last year.

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

19 Nov 2012

The apparent end of US baker Hostess Brands grabbed the headlines last week after a nationwide strike prompted management to move to wind up the business. On a positive note, UK food manufacturers visited China to try to tap into the country's second-largest economy. Click on the headlines for more on our coverage of the major stories this week.

JAPAN: Kirin lines up takeover of F&N's food business

16 Nov 2012

Kirin Holdings has agreed to acquire Fraser and Neave's food and beverage business if a wider bid by Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) for the conglomerate succeeds.

Comment: Kirin's conundrum over Fraser and Neave

28 Sep 2012

Now that Heineken has airlifted Fraser and Neave's share of Tiger beer out of the company's hands, all eyes turn to Kirin Holdings and ThaiBev's intentions for the Singapore food and drink group, writes Chris Mercer.

In the spotlight: China a factor in Itochu interest in Dole

14 Sep 2012

A chunk of Dole Food Co.'s business could end up in the hands of one of Japan's largest trading houses it was announced this week - and China appears to be central to the potential deal.

AUS: Nestle exec Irvine to take Lion CEO role

20 Aug 2012

Nestle executive Stuart Irvine is to become CEO of Australian dairy-to-beer group Lion next year.

SINGAPORE: Fraser and Neave's largest investor up stake

15 Aug 2012

ThaiBev has upped its stake in Singapore food and drink group Fraser and Neave to 26.2%, according to a regulatory filing.

SINGAPORE: Fraser and Neave profits fall as takeover intrigue grows

10 Aug 2012

Fraser and Neave has reported lower profits and sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, as reports suggest ThaiBev may have upped its stake in the dairy and drinks group.

JAPAN/SINGAPORE: Kirin coy over F&N ambitions

3 Aug 2012

Kirin Holdings has insisted it is only interested in the food and soft drinks assets of Fraser and Neave, although the Japanese group has remained coy about its intentions amid a flurry of speculation about the Singapore business.

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