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November deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 rise

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packag...

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Andy Coyne | 12 Nov 2018

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.


Dean Best | 26 Jun 2018

Dean Best is unsure whether, as has been reported in the US, Kraft Heinz should be looking at a possible move for Campbell Soup Co.


Dean Best | 16 Mar 2018

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.


Andy Coyne | 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.

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just-food.com | 17 Dec 2018

This week's batch of products include more products sold under the Philadelphia brand in the US and an organic range sold under a major confectionery brand in France.


Dean Best | 29 Nov 2018

Kraft Heinz has struck a deal to buy a US maker of condiments and snacks, part of the ketchup giant's bid to work with or acquire brands that "disrupt the food industry".


Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 7 Nov 2018

Kraft Heinz is coming under pressure from one of its largest investors following the release of lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings.


Andy Coyne | 7 Nov 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz is selling its Canadian natural cheese business to a major European dairy firm in a US$1.23bn deal.


Andy Coyne | 6 Nov 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz is aiming to fuel innovation and growth following an acquisition and the launch of a new digital initiative.


Andy Coyne | 5 Nov 2018

Kraft Heinz has told analysts it is confident its profitability will improve after the US food giant booked a year-on-year decline in earnings in the third quarter.


Andy Coyne | 24 Oct 2018

Kraft Heinz has announced one of its divisions in India is to be sold to consumer health group Zydus Wellness.


Andy Coyne | 5 Oct 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz has launched a venture fund that will invest in emerging tech companies that are aiming to transform the food industry.


Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2018

Some 90 UK food industry organisations - including producers, manufacturers and retailers - have committed to halving food waste.


Andy Coyne | 24 Aug 2018

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered a local Kraft Heinz unit to pay penalties totalling AUD2.25m (US$1.64m) for making a misleading health claim that its Little Kids Shredz products were beneficial for young children.


Simon Harvey | 24 Aug 2018

The UK arm of US food giant Kraft Heinz is investing GBP20m (US$25.6m) in a canning plant based at Wigan in the north-west of England.


just-food.com | 23 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes Bao Bun kits from London-based School of Wok.


Dean Best | 6 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees, presiding over a business facing ongoing speculation over its next M&A move, has said the US group does not want to strike deals that would make the company "happy for a quarter" but then regretful months later.


Andy Coyne | 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly opened exploratory talks to potentially buy fellow US packaged food giant Campbell Soup Co. two months after the departure of the soup maker's chief executive.


Dean Best | 3 Aug 2018

Kraft Heinz has reportedly taken the auction of a clutch of its assets in India to the second round, with Tata Group and FMCG business Dabur India said to be in the running.


Simon Harvey | 1 Aug 2018

Australia's consumer watchdog is reportedly calling for the local unit of Kraft Heinz to be fined for misleading customers over the health benefits of its Little Kids Shredz products. 


Andy Coyne | 1 Aug 2018

Activist investor Third Point is stepping up its campaign to put pressure on the ailing US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to change, according to a report.


Simon Harvey | 31 Jul 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz has expanded its commitments to promoting a healthy environment to encompass sustainable packaging and carbon omissions reduction. 


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

Canada has introduced tariffs on a large number of US exports - including many food products - in response to President Trump's decision to tax Canadian steel and aluminium entering the US.


Andy Coyne | 25 Jun 2018

A report in a US newspaper is linking food giant Kraft Heinz with a bid for fellow US heavyweight Campbell Soup Co.


Dean Best | 19 Jun 2018

Kraft Heinz is reportedly considering selling the ownership of Complan in India, where the US food giant owns the brand.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2018

Nestle, Kraft Heinz and Coca-Cola are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


Andy Coyne | 29 May 2018

Food heavyweight Kraft Heinz is to focus on "globally applicable best practices" from a new base outside Amsterdam which opens next week.

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Dean Best | 2 Aug 2018

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

In the 1970s a squabble between the UK and Iceland over fishing rights in the North Atlantic earned the somewhat hyperbolic name of the Cod War.

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