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Lactalis' US chief Frederick Bouisset named Labeyrie Fine Foods CEO

27 Mar 2017

The CEO of the US and Latin America business of French dairy products group Lactalis. Frédérick Bouisset, is to join French group Labeyrie Fine Foods as its chief executive.

Lactalis fails to hit threshold to delist Parmalat

23 Mar 2017

France-based dairy giant Lactalis has failed to reach the 90% stake in Parmalat that it needed to delist the Italian dairy group, according to a filing by the Milan bourse.

Australia Lactalis Parmalat dairy plant dispute over

21 Mar 2017

Union leaders in Australia say a pay and conditions row with Lactalis' majority-owned dairy producer Parmalat, which saw employees locked out of a plant in the state of Victoria, is over.

Lactalis ups Parmalat buy-out offer

10 Mar 2017

Lactalis has raised the price it is offering to buy out minority investors in Italian dairy giant Parmalat.

Parmalat denies talks to settle Citigroup action

7 Mar 2017

Parmalat has rejected a report it is involved in talks to settle a long-running legal battle with US bank Citigroup ahead of a full takeover of the Italian dairy group by majority shareholder Lactalis.

Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile

2 Mar 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group controlled by France's Lactalis, has acquired "several" cheese-making companies in Chile at a combined enterprise value of around EUR100m (US$105m).

Lactalis files complaint in Parmalat takeover tussle 

10 Feb 2017

Lactalis-owned holding company Sofil has filed a complaint with Italy's stock market regulator against Parmalat minority shareholder Amber Capital. 

Australia Lactalis Parmalat site lockout continues but "progress being made"

9 Feb 2017

Union leaders in Australia say progress is being made in talks with Lactalis' majority-owned dairy producer Parmalat in a row over pay and conditions, although workers are still locked out of a plant in the state of Victoria.

Parmalat sets sales, EBITDA forecasts for next two years

7 Feb 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group controlled by France's Lactalis, has issued sales and EBITDA forecasts for 2017 and 2018.

Lactalis gets clearance for Parmalat takeover offer

31 Jan 2017

French dairy giant Lactalis has been given the green light to launch a takeover offer to secure full control of Italian group Parmalat. 

Lockout at Lactalis Parmalat site in Australia in pay row

20 Jan 2017

Union leaders in Australia have called for fresh talks with Lactalis' majority-owned dairy producer Parmalat, after workers were locked out of a plant in the state of Victoria in a dispute over pay and conditions.

UK organic body looks to grow sector

13 Jan 2017

The UK's Organic Trade Board is launching an initiative that aims to "accelerate" growth in the organic sector and to "build retailer value" at home while also growing sales of UK-produced organic food overseas.

Lactalis launches offer to take full control of Parmalat 

3 Jan 2017

French dairy group Lactalis, the majority owner of Parmalat, has launched a voluntary tender offer to take full control of the Italian dairy business. 

Lactalis to make Covalact latest dairy deal in Romania

20 Dec 2016

Lactalis has struck a deal to buy Romanian dairy business Covalact, with the acquisition set to be the second the French giant has made in the country in 2016.

Lactalis debuts Sweden's Lindahls quark brand in UK

21 Nov 2016

Lactalis has launched Swedish quark brand Lindahls in the UK with a roll-out from today (21 November) in the country's Waitrose stores.

Lactalis Nestle launches dessert line in Spain 

25 Oct 2016

Dairy venture Lactalis Nestle is expanding its Spanish product range with the launch of a dessert line under the Nestle Gold sub-brand.

Lactalis closes Spanish factory 

12 Oct 2016

Lactalis has pushed ahead with the planned closure of a Spanish production facility that manufactures the Lauki brand. 

Lactalis strikes agreement with farmers over milk prices

30 Aug 2016

Lactalis and unions representing French dairy farmers have reached an agreement on milk prices following the resumption of talks earlier today (30 August).

Lactalis to negotiate on milk price as protests continue

30 Aug 2016

French dairy giant Lactalis will resume negotiations with farmers' unions as protests over the price paid for raw milk continue. 

Parmalat points to US, Europe as H1 profits rise

1 Aug 2016

Parmalat, the Italy-based dairy business in which France's Lactalis holds a majority stake, has booked higher first-quarter profits, thanks to "improved results" in the US and Europe.

Lactalis silent on new Albalact shares bid reports

28 Jul 2016

France's Lactalis group today (28 July) declined to comment on reports in the Romanian media it had offered RON342m (US$85m) to buy up the remaining shares in its majority-owned Romanian dairy group Albalact.

Lactalis buys French cheese firm Fromagerie E. Graindorge

10 Jun 2016

Lactalis has acquired Normandy cheesemaker Fromagerie E. Graindorge for an undisclosed sum.

Lactalis delays closure of Lauki plant in Spain

9 Jun 2016

Lactalis has delayed the planned closure of a plant in Spain, a move union officials have said could allow time for the factory to be acquired, rather than shut down.

Lactalis Kazakhstan unit FoodMaster gets EBRD backing

26 May 2016

FoodMaster, the Kazakh dairy business owned by Lactalis, has secured financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Parmalat Q1 profits down on Venezuela and forex

24 May 2016

Parmalat, the Italy-based dairy group, today (24 May) booked lower first-quarter profits amid the challenging economic conditions in Venezuela and pressure from foreign exchange.

Lactalis, Nestle enter lactose-free category in Spain

17 May 2016

Lactalis and Nestle have entered the lactose-free yoghurt category in Spain with the launch of a range through their joint venture.

Parmalat appoints new board, names Gabriella Chersicla chairperson

3 May 2016

Parmalat has named Gabriella Chersicla as its new chairperson after after three of the directors nominated by majority shareholder Lactalis quit their positions last month, prompting the Italian dairy group to elect a new board.

Lactalis mulling Valladolid site closure

21 Apr 2016

Lactalis has confirmed it is planning to close a production site in Valladolid, Spain.

France aims to oblige food companies to publish results

1 Apr 2016

France's Agriculture Minister, Stephane Le Foll, is looking to a government bill focusing on transparency, tackling corruption and modernising business practices to get privately-held food firms like Lactalis and Bigard to publish their results.

Lactalis strikes deal for Anik Industries dairy business in India

29 Mar 2016

Lactalis has agreed a deal to buy the dairy business of Indian conglomerate Anik Industries.






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