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Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

7 Feb 2018

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Nestle cancels Guatemalan palm oil contract following corruption probe

7 Feb 2018

Global food and beverage giant Nestle has cancelled a palm oil contract with a Guatemalan company accused of corruption.

Nestle to respond to new claims over infant-formula marketing

2 Feb 2018

Nestle has said it will respond "in the coming days" to a study criticising the way the company markets its infant formula and the health claims the world's largest food manufacturer makes on some of the products.

Nestle's French rejig to lead to more jobs lost

26 Jan 2018

Nestle has revealed its plan to reorganise its business in France will lead to 400 fewer jobs across the company's operations in the country in three years' time.

Nestle activist investor Daniel Loeb pushes for disposal of other "ill-fitting businesses''

23 Jan 2018

Daniel Loeb, the activist investor pushing for change at Nestle, has said he expects the "decisive disposal of other ill-fitting businesses'' following the Swiss food giant's sale of its US confectionery unit.

What next after Ferrero's move for Nestle's US candy assets?

19 Jan 2018

After months of speculation, Italian candy maker Ferrero finally emerged this week as the winner in the race for Nestle's US confectionery assets, reportedly pipping rival Hershey to a business that has largely been sluggish in delivering results. But what lies ahead? Simon Harvey investigates.

Nestle consolidates candy R&D in UK from Switzerland

19 Jan 2018

Nestle is streamlining its research and development operations for confectionery products with plans to consolidate those activities in the city of York in northern England.

Nestle launches KitKat with Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate

18 Jan 2018

Nestle is to launch the first branded product using ingredient giant Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate.

Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm

17 Jan 2018

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.

Ferrero seen as frontrunner to win Nestle's US confectionery business this week

11 Jan 2018

A potential deal of around US$2.5bn to buy Swiss food giant Nestle's US confectionery business could be completed this week, with Italy's Ferrero seen as the frontrunner to outbid rival Hershey.

Nestle sells "iconic" Violet Crumble brand to Robern Menz 

11 Jan 2018

Nestle has entered into an agreement with fellow confectionery business Robern Menz to sell its Australia-based Violet Crumble chocolate bar brand for an undisclosed sum.

Why - and how - 2018 promises to be buoyant year for M&A in food

10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.

Hershey and Ferrero 'submit final bids for Nestle's US candy business'

8 Jan 2018

Confectionery giants Hershey and Ferrero have reportedly submitted final bids for the up-for-sale Nestle US candy business.

Nestle agrees sale of Buitoni pasta plant in Italy

2 Jan 2018

Nestle has signed a preliminary agreement for the sale of its Moretta plant in Italy to local company Pastificio Rana.

Nestle mulls future of Chinese plant

1 Jan 2018

Nestle is weighing up the options for one of its dairy plants in China.

Nestle plans to conclude sale of US confectionery arm in Q1 2018 - is Ferrero the likely buyer?

21 Dec 2017

Nestle has told just-food it expects the sale of its US confectionery arm to be agreed in the first three months of next year.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read news this year

21 Dec 2017

The news stories that got you clicking over the last 12 months.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read analysis this year

21 Dec 2017

Our most popular analysis featured Nestle's new CEO, Unilever post-Kraft Heinz's interest and Kellogg shaking up its US distribution, as well as deep dives into subjects including Generation Z, blockchain and, top of the shop, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read interviews this year

20 Dec 2017

just-food again secured time with some major industry names in 2017 and our interviews with C-suite executives from companies including Sanderson Farms, Nestle and Danone gave you food for thought.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read columns this year

20 Dec 2017

From Big Food needing to think radically to improve performance to Kraft Heinz's move for Unilever and the trends to watch in 2018, our columnists got you clicking over the last 12 months.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

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.

Nestle Galak Passatempo bar; Kallo's protein lentil cakes; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream bits; Cook's Pantry sauces

14 Dec 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Nestle launches new food waste initiative in the UK

12 Dec 2017

Nestle has joined forces with anti-waste charity WRAP and surplus food and household goods redistributor Company Shop in a new initiative in the UK aimed at tackling food waste at source.

Nestle to buy Garden of Life owner Atrium Innovations

6 Dec 2017

Nestle has followed its pledge to invest in building its presence in the consumer-health sector by moving to buy Canada-based vitamins and supplements group Atrium Innovations.

Nestle said to be planning to shut plant in Congo in January

4 Dec 2017

Swiss food giant Nestle is said to be planning to close a plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nestle India fined over ash in Maggi noodles

29 Nov 2017

The Indian unit of Swiss food giant Nestle has been fined INR4.5m (US$69,946) by a court in Shahjahanpur over ash content in its Maggi noodles that was higher than the permissible limit.

Nestle invests US$55m in new Cuba food plant

29 Nov 2017

Swiss food giant Nestle is investing CHF54m in a new plant in Cuba that will produce its cereal-based snacks and beverages.

Food companies set to benefit as China loosens belt on import tariffs

24 Nov 2017

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced.

Should Nestle buy Hain Celestial?

22 Nov 2017

Nestle was this week reportedly said to be eyeing a possible takeover bid for US natural and organic products group Hain Celestial - but would it be a shrewd move for the world's largest food maker? Andy Coyne reports.

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