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Dean Best | 6 Dec 2010

PepsiCo led the M&A news in food last week with the announcement of its plan to buy Russia's largest dairy group, Wimm-Bill-Dann. Who could be next on PepsiCo's radar?


just-food.com | 3 Nov 2010

What would the synergies be should Pioneer Foods, South Africa's second-largest food company, purchase KWV Holdings, the country's number two wine and spirit maker?

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Simon Harvey | 3 Jan 2018

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.

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just-food.com | 9 Feb 2018

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.com | 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.


Simon Harvey | 13 Dec 2017

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has made another acquisition in the UK, snapping up The Good Carb Food Company, which owns granola brand Lizi's.


Andy Coyne | 4 Sep 2017

Phil Roux, the chief executive of South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group has announced his retirement.


Dean Best | 22 May 2017

Pioneer Food Group has confirmed its profits slumped during the first half of its financial year, with the South Africa-based business citing pressure from maize costs.


Dean Best | 4 May 2017

Pioneer Food Group, the South Africa-based food and drinks group, has warned its half-year earnings could fall by more than it previously estimated.


John Shepherd | 21 Apr 2017

Talks between South Africa's Pioneer Food Group about an unspecified deal with local agribusiness investment firm - and minority shareholder - Zeder Investments have been broken off.


John Shepherd | 7 Mar 2017

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group told shareholders today (7 March) it is in talks about a "material transaction" which, if implemented, "may have an effect on the share price of the company".


Dean Best | 22 Feb 2017

South African food and drink maker Pioneer Food Group expects its earnings per share for the first half of its financial year to be up to 55% lower than a year earlier.


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has revealed pressure on sales volumes "in a number of categories" but forecast an improved performance in the second half of its financial year.


Dean Best | 23 Nov 2016

Pioneer Food Group, the South Africa-based cereal-to-fruit snacks business, has reported higher annual sales and profits.


John Shepherd | 16 Nov 2016

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has acquired a 49% stake in the east African business of UK breakfast cereal group Weetabix.


John Shepherd | 16 Nov 2016

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has acquired a 49% stake in the east African business of UK breakfast cereal group Weetabix.


Dean Best | 4 Oct 2016

Cindy Hess, the CFO of South Africa's Pioneer Food Group, has resigned and will leave the business at the end of October.


John Shepherd | 3 Aug 2016

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has struck a deal to buy Stream Foods, the UK producer of the children's snacking brand Fruit Bowl, from local business Wellness Foods.


Katy Askew | 23 May 2016

Pioneer Foods, the South African food maker, booked "positive results" for the first six months of its financial year, with sales and earnings rising.


Katy Askew | 12 Feb 2016

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has warned of deteriorating conditions facing food makers in the country. 


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Nov 2015

Pioneer Foods, the South African group, has reported an increase in annual sales and earnings.


Katy Askew | 11 Nov 2015

Pioneer Food Group, the South African food processor, has confirmed its proposed acquisition of a stake 50% stake in nutritional cereal maker Futurelife Health Products has been cleared by local competition authorities. 


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Oct 2015

Pioneer Foods has said it is expecting a 14.5-18.5% jump in headline earnings per share for its 2014/15 financial year.


Dean Best | 1 Sep 2015

Kellogg is reportedly set to call on South Africa's competition watchdog to block a proposed deal between local companies Pioneer Foods and Futurelife.


Katy Askew | 29 May 2015

US poultry group Sanderson Farms posted higher half-year sales and profits, although there was some concern on Wall Street about the near-term outlook for the business. Barilla announced its results for 2014, which included an increase in revenue and earnings.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Apr 2015

South African food group Pioneer Foods has announced a joint venture with health foods firm Futurelife.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Feb 2015

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has reported a 7% jump in group revenues for the three months ended 31 December.


Dean Best | 24 Nov 2014

South Africa's Pioneer Foods has reported a jump in profits in a year it labelled as "defining" for the business.


Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

South Africa's Pioneer Foods has said its annual earnings per share are likely to climb by 44-50%.


Katy Askew | 8 Sep 2014

South African food group Pioneer Foods has indicated it plans to "unbundle" its interest feed-to-poultry firm Quantum Foods Holding to its shareholders next month.



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