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PZ Cussons books impairment charges against Australia-based food brands

24 Sep 2020

UK consumer-goods giant PZ Cussons has revealed that it has booked impairment charges against two of its food businesses.

PZ Cussons names Jonathan Myers new CEO

19 Mar 2020

UK consumer goods giant PZ Cussons, which yesterday confirmed the sale of its Nigerian dairy business, has announced a new CEO.

FrieslandCampina to acquire PZ Cussons' Nutricima dairy business

18 Mar 2020

UK consumer goods giant PZ Cussons has announced the sale of its Nigerian dairy business Nutricima to a European firm.

PZ Cussons begins search for CEO as Alex Kanellis announces retirement

12 Dec 2019

PZ Cussons announced its long-serving chief executive will retire from the UK-based consumer goods firm in the New Year. 

PZ Cussons 'mulling options for Australian yogurt maker'

16 Oct 2019

UK-based consumer-goods giant PZ Cussons is reportedly weighing up its options over the future of its Australian yogurt business Five:Am.

UK's PZ Cussons sells off Greek olive oil business Minerva

29 Aug 2019

UK FMCG company PZ Cussons has entered into an agreement to sell a European food division for GBP41m (US$50m).

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative

20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

PZ Cussons puts Nutricima milk business under review amid Nigeria constraints

16 Mar 2018

PZ Cussons is reviewing its Nutricima milk business in Nigeria amid ''intense competition''.

Susan Day Cakes adds 51 jobs in Hallam, eyes Asia expansion

29 Jun 2015

Australian baked good firm, The Cake Syndicate, has said it is seeking an investor to fund capital expansion and growth into Asia.

Food industry news of the week: Aryzta, Mondelez

2 Apr 2015

The week before Easter saw Aryzta surprise the market with news of its plan to buy 49% of French frozen food retailer Picard. M&A speculation surrounded Mondelez International, which was reported to be considering the sale of its rights to the cream cheese brand Philadelphia. Mondelez had a bad end to the week after being charged with manipulating wheat prices.

Glanbia quits PZ Cussons Nigeria venture

1 Apr 2015

Glanbia has decided to quit Nigerian dairy business Nutricima, selling its 50% stake in the venture to partner PZ Cussons for GBP21m.

Interview: Peter Meek, MD of Chobani Australia, part one

1 Oct 2014

Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.

UK: PZ Cussons prepares Rafferty's Garden for NZ launch

24 Sep 2014

PZ Cussons is preparing to fully launch its Rafferty's Garden baby food brand in New Zealand.

AUS: Chobani launches organic Gippsland Dairy range

3 Sep 2014

Chobani has added to its Gippsland Dairy yoghurt range in Australia with the launch of an organic line.

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

18 Aug 2014

Five months ago, Chiquita Brands International announced plans to merge with fellow banana supplier Fyffes. The deal was set to close by the end of the year. However, this week, an unsolicited takeover bid came in for Chiquita, which promptly rejected the offer. However, the suitors have indicated they may not go away easily. Elsewhere, our coverage of Russia's food embargo continued, we looked in-depth at the opportunities for growth in Japan in our latest management briefing and, in a new M&A column, we suggested Raisio sell up to private equity.

Analysis: Why PZ Cussons could continue expansion in food

12 Aug 2014

UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons does the bulk of its business in areas like personal care and beauty but it has food interests in Africa and Australia - and in recent days it has added to its food stable with the acquisition of Australian yoghurt business Five:Am. Dean Best looks at PZ's expansion in food and discusses how much of a priority the sector is for the Carex handwash and Charles Worthington shampoo maker.

UK/AUS: FMCG group PZ Cussons to buy Oz yoghurt firm Five:Am

4 Aug 2014

UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons has moved to add to its food business with a deal to buy Australian organic yoghurt firm Five:Am.

Organic baby food: Corporates M&A flurry in growing segment

17 Jul 2013

For three weeks in May, the industry's M&A spotlight shone brightest on the organic baby food sector.

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

8 Jul 2013

The story of the week centred around China's probe into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices in China, an investigation that has taken in the likes of Nestle and Danone. Elsewhere, consumer goods giant PZ Cussons has decided to move further into food with its acquisition of Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. And our latest executive interviews included Australian free-from business Freedom Foods Group and UK baker Finsbury Food Group.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

8 Jul 2013

Last week saw just-food following China's investigation into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices, which has involved Danone, Nestle and Mead Johnson. We also spoke with a number of company executives about their growth plans including the MD of Australia-based Freedom Foods Group, Rory McLeod, who outlined the company's plans and explained why gluten-free needs to focus more on taste. We also spoke with Finsbury Foods CEO John Duffy about the potential the company sees in bread. Elsewhere, Ocado released its first-half results and FMCG giant PZ Cuzzons struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden.

In the spotlight: PZ Cussons' Rafferty's deal to boost core Asia presence

5 Jul 2013

UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons this week struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. Analysts have suggested the acquisition is not a sign PZ Cussons plans a significant push into food and see the deal as one that can support its core home and personal care businesses in the region. Michelle Russell reports.

UK/AUS: FMCG giant PZ Cussons to buy Rafferty's Garden baby food

2 Jul 2013

UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons has struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden.

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