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Lactalis, the privately-owned French dairy giant and owner of brands from President cheese and UK organic business Rachel's, has fired the s...


Dean Best | 23 Sep 2009

Finding consensus in the UK organic food movement can be like nailing jelly to a wall. Rapid growth in the last 15 years has meant organics has major brands with multinational backers (think Green & Black's or Rachel's Organic). But, hundreds of smaller, regional producers also battling the downturn remain - meaning the sector houses many different views over how to move organic forward. Yesterday (22 September) in London, the Organic Trade Board, laid out its plans to reignite stagnant sales. Here are the best quotes from the day's events.

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Dean Best | 6 Nov 2012

Swiss dairy group Emmi has this year pressed on with its plans to expand overseas and rely less on a stagnant domestic sector. At the SIAL 2012 industry expo in Paris, Dean Best met Matthias Kunz, head of Emmi's international business, to discuss the company's latest investments, including its decision to take a majority stake in Spanish dairy Kaiku.

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Hannah Abdulla | 24 Apr 2015

Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range.


Dean Best | 24 Apr 2015

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2012

Rachel's Organic has relaunched its My First Yoghurts children's range with an improved recipe.


just-food.com | 30 Jul 2010

Two UK household food brands found new owners this week, with the sales of the Rachel's organic dairy business and canned tuna maker John West. In France, frozen-food retailer Picard was snapped in another deal involving private equity. just-food this week carried three major interviews with senior directors at Uniq, Danisco and stevia supplier PureCircle.


just-food.com | 4 Jun 2010

Speculation over the future of Dean Foods' UK dairy unit Rachel's Organic and the will-they-won't-they merger of French dairies Sodiaal and Entremont Alliance grabbed your attention this week - as did one confirmed piece of M&A: the acquisition of organic baby food business Plum Baby.


just-food.com | 1 Jun 2010

US dairy giant Dean Foods has appointed advisers to look into the possible sale of UK unit Rachel's Organic.


just-food.com | 29 Sep 2009

UK organic dairy group Rachel's Organic has appointed Kerry Boyd as general manager of its dairy operations.


just-food.com | 23 Sep 2009

The UK organic food sector's bid for EU funding to support an industry-wide marketing campaign needs more financial backing from the country's suppliers, a conference was told yesterday (22 September).


just-food.com | 21 Sep 2009

UK organic food makers are set to detail their plans (22 September) to grow organic sales in the country by 50% by 2015 tomorrow at its 'Go for Growth' conference in London.


just-food.com | 15 Jun 2009

Soy foods business Alpro has been sold to US dairy giant Dean Foods, it was announced today (15 June).


just-food.com | 31 Mar 2009

Rachel's Organic, the UK-based dairy firm, is offering consumers the opportunity to vote for the company’s next yoghurt flavour.


just-food.com | 23 Feb 2009

Rachel's Organic, the UK-based dairy firm, has introduced an “improved” pot-snap to its range.

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