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Nestle to sell US ice-cream arm to Froneri venture

12 Dec 2019

Nestlé has struck a deal to sell its ice-cream business in the US, a unit that includes brands like Drumstick, as well as the local licence to Häagen-Dazs.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Froneri buys Tip Top ice cream from Fonterra

13 May 2019

Froneri, the global ice-cream venture between Nestle and private-equity firm PAI Partners, has snapped up a brand in New Zealand.

Nestle ice-cream JV Froneri eyes plant closure

12 Oct 2018

Froneri, the venture housing much of Nestle's ice-cream operations, is looking to close another plant in Europe.

Froneri takes Mondelez-owned Green & Black's ice cream under its wing

15 Feb 2018

UK ice cream manufacturer Froneri is taking over all production of the Green & Black's ice cream brand owned by food giant Mondelez International.

Nestle ice cream joint venture Froneri to close plants in Greece, Italy

29 Sep 2017

Ice cream maker Froneri, a joint venture formed in 2016 between Nestle and the owners of the UK-based R&R Ice Cream, is to close two factories in Greece and Italy.

Manufacturers navigating challenging Russian ice cream market

14 Sep 2016

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.

South African regulators approve Nestle, R&R Ice Cream JV

14 Jul 2016

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved without conditions the proposed launch of an ice cream joint venture in the country – Froneri – by Nestle and R&R Ice Cream.

How a local model buffers Nestle from headwinds from Brexit to Russia's embargo - the just-food interview with Luis Cantarell

27 Jun 2016

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

R&R Ice Cream names Daniel Martinez new CFO

20 Jun 2016

R&R Ice Cream has named former PepsiCo and Reckitt Benckiser executive Daniel Martinez as the new CFO of the UK-based business.

R&R Ice Cream posts first-quarter fall in sales

1 Jun 2016

R&R Ice Cream has reported a fall in underlying first-quarter sales, with the UK-based business pointing to a sluggish domestic market and its exit from less profitable contracts in Germany.

How Nestle stands to benefit from Froneri ice cream JV with R&R

5 May 2016

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream have finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses. The new venture is likely to see an increased focus behind Nestle's ice cream brands.

Nestle, R&R Ice Cream finalise joint venture plans

27 Apr 2016

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream today (27 April) announced the formation of Froneri, an ice cream joint venture operating in over 20 countries.

R&R Ice Cream 2015 sales, profits up on organic growth, M&A

4 Mar 2016

R&R Ice Cream, the UK-based company that manufactures ice cream lines for Nestle and Mondelez International, saw sales and profits rise in 2015, boosted by organic growth and contributions from acquired assets.

R&R Ice Cream 9M sales, profits rise

30 Nov 2015

R&R Ice Cream, the UK-based ice cream maker, has reported higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year, helped by last year's acquisition of Australia's Peters Food Group.

Food industry news of the week - R&R Ice Cream, TPP trade deal, US dietary guidelines

12 Oct 2015

Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.

Food industry quotes of the week - R&R, TPP, Unilever

9 Oct 2015

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream confirmed that they are in joint venture talks, a tie up that could reshape the global ice cream sector. Meanwhile the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed - to mixed reactions from the food sector. Here are just-food's quotes of the week.

Nestle, R&R Ice Cream confirm joint venture talks

5 Oct 2015

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream today (5 October) confirmed they are in talks over a possible international frozen food and ice cream venture.

Nestle: S Africa ice cream unit was not performing

13 Mar 2015

Nestle decided to quit the ice cream sector in South Africa as its business - which the food group has agreed to sell to UK-based R&R Ice Cream - was not "sustainable".

Food industry news of the week: Quorn, Russia, NZ poison fears

13 Mar 2015

We spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan this week to discuss the takeover talk surrounding the UK meat-free business and his plans for 2015. Elsewhere, Russia admitted it could ease its ban on food imports from the EU, while it was revealed in New Zealand there had been threats to poison infant formula.

Food industry quotes of the week: Quorn, R&R, Tyson

13 Mar 2015

Quorn Foods was in the M&A spotlight this week with speculation WhiteWave Foods had held talks to buy the meat-free business. We spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan to find out more. Elsewhere, Nestle sold its South African ice cream assets to R&R Ice Cream, while in New Zealand, dairy groups moved to reassure consumers their infant formula products were safe following poison threats. In the US, shares in some poultry firms including Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms plunged after reports of suspected bird flu on an Arkansas farm.

R&R Ice Cream buys Nestle's South Africa assets

12 Mar 2015

R&R Ice Cream has struck a deal to buy Nestle's ice cream operations in South Africa, the UK-based firm's latest move to broaden its business outside Europe.

Food industry news of the week: Amira, Kellogg, ConAgra

13 Feb 2015

Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods and Kellogg all indicated they are finding the going tough in the US this week with cuts to financial forecasts. Away from the results, however, it was global rice supplier Amira Nature Foods that grabbed the headlines after being accused of corruption.

The just-food interview: R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi - part two

11 Feb 2015

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.

The just-food interview: R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi - part one

9 Feb 2015

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.

R&R takes Cadbury Marvellous Creations into ice cream

9 Feb 2015

R&R Ice Cream and Mondelez International have taken the snacks group's confectionery brand Cadbury Marvellous Creations into the ice cream category in the UK.

Rowntrees Randoms, Cadbury Caramel in R&R Ice Cream NPD

3 Feb 2015

R&R Ice Cream is to roll out a slew of new lines in the UK, including products that see certain Nestle and Cadbury confectionery brands enter the category for the first time.

Tesco, R&R work on new range after Chokablok delisting

1 Oct 2014

R&R Ice Cream is developing a new ice cream range with Tesco after the UK retailer delisted Chokablok ice cream, the brand the two companies had created three years ago.

UK: R&R Ice Cream chairman appointed Burton's Biscuit Co. chairman

13 Jun 2014

Burton's Biscuit Co. has announced the appointment James Lambert as chairman of the company.

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

2 Jun 2014

US meats group Hillshire Brands has this week turned from hunter to hunted. With its offer for Pinnacle Foods on the table, the Jimmy Dean sausages maker is the subject of two takeover bids from JBS-backed Pilgrim's Pride and then Tyson Foods, looking to boost their meat empires with higher-margin products. Elsewhere, Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta snapped up Ireland's The Jelly Bean Factory, Nestle and Fonterra revamped their venture in South America and R&R Ice Cream bought Australia's Peters Food Group.



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