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Saputo 'no longer in running for Lion Dairy & Drinks'

20 Nov 2020

Dairy giant Saputo is reportedly out of the running to buy another asset in one of the Canada-based group's main overseas markets.

Saputo amongst three would-be buyers linked to Lion Dairy and Drinks deal

12 Nov 2020

A report from Australia has suggested the owner of Lion Dairy and Drinks has received three bids for the business, including one from North America.

Saputo enters row over Canadian grocers' fee hikes

10 Nov 2020

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has responded to a move by some of the country's largest grocers to hike the fees they charges suppliers for stocking their products.

Saputo "excited" by acquisition opportunities

10 Nov 2020

Canadian dairy major Saputo has outlined its future acquisition strategy in a post-results call with analysts.

Update – Saputo confirms interest in Australia's Lion Dairy & Drinks

20 Oct 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy major, has confirmed it is mulling a move to buy another asset in Australia.

Saputo wants to buy Lion dairy unit – Australian watchdog

20 Oct 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy major, wants to buy another asset in Australia, according to the country's competition watchdog.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

13 Oct 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

Canadian dairy firm Saputo merges US divisions to create more "agile platform"

7 Aug 2020

Canadian dairy firm Saputo is merging two business divisions to create a more "agile platform", it said as it reported first-quarter results.

New products – PepsiCo expands Quaker Porridge to Go bars range in UK; Upfield gives Flora US debut; Princes unveils U.ME cooking oils; Friesland organic formula in Hong Kong

7 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a Marmite Houmous from Unilever and a new protein bar from Kellogg-owned RXBAR.

Saputo to retire name of Australian cheese brand Coon 

24 Jul 2020

Canadian dairy business Saputo has said it is to retire the name of a cheese brand sold in Australia deemed to be racially insensitive.

Danone invests in infant formula, medical nutrition in China

16 Jul 2020

French food group Danone has today (16 July) announced a series of investments in China covering two of its businesses – including an acquisition.

Saputo waits it out on foodservice where M&A could feature

8 Jun 2020

Saputo said it will take time before the Canada-based dairy firm's foodservice business returns to pre-coronavirus levels, although retail is normalising.

Dairy major Saputo eyes post-coronavirus M&A

27 Mar 2020

Saputo, the international dairy group, believes there will be more opportunity for acquisitions in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The top takeaways as dairy giant Saputo talks Covid-19 - analysis

27 Mar 2020

Canadian dairy major Saputo addressed analysts on Thursday (26 March) about the implications of Covid-19. Simon Harvey looks at the key talking points.

Saputo commits to wide-ranging environmental goals

11 Feb 2020

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has unveiled environmental targets linked to climate, water and waste that it wants to achieve by 2025.

Canada's Saputo sets out plant-based stall

7 Feb 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy giant, has signalled its intention of building a presence in the plant-based area.

Dairy major Saputo to shut two plants

7 Feb 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy giant, is to close two of its production facilities as part of "continual" moves to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

UK food, beverage M&A volumes down in 2019 as Brexit uncertainty hits - research

27 Jan 2020

Research by corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has revealed UK food and beverage M&A volumes and values in 2019.

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.

New products - Tyson introduces Air Fried Chicken; Halo Top goes "indulgent" in the UK; Good Hemp debuts CBD-infused milk; Danone rolls out Alpro soy drinks

25 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes CBD-infused milk from Good Hemp high-protein soy drinks from Alpro and "indulgent" ice creams from Halo Top.

New products - Strauss chocolate "first"; Saputo's Vitalite dairy-free cheese; Vegan pizza from Garden Gourmet; Goodbelly "gut-friendly" cereal

4 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a "gut-friendly" breakfast cereal from Cereal Partners Worldwide and Strauss Group claiming a "first" in the chocolate market.

Saputo-Lion cheese deal green-lighted by Australian competition watchdog

26 Sep 2019

Australia's competition watchdog has ruled on the proposed acquisition by Canadian dairy company Saputo of the Lion speciality cheese business.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

Australia's competition body raises concerns over Saputo's deal for Lion Dairy

8 Aug 2019

Australia's competition watchdog has raised concerns about the acquisition by Canadian dairy company Saputo of speciality cheese assets owned by an Japan's Kirin Holdings. 

New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US

21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

Brexit blamed as UK food M&A activity "hits nine-year low"

15 May 2019

Corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has commented on the 'Brexit effect' on merger and acquisitions activity in the UK food and beverage industry.

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down after Saputo takeover

8 May 2019

Canadian dairy company Saputo has revealed a change at the top of Dairy Crest, the UK-based peer it bought earlier this year.

Saputo to acquire Lion Dairy speciality cheese business in Australia from Kirin

26 Apr 2019

Canada's Saputo has emerged as the winner in the battle to buy an Australian-based speciality cheese business which has been on the market since October.

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