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CANADA: Saputo increases Warrnambool offer

25 Oct 2013

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has increased its offer for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory after being outbid by Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn.

AUS: Murray Goulburn submits highest bid for Warrnambool

18 Oct 2013

Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn has joined the bidding war for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory with the highest bid yet.

AUS: Bega Cheese bid for Warrnambool "not reasonable"

15 Oct 2013

Bega Cheese's bid to buy Australian dairy peer Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory has been declared "neither fair nor reasonable", according to an independent review commissioned by the takeover target.

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

14 Oct 2013

Last week's coverage has been dominated by two highlights of the food industry calendar. The first, industry trade show Anuga, saw just-food speaking to a number of up-and-coming companies, such as US kefir maker Lifeway Foods, about their export plans. The second, The World Retail Congress in Paris, provided us with an opportunity to delve into the emerging trends and hear from the great and the good of the food retail sector.

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

14 Oct 2013

just-food was working hard to bring you news from both Cologne and Paris last week as the Anuga trade show and World Retail Congress conference, respectively, got under way. Enjoy some of the best quotes from both shows. Separately, Saputo confirmed plans to table a takeover bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, while the UK Government unveiled a programme to support the country's food and drink exports.

AUS: Bega casts doubt over Saputo WCB bid will succeed

10 Oct 2013

Bega Cheese has said it will fight on its bid to buy Australian dairy peer Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - and cast doubt over whether a rival, higher offer from Canada's Saputo will prevail.

AUS: Warrnambool: Saputo will help us grow

9 Oct 2013

A sale of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian dairy giant Saputo will help the Australian business grow, its senior management have claimed.

ANUGA 2013: Saputo eyes Asia through WCB bid

8 Oct 2013

An acquisition of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory would provide Saputo with a platform to expand further in Asia, the Canadian dairy company's president and COO Kai Bockmann told just-food.

ANUGA 2013: Interview: Dairy group Saputo eyes emerging markets

8 Oct 2013

Saputo has beefed up its scale through a swathe of acquisitions in recent years and the Canadian dairy company could seal a long-awaited deal to acquire Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. But ambitious Saputo seems unlikely to rest on its laurels. Katy Askew caught up with president and COO Kai Bockmann at this year's Anuga to find out more about Saputo's growth drive.

CANADA/US: Aussie dairy WCB backs bid from Canada's Saputo

8 Oct 2013

Canadian dairy group Saputo is to table a takeover bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - and has received the backing of the Australian dairy firm's board.

CANADA: Saputo Q1 earnings up, warns on tough FY

6 Aug 2013

Canadian dairy giant Saputo saw earnings climb in its first quarter but warned of a "challenging" year ahead.

CANADA: Acquisition fuels Saputo FY profits

6 Jun 2013

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has recorded an increase in full-year profits, on the back of revenue boosted by its acquisition of Morningstar Foods.

US: Morningstar sale boosts Dean Foods profits

10 May 2013

Dean Foods has booked a leap in first-quarter net earnings, boosted by proceeds from the sale of its Morningstar business.

CANADA/UK: Saputo in talks to sell Welsh site to Dairy Partners

2 May 2013

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has confirmed it is in talks to sell its plant in Wales to UK firm Dairy Partners.

GERMANY: Lactalis in talks to buy Saputo plant

23 Apr 2013

Canadian cheese-maker Saputo has confirmed it is in "advanced" talks with French dairy group Lactalis over the possible sale of a plant Germany.

CANADA: Saputo to close cheese plant

15 Mar 2013

Saputo is to close a cheese plant in Canada as it bids to improve efficiency within its domestic dairy operations.

CANADA: Dairy giant Saputo looks to quit Europe

25 Feb 2013

Canadian dairy group Saputo looks set to quit Europe after deciding to close plants in the UK and Germany.

CANADA: Saputo Q3 profit up on sales increase

14 Feb 2013

Canadian dairy firm Saputo has reported a rise in third-quarter profits on the back of rising sales and a better product mix.

just-food's research round-up: bakery, confectionery, Saputo, online grocery

1 Feb 2013

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes health claim strategies for food and drinks firms, social media strategies for food companies and super grains.

just-food's research round-up: The Russian chocolate market, snack bars in China

17 Jan 2013

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes the chocolate market in Russia, snack bars in China and a European dairy industry outlook.

just-food review of 2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

19 Dec 2012

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A activity rebounded in the food sector this year. However, a look at just-food's M&A coverage this year shows there have been few big-ticket, transformational deals.

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

10 Dec 2012

The week's two major stories broke within hours of each other on Wednesday - Tesco admitted it was "likely" to leave the US and Germany's Intersnack snapped up United Biscuits' salty snacks business. Elsewhere, ex-Tesco CEO Terry Leahy led a private-equity buy-out of UK discounter B&M Retail and Canada's Saputo agreed to buy Dean Foods' Morningstar arm. Meanwhile, Singapore agribusiness giant Olam International found its finances under scrutiny and we interviewed the head of Nestle's operations in equatorial Africa.

CANADA: Saputo snaps up Dean Foods' Morningstar unit

3 Dec 2012

Canadian dairy firm Saputo has signed a deal to acquire the Morningstar business of Dean Foods.

US: Saputo, Michael Foods "front-runners" for Dean Foods unit

30 Nov 2012

Canadian dairy firm Saputo and US food group Michael Foods are understood to be vying to acquire the Morningstar business of Dean Foods.

CANADA: Saputo earnings slide on milk price hike

8 Nov 2012

Canadian dairy firm Saputo has recorded a drop in first-half profits, hurt by "unfavourable" market conditions in the US and an increase in the cost of milk in California.

CANADA: US weighs on Saputo Q1 profits

1 Aug 2012

Lower profits from its US division has hit first-quarter earnings at Canadian dairy firm Saputo.

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

11 Jun 2012

A swathe of results releases this week highlighted the ongoing difficulties of operating in the current economic climate.

On the money: Saputo to hang onto bakery business

7 Jun 2012

Saputo's bakery business is "not for sale", the Canadian dairy giant's chief executive has insisted after a writedown on the value of the division led to a fall in the company's annual profits.

CANADA: Cake challenge sours Saputo earnings

6 Jun 2012

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has reported a fall in annual profits after recording a C$125m (US$121.5m) impairment charge on its small grocery products business.

CANADA: DCI Cheese buy, Argentina sales drive Saputo Q3 profits

8 Feb 2012

Canadian dairy company Saputo has recorded an increase in third-quarter earnings, boosted by the acquisition of DCI Cheese Co. last year and an increase in exports to Argentina.

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