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Shengyuan buys fellow China infant-formula maker Harbin Alfbeta

4 Oct 2019

Chinese infant-formula firm Shengyuan International Group, trading as Synutra, has acquired a local competitor.

Sodiaal seals deal with China's Synutra over infant-formula plant

14 Mar 2019

French dairy group Sodiaal has agreed a deal over an infant-formula production plant with China's Synutra.

French dairy co-op Sodiaal gets European funding for R&D

28 Jan 2019

French dairy group Sodiaal is being provided with a multi-million euro loan to fund its research and development programme.

Sodiaal confirms talks to buy part of Synutra infant-formula plant

29 Aug 2018

French dairy group Sodiaal is in discussions with Synutra to acquire part of the Chinese infant formula maker's activities at its production plant in Brittany.

Sodiaal forms four divisions to implement strategy

19 Jul 2018

French dairy major Sodiaal has reorganised its business into four divisions as CEO Jorge Boucas, appointed last year, looks to hit the profitability targets he set in December.

Ex-FrieslandCampina CFO Kees Gielen becomes Sodiaal finance chief

19 Jul 2018

Former FrieslandCampina CFO Kees Gielen has been named operations and finance director at French dairy peer Sodiaal.

Goodman Fielder seeks NZ rights to Yoplait

22 Jun 2018

Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder is looking to acquire the rights to the Yoplait brand in New Zealand.

Savencia-Sodiaal cheese firm Richesmonts to close plant

8 Jun 2018

French cheese maker Compagnie des Fromages et Richesmonts (CFR), jointly owned by Savencia Fromage & Dairy and Sodiaal, is to close a plant in response to decreasing demand.

Earnings summary - Fleury Michon starts 2018 with further pressure on sales; Valio FY growth led by export markets; Cerealto sales jump on M&A, EBITDA falls; Simply Good Foods in positive territory in H1

12 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

French dairy co-operative Sodiaal unveils strategic plan

8 Dec 2017

Sodiaal has unveiled a strategic plan in which the France-based dairy cooperative aims to boost profitability and rank among the top five European groups by 2025.

Hostess Brands, Nestle team up again; US turkey giant Butterball in organic move; Young's launches shellfish range; Sodiaal to take Entremont into organic cheese

17 Nov 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin to buy Sodiaal-owned Yeo Frais

27 Jan 2017

French dairy co-operative Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin has announced the acquisition of Sodiaal-owned Yéo Frais, subject to regulatory approval.

Sodiaal names Jorge Boucas new CEO

9 Dec 2016

France-based dairy cooperative Sodiaal said today (9 December) Jorge Boucas has been appointed as group CEO effective 1 February 2017.

Sodiaal set to name new CEO as Frederic Rostand steps down

24 Nov 2016

France-based dairy cooperative Sodiaal said today (24 November) it will select a new CEO next month to succeed Frédéric Rostand, who is to leave the company on 31 December.

New Algiers production facility for Sodiaal's Candia

12 Sep 2016

Algerian dairy firm Tchin Lait, a franchisee of France's Sodiaal group subsidiary Candia, has expanded production with the opening of a new UHT facility in the capital city of Algiers.

Sodiaal and Systeme U deal to aid French dairy sector

19 Jul 2016

French dairy co-operative Sodiaal and national retailers' co-operative Systeme U have signed a partnership agreement that offers a "fair compensation" deal for milk producers.

Sodiaal's Candia to make UHT milk for China's Synutra

13 Apr 2016

Sodiaal, the French dairy co-operative, is to manufacture UHT milk to be sold in China under the local brands of infant formula group Synutra.

Sodiaal seeks savings amid "dairy crisis"

22 Feb 2016

Sodiaal, the France-based dairy co-operative, is to make savings and put off some of its spending this year.

Food industry news of the week - Green Giant, Arla, KitKat

4 Sep 2015

B&G Foods struck a deal to buy General Mills' struggling Green Giant business - but insisted it could revitalise its sales. Arla Foods announced two ventures in Africa to boost its presence in the continent. And Nestle outlined plans to make KitKat with only sustainably-sourced cocoa from next year.

Cheese maker Entremont moves into frozen food

3 Sep 2015

Sodiaal-owned cheese business Entremont has announced it is moving into France's frozen food sector.

Nactalia deal becomes latest Sodiaal move in China

10 Jul 2015

Sodiaal is to launch an organic infant milk in China under its Nactalia brand, the French dairy group's second announcement in a week on plans to expand in the market.

Food industry news of the week - PepsiCo, Sodiaal, Boulder Brands

10 Jul 2015

PepsiCo issued its second-quarter results this week - and upped its annual earnings forecast. The company's shares fell, amid concerns the second half of the year will prove more challenging. Under-pressure US group Boulder Brands, fresh from the departure of its CEO, announced restructuring plans likely to lead to 15% of jobs being cut. French dairy group Sodiaal announced another move in China, while we analysed the impact Russia's import restrictions have had on domestic companies.

Food industry news of the week - ConAgra, JBS

3 Jul 2015

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.

Sodiaal's Candia signs China JV

2 Jul 2015

French milk producer Candia, part of the dairy co-operative Sodiaal, is to set up its first joint venture in China as part of plans to broaden its reach in the country.

Sodiaal aims to double EBITDA by 2020

19 Jun 2015

French dairy co-operative Sodiaal aims to double its earnings by 2020 as it looks to take advantage of opportunities in the "new world" following the end of EU dairy quotas.

BRICs and beyond: Has Yoplait adopted the best expansion strategy in China?

12 Jun 2015

The move from General Mills and Sodiaal to expand Yoplait into China is a significant step for the yoghurt brand. The potential of the Chinese yoghurt market and its growth profile makes it a tempting prize for any yoghurt manufacturer. But, Katy Askew asks, have General Mills and Sodiaal taken the best route to expansion in the market?

Food industry news of the week - Yoplait, Maggi

12 Jun 2015

General Mills has taken the plunge in China's yoghurt market, this week launching Yoplait in Shanghai. The row over Nestle's Maggi noodles in India continued, with the food giant contesting the nationwide ban in court. And there were a flurry of stories in the US - Campbell Soup Co. and WhiteWave Foods snapped up smaller businesses, while Boulder Brands announced its co-founder and CEO Steve Hughes had resigned.

Yoplait launched in China

8 Jun 2015

General Mills today (8 June) announced the launch of the Yoplait yoghurt brand in China.

French dairies launch 'Made in France' logo

10 Feb 2015

French milk processors have launched a 'Made in France' logo in a bid to combat rising imports.

FRANCE: 2013 sales, profits up at dairy group Sodiaal

26 Jun 2014

French dairy giant Sodiaal has reported higher sales and profits for 2013, boosted by recent mergers and its cheese business.

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