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

8 May 2012

Bright Food, the Chinese food group, was full of confidence this week about the prospects for UK cereal firm Weetabix, its first investment in Europe after missing out on companies including United Biscuits and Yoplait. Elsewhere, Orkla explained why its CEO had resigned from the Norwegian consumer goods group, German retailer Metro Group insisted its sales were improving after it reported a quarterly loss and UK peer Morrisons said it would not chase unprofitable volumes despite a fall in like-for-like sales.

US: DuPont takes control of Solae from Bunge

1 May 2012

US chemicals group DuPont has acquired full ownership of soy ingredients maker Solae from joint-owner Bunge for around US$440m.

The just-food interview - Solae CEO Torkel Rhenman

30 Nov 2011

Increased consumer interest in health and in the impact of their consumption on the environment is driving demand for soy ingredients supplier Solae, according to CEO Torkel Rhenman. He spoke to Dean Best at the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition about the outlook for Solae, which has hit the corporate headlines in recent months due to speculation over its future ownership.

US: DuPont, Bunge "studying options on Solae"

16 Sep 2011

The owners of soy ingredients maker Solae have reportedly started to examine the options for the business.

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

29 Jul 2011

just-food's insight pages were full of interviews and analysis this week. As Auchan's Sun Art Retail Group venture listed in Hong Kong, we looked at the growth of China's hypermarket sector. Our food retail coverage did not stop there, with our latest briefing focusing on the challenge of building a successful online operation. And we interviewed executives at two leading dairy processors, Arla Foods and First Milk, about issues from sustainability to promotions. Click on the headlines for more.

US: DuPont silent on rumours of Solae sale

26 Jul 2011

US conglomerate DuPont has refused to be drawn on reports that it and agribusiness giant Bunge are looking to sell their soy products venture Solae.

US: New Danisco owner DuPont to form "premier" food ingredients unit

20 May 2011

DuPont, the new owner of Danish food group Danisco, has set out its plan to create a "premier" food ingredients and food safety business.

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