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Mahindra Univeg takes minority stake in digital produce group MeraKisan 

29 Sep 2016

Mahindra Univeg, a 60:40 joint venture between India's Mahindra Agri Solutions and Belgium-based produce giant Greenyard Foods, is acquiring a minority stake in produce distributor MeraKisan. 

Univeg posts mixed FY results

1 Mar 2016

Univeg, the Belgium-based produce group that last year merged with canned and frozen business Greenyard Foods, has posted mixed results for 2015.

Greenyard Foods COO Kint to join Vion as CEO

9 Jul 2015

Greenyard Foods said today (9 July) COO Francis Kint was stepping down from the role to Dutch meat group Vion Food Group as chief executive.

Univeg to invest in Veiling Haspengouw

28 May 2015

Belgium-based produce group Univeg is looking to invest in parts of local fruit and veg co-operative Veiling Haspengouw.

Greenyard, Univeg, Peatinvest strike "final agreement" on merger

13 May 2015

Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest have reached a "final agreement" over a proposed merger, which, the companies said, will create a "global leader in fruit and vegetables".

Food industry news of the week: Nestle, Unilever

17 Apr 2015

Nestle this week admitted 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's investments in the food industry had led to "accelerate" efforts to "adjust" its portfolio. The food giant was also one of the companies reporting first-quarter results, a group that included Unilever, which saw food volumes rise 3%, although it remains too early to call a sustained recovery from the unit.

Greenyard, Univeg, Peatinvest near merger

13 Apr 2015

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard Foods, fresh produce giant Univeg and agribusiness Peatinvest have signed a letter of intent to merge.

Food industry news of the week: Australia grocery code, Spanish dairy price-fixing

6 Mar 2015

This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.

Greenyard Foods, Univeg, Peatinvest mulling merger

4 Mar 2015

Frozen and canned veg supplier Greenyard Foods is exploring the possibility of a merger with fresh produce giant Univeg and agribusiness Peatinvest.

Univeg owner Deprez "eyes Greenyard Foods merger"

10 Feb 2015

The owner of Belgian fruit and vegetable group Univeg reportedly plans to take the business public by combining it with listed local peer Greenyard Foods.

Univeg spins off six production units

11 Dec 2014

Belgium-based fruit and veg supplier Univeg has announced it is demerging six of its production and export divisions.

INDIA: Univeg, Mahindra in fruit supply JV

15 Apr 2014

Belgian produce giant Univeg and Indian Mahindra ShubhLabh Services are to form a venture to develop a fresh fruit supply chain to serve the Indian and international markets.

SURINAME: Univeg takes control of banana group SBBS

24 Jan 2014

Univeg has taken a 90% stake in banana grower SBBS as it looks to "secure" its long-tern sourcing requirements.

UK: Univeg buys top fruit importer Empire World Trade

10 Jan 2014

Belgium-based produce giant Univeg has snapped up Empire World Trade, a UK importer and distributor of top fruit.

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

5 Aug 2013

The spat between UK retailers Sainsbury's and Tesco grabbed this week's headlines after the country's advertising watchdog ruled in favour of the latter's price comparison scheme.

BELGIUM: Univeg founder Deprez regains control

30 Jul 2013

Fresh produce giant Univeg has been reacquired by its founder Hein Deprez.

FRANCE: Univeg opens operations centre

23 May 2011

Univeg has announced the opening of a operations centre in France as part of plans to develop its business in the country.

BELGIUM: Univeg appoints former Chiquita exec

14 Mar 2011

Belgian fruit and vegetable group Univeg has appointed Cees Ritmeester as supply chain director for its European markets.

BULGARIA: Univeg arm to construct new facilities

16 Nov 2009

The Bulgarian arm of convenience food group Univeg is constructing a warehouse and distribution centre for fresh and frozen products in the Eastern European country.

BELGIUM: Univeg coy over "listing" talk

25 Sep 2009

Convenience food group Univeg is remaining tight-lipped as to suggestions it might go public in two years.

BELGIUM: Change at the top at Univeg

24 Sep 2009

Convenience food group Univeg has named a former consumer electronics executive as its new CEO.

BELGIUM: Univeg revamps fruit and veg exec team

9 Sep 2009

Convenience food group Univeg has shaken up the management team heading its fruit and vegetables business unit.

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