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New products - Strong Roots targets kids; Noble Foods launches foodservice egg brand in retail; Baxters' plant-based soup; Barratt confectionery brand launches 'retro' ice creams

9 Apr 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include a three-strong range of plant-based soups from Baxters and ice creams from Barratt based on retro sweets.

New products - Little Secrets adds Fair Trade Cookie Bars to wafers line-up; Valeo launches vegan variety of Kettle Chips in UK

23 Dec 2019

New products that caught the eye this week include a duo of natural Fair Trade Cookie Bars from US-based Little Secrets and Valeo launching a vegan variety of Kettle Chips.

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.

Food industry M&A deal value down markedly YOY, says GlobalData

4 Nov 2019

The value of food-industry M&A deals was almost 54% lower in the first nine months of 2019 year-on-year, according to research and analysis organisation GlobalData.

Valeo Foods emerges as buyer for Matthew Walker Christmas puddings from 2 Sisters

10 Oct 2019

2 Sisters Food Group has found a buyer for its Christmas puddings operation after putting the business up for sale earlier this year.

Valeo Foods Group to acquire Campbell Soup Co.'s European snack assets

2 Sep 2019

Ireland's Valeo Foods Group has signed an agreement to acquire assets from US food giant Campbell Soup Co.

Valeo Foods Group in talks to buy snacks brands from Campbell

13 Aug 2019

Ireland's Valeo Foods Group is looking to add to its snacks assets by acquiring brands in the UK and its home market from Campbell Soup Co.

Valeo plots production move for UK confectionery brands

6 Aug 2019

Ireland's Valeo Foods is moving the production of two brands produced by its UK subsidiary Big Bear Confectionery to another location, it has announced.

What could be rationale for Karro, Young’s joining forces?

3 Jul 2019

A year after Young's Seafood was put up for sale, the company is to combine with another UK firm, pork player Karro Food Group, under the auspices of CapVest Partners. Why?

Valeo Foods plans to merge confectionery units Tangerine, Big Bear

1 Mar 2019

Ireland-based Valeo Foods plans to merge two of its UK confectionery businesses with plant closures and job losses a real possibility.

UK watchdog clears Valeo's purchase of Tangerine Confectionery

10 Dec 2018

UK competition officials have issued their ruling on Valeo Foods Group's move to buy local candy maker Tangerine Confectionery.

UK competition watchdog reviews Valeo Foods' acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery

22 Aug 2018

The UK's competition watchdog is reviewing the recent acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery by Ireland's Valeo Foods Group.

Valeo Foods Group buys Tangerine Confectionery from PE firm Blackstone

10 Aug 2018

Ireland's Valeo Foods Group has added to its candy business with the acquisition of UK supplier Tangerine Confectionery from private-equity house Blackstone.

Raisio offloads confectionery business to Valeo Foods for EUR77m

22 Dec 2017

Finland's Raisio is set to sell its confectionery business to Ireland-based Valeo Foods for EUR77m (US$91.2m).

Dr Schar, Atkins, Valeo caught in Europe chocolate recall on salmonella fears

25 Aug 2015

Manufacturers and retailers including Dr Schar and Tesco have been caught up in a salmonella scare linked to wafer products made and distributed from the Netherlands.

CapVest buys Origin Enterprises stake in Valeo Foods

28 Jul 2015

Private-equity firm CapVest Partners has acquired a 32% stake in Irish food firm Valeo Foods from owner Origin Enterprises.

Valeo aims to grow Odlums at home and overseas

21 Jul 2015

Valeo Foods has invested EUR1m (US$1.1m) to upgrade production of its Odlums flour and home baking business as part of a push behind the brand that could see it expand in export markets.

2011 in review - M&A activity fails to meet expectations

22 Dec 2011

A year ago, there was consensus that M&A activity would pick up in 2011. As we look back on the last 12 months, there were some major deals but concern over the economy meant the numbers of deals fell short of expectations. Dean Best reports.

Best bits: Ralcorp stands firm as ConAgra ups ante

15 Aug 2011

ConAgra Foods, keen to tap into the growing private-label market in the US, has made a higher bid for Ralcorp Holdings. Its takeover target, however, has again rejected the company's advances.

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

12 Aug 2011

There were a series of deals this week, from Symington's move to buy two brands from Unilever and Valeo Foods Group's acquisition of fellow Irish food maker Jacob Fruitfield Food Group to the latest move by Sara Lee to restructure its business and sell a North American unit to US company Ralcorp Holdings. Click on the headlines for more.

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

12 Aug 2011

Following last week's shock news of Kraft Foods' spin off, corporate restructuring and M&A remained the theme, with Sara Lee agreeing to sell its North American refrigerated dough business to Ralcorp Holdings and announcing plans to sell its French and Spanish bakery divisions. Irish food company Valeo Foods Group struck a deal to buy local rival Jacob Fruitfield Food Group and Symington's acquired two food brands from Unilever. Here's the best of what was said this week:

In the spotlight: Valeo could look to UK after Jacob Fruitfield deal

10 Aug 2011

Valeo Foods Group's acquisition of Irish rival Jacob Fruitfield Food Group has highlighted the company's ambition to lead consolidation in Ireland's food sector. But is the move likely to signal ambitions further afield? Michelle Russell reports.

UPDATE: IRELAND: We want to lead M&A in Ireland, says Valeo after Jacob Fruitfield deal

8 Aug 2011

Irish food maker Valeo Foods Group has said its deal to buy local rival Jacob Fruitfield Food Group is part of its strategy to lead consolidation in the country's food sector.

IRELAND: Valeo inks deal to buy Jacob Fruitfield Food Group

8 Aug 2011

Irish food maker Valeo Foods Group has struck a deal to buy local rival Jacob Fruitfield Food Group.



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