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What are the next major markets for gluten-free? - France the "sleeping giant" of the sector

6 Oct 2016

Over the past decade, gluten-free has established itself as a significant category in markets in North America, western Europe and Australasia. Gluten-free specialists have become sizeable businesses, with some building notable international operations and some attracting takeover interest from larger rivals. In a series of articles, just-food's John Shepherd puts forward five markets seen as the next for gluten-free manufacturers  - and conventional business interested in gluten-free

BELGIUM: Nestle, Fugeia join forces in Brana Vita deal

9 Nov 2011

Nestle has teamed up with Belgium-based nutrition technology firm Fugeia to develop a range of products containing fibre ingredient Brana Vita.

UK: Walker to lead Alfesca UK

19 Sep 2011

Alfesca, parent company of UK firms Lyons Seafoods and Farne Salmon, has promoted Craig Walker to the role of chief executive of its local operations.

INDIA: Britannia Industries profits jump in Q1

8 Aug 2011

Indian food manufacturer Britannia Industries has recorded a jump in profits in the first quarter of its financial year.

INDIA: Britannia launches biscuit for health-conscious women

19 Jul 2011

Indian biscuit maker Britannia Industries has launched a product designed to appeal to health-conscious female consumers.

just the facts - Russian dairy market

25 Nov 2010

Russian dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann yesterday (24 November) announced it had acquired Siberia-based dairy producer Moloko Isilkulya.

PANAMA: Coca-Cola FEMSA set to buy dairy firm Grupo Industrias Lacteas

15 Oct 2010

Panama-based dairy firm Grupo Industrias Lácteas could be purchased by Coca-Cola FEMSA.

BRAZIL: Bimbo opens new factory in Minas Gerais

24 Aug 2010

Mexican bakery giant Bimbo has opened a new factory in the Brazilian province of Minas Gerais as it continues to court consumers in Latin America's largest economy.

UK: Lyons Seafoods revamps look

28 Sep 2009

Lyons Seafoods has relaunched its branded product range in the UK with a “fresh, modern” design.

UK: Alfesca launches Lyons Seafoods smoked prawns

18 Aug 2009

European convenience foods group Alfesca has launched naturally smoked chilled jumbo king prawns in the UK under the Lyons Seafoods brand.

US: Bedford the favourite as two Vita offers withdrawn

14 Apr 2009

US seafood-to-honey firm Vita Food Products is pressing on with plans to merge with an entity owned by the company's largest shareholder after two rivals bids came in for the business and were subsequently withdrawn.

US: Vita posts 2008 net loss

3 Apr 2009

Vita Food Products, the US fish-to-honey producer, today (3 April) posted a net loss of US$1.5m for 2008.

US: Vita signs merger deal with shareholder

3 Mar 2009

US seafood-to-honey firm Vita Food Products is to merge with an entity owned by the company's largest shareholder.

US: Vita Food profits tumble

15 Apr 2008

Vita Food Products, the US fish-to-honey producer, has seen first-quarter profits slump by a quarter.

US: Vita secures loan amendment

9 Apr 2008

Vita Food Products has extended the termination date and various loan terms of its pre-existing loan with LaSalle Bank National Association.

US: Vita swings to profit despite sales dip

20 Mar 2008

Vita Food Products swung to a profit in 2007 despite a dip in sales, the US speciality and seafood food has said.

UK: First Milk, Milk Link end merger talks

6 Feb 2008

UK dairy co-operatives First Milk and Milk Link have abandoned a plan to merge.

UK: OFT clears First Milk, Milk Link merger

13 Dec 2007

The UK’s competition watchdog has given the green light to the merger of dairy processors First Milk and Milk Link.

US: Vita Food shares delisted

27 Nov 2007

As previously announced would happen, Vita Food Products has been delisted from the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

US: Losses widen at Vita Foods

12 Nov 2007

Growing losses from both its seafood and speciality foods business have worsened quarterly figures at Vita Food Products.

US: Rising costs prompt Vita delisting

6 Nov 2007

Vita Food Products is to pull its shares from the American Stock Exchange in a bid to trim costs from the business.

UK: First Milk, Milk Link confirm merger talks

4 Oct 2007

Two of the UK’s leading dairy processors have confirmed that they are in talks to merge. First Milk and Milk Link, both farmer-owned co-operatives, said today (4 October) that they are in “advanced discussions” over a possible merger.

US: Vita to withdraw from Chicago Stock Exchange

23 Aug 2007

Chicago-based seafood and specialty foods group Vita Food Products has announced that it has notified the Chicago Stock Exchange of its intention to withdraw its common stock from the exchange.

US: Vita names independent director

22 Aug 2007

US-based Vita Foods has named David Allen as a board member and chairman of the company’s audit committee.

US: Cost focus buoys Vita during H1

14 Aug 2007

A tight control on costs and the disposal of “unprofitable” businesses boosted earnings at US-based Vita Foods during the first half of the year. The company posted a 28% leap in operating profit to US$973,000 for the six months to the end of June.

US: Vita announces loan agreement

21 Jun 2007

US salad dressings and condiments producer Vita Food Products has announced that MDB Alternative Investments, a company controlled by Vita director Howard Bedford, has transferred the remaining US$2m of its $3m aggregate investment in the company in exchange for a note issued to MDB dated 15 June, 2007.

UK: Lyons Seafoods to move into brined shellfish

1 Jun 2007

Shellfish and speciality seafood company Lyons Seafoods is to expand its business outside its core categories.

US: Vita names new chairman and board directors

31 May 2007

The Chicago-based food group Vita Food Products has announced that David S. Lipson, Edward P. Dolanski and Robert C. Douglas II have been elected to its board of directors.

US: Vita secures equity investment

17 May 2007

Vita Food Products has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement that will see the company receive an additional cash injection of US$3m.

US: Vita cuts marketing spend as sales stay flat

15 May 2007

A cut in marketing expenditure has helped drive first-quarter earnings at US sauces-to-seafood producer Vita Foods.

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