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February sees spike in food M&A - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Focus: Chobani UK case highlights provenance issue

Chobani's failure to win a court case in the UK over the labelling of its yoghurts as Greek resulted in an injunction against the firm last...

Katy Askew | 2 Jul 2012

This week got off to a start with a bang when UK meat group Cranswick announced to the market it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kingston Foods.

Katy Askew | 13 Mar 2012

Last week, Dairy Crest announced that it is considering the sale of its French spreads brand, St Hubert. In a move that raised some eyebrows in the investment community, the group indicated that it could use some of the proceeds to fund future acquisitions. Katy Humphries takes a look at which potential deals might pique Dairy Crest's interest.

Dean Best | 11 Nov 2010

In April, speaking to just-food after Emmi announced plans to buy Swiss cheese maker Fromalp, the dairy giant's CFO Reto Conrad hinted that the company would make more acquisitions in Europe this year.

Dean Best | 29 Jul 2010

As a business proud of its Welsh roots, it is unlikely the Stars and Stripes were ever hoisted above the Rachel's dairy farm in Aberystwyth.

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Dean Best | 6 Nov 2012

Swiss dairy group Emmi has this year pressed on with its plans to expand overseas and rely less on a stagnant domestic sector. At the SIAL 2012 industry expo in Paris, Dean Best met Matthias Kunz, head of Emmi's international business, to discuss the company's latest investments, including its decision to take a majority stake in Spanish dairy Kaiku.

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Simon Harvey | 11 Jul 2018

Arla Foods has gained clearance from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to acquire the liquid milk, butter and cheese business of fellow dairy company Yeo Valley.

Simon Harvey | 17 May 2018

European dairy giant Arla Foods' proposed acquisition of part of UK dairy firm Yeo Valley is being examined by the country's competition watchdog.

Andy Coyne | 8 Feb 2018

Dairy giant Arla Foods is aiming to "further drive organic penetration of the milk market" through acquiring part of UK business Yeo Valley.

Dean Best | 21 Sep 2017

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Feb 2016

UK dairy manufacturer Yeo Valley has announced the launch of a range of sugar-free yoghurts in its home market.

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2013

UK dairy firm Yeo Valley is looking to tap into the growth of the fat-free yoghurt market with the launch of a 0% fat range.

Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 2012

Waitrose led the promotional activity in the UK grocery sector last month, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.

Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2012

UK dairy firm Yeo Valley is to expand its product range with the launch of a soured cream product.

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2012

New products and recipes are part of changes UK organic dairy firm Yeo Valley has made to its portfolio.

Petah Marian | 14 Mar 2011

UK-based organic dairy group Rachel's has revealed moves to expand into Saudi Arabia and Malta. | 27 Sep 2010

UK organic dairy business Yeo Valley is set to launch its first-ever TV marketing campaign in a bid to make its organic products "more accessible". | 7 Jun 2010

UK organic dairy firm Yeo Valley has launched a range of four-pack yoghurts focusing on a single flavour.

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Country Profile: Dairy & Soy Food in the UK

Country Profile: Dairy & Soy Food in the UK

The dairy & soy food sector in the UK is led by the milk category in both value and volume terms. The ‘dairy-based & soy- based desserts’ category is expected to register the fastest value and volume...

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