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Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chick...

Estonia sugar tax plan takes in dairy, plant-based drinks

The Estonian parliament has approved introducing a special tax on sales of sugary drinks, including dairy products, causing concern within t...

Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts mad...

General Mills turns to "heritage" to boost US Yoplait sales

General Mills is launching what it calls a "traditional, French-style" Yoplait yogurt in the US this summer in an attempt to boost its flagg...

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EU warning on China food certification changes 27 Jun 2017

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for imports into the country.


Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm 27 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chicken processor at about EUR94m (US$105.2m).


Estonia sugar tax plan takes in dairy, plant-based drinks 27 Jun 2017

Monika Hanley

The Estonian parliament has approved introducing a special tax on sales of sugary drinks, including dairy products, causing concern within the Baltic state’s food and dairy industry.


Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 Jun 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


South Africa, Zimbabwe hit by avian influenza outbreaks 27 Jun 2017

Tawanda Karombo

The poultry industries in South Africa and Zimbabwe have been hit by outbreaks of avian influenza in both countries.


Warburtons confirms closure of Giles Foods plant 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

UK bakery Warburtons has confirmed it is to close its Giles Foods facility in Milton Keynes after a 45-day "full and meaningful" consultation period with its 218 workers at the site.


Amplify Snack Brands launches protein-filled Oatmega biscuits 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US group Amplify Snack Brands has added a grass-fed whey protein biscuits to its line of Oatmega products.


LT Foods to open rice processing plant in Europe 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

LT Foods, one of India’s biggest rice processors, is to open its new European rice plant in the Netherlands tomorrow (28 June).


Snyder's-Lance adds to Snack Factory range 27 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has announced the launch of Dessert Thins, a range of sweet biscuits, under its Snack Factory brand, to appeal to health-conscious consumers who want to treat themselves to something indulgent without the associated guilt.


General Mills turns to "heritage" to boost US Yoplait sales 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

General Mills is launching what it calls a "traditional, French-style" Yoplait yogurt in the US this summer in an attempt to boost its flagging sales in the category.


Addo Food Group sets sights on UK foodservice sector 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

UK’s largest savoury pastry products manufacturer Addo Food Group has announced its intention to expand into the foodservice sector.


Brexit - UK to keep duty-free access for developing countries 26 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The UK will maintain duty-free access to its market for goods from dozens of developing countries once it has left the EU.


Chipita coy over 'new Slovakia plant' claims 26 Jun 2017

Michael Kosmides

Greece-based savoury snacks specialist company Chipita has refused to confirm or deny reports it plans to build a new plant for its products in Slovakia.


Target pulls Hampton Creek products 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US retailer Target has pulled all the Hampton Creek products it stocks in response to food safety allegations.


Kraft Heinz launches into wet ambient soups in UK 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Kraft Heinz is adding to its soup stable in the UK with the launch of line of wet soups sold in ambient cartons.


Activist investor Third Point calls for new strategy at Nestle 26 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Third Point, a US hedge fund controlled by Daniel Loeb, has taken a CHF3.28bn (US$3.38bn) stake in Nestle - equivalent to about 1% of shares - and called for a strategy shake-up at the Swiss food giant.


Germany overturns Bell price-fixing findings 26 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Germany's Cartel Office has abandoned antitrust proceedings against Bell Group over accusations of price-fixing in the country's sausage sector dating from 2014.


Boparan Holdings sales up but profits pressured in "tough" Q3 26 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (26 June) reported rising sales but pressure on profits in what it described as a "tough" third quarter of its financial year.


Grupo Bimbo latest to launch start-up accelerator 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has become the latest food multinational to set up an in-house investment arm. launched a start-up accelerator programme to help fledgling companies in the food industry establish themselves.


Boparan Holdings names ex-British Sugar MD Richard Pike new CFO 26 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent of UK supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, has named former Associated British Foods executive Richard Pike as its new CFO.


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